GHG Emissions, Industrial - February 19, 2021
Ford Europe transforms Cologne facility for more EV manufacturing
Ford announced on Feb. 17 that it is committing to having 100% of its passenger vehicle range in Europe be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid by mid-2026, and completely all-electric by 2030. Similarly, Ford’s entire commercial vehicle range will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, by 2024, with two-thirds of Ford’s commercial vehicle sales expected to be all-electric or plug-in hybrid by 2030.
Ford announced in late 2020 that it was investing at least $22 billion globally in electrification through 2025, nearly twice the company’s previous EV investment plans. Ford’s drive to a fully electric future is spearheaded by a $1 billion investment in a new EV manufacturing center in Cologne. The company’s first European-built, volume all-electric passenger vehicle for European customers will roll off the lines in Cologne starting in 2023.
“Our announcement today to transform our Cologne facility, the home of our operations in Germany for 90 years, is one of the most significant Ford has made in over a generation. It underlines our commitment to Europe and a modern future with electric vehicles at the heart of our strategy for growth,” Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe, said in a statement.
The company’s first European-built, volume all-electric passenger vehicle for European customers will roll off the lines in Cologne starting in 2023.
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