The Blue Oval is moving rapidly toward an all-electric future, both at home here in the U.S., and abroad. Today, Ford Europe announced the development of seven new EV models to be released across the continent in the coming years, including passenger vehicles and vans. Ford believes its annual EV sales in Europe to surpass 600,000 units by 2026, and notes that it will sell more than two million EVs worldwide by that time.
Ford has big plans for its European production facilities. Ford Motor Company
Ford says it will offer seven new electric vehicles in Europe by 2025, and starting in 2023, the automaker will begin producing a new electric passenger car and a midsize electric crossover. Both will be built in Ford’s Cologne, Germany facility, and will be joined by another EV in 2024. Additionally, the best-selling Ford Puma will go electric in 2024.
To help achieve these goals, Ford is partnering with Turkish company Koç. The deal creates a joint venture in Turkey to manufacture Nickel NMC cells for battery production. Production will start as soon as 2025, and will reach an annual battery production capacity of 30 to 45 Gigawatt hours. Ford’s Craiova, Romania facility will also contribute, helping with production of the Puma and other commercial vehicles.