Ford created a new internal team that will focus on identifying and developing partnerships with other companies electric vehicles with the aim to accelerate their transition to the electrification of its fleet.
After the dismissal of its CEO, Mark Fields, and the appointment of Jim Hackett, Sherif Marakby, was appointed vice president of autonomous vehicles and electrification of Ford. Through the agency Reuters has confirmed, the creation of a new internal team to drive the electrification plans of the american manufacturer.
The new internal team called ‘Team Edison’ has as its mission ‘identify and develop in the global market partnerships with other companies of electric vehicles, including providers’. This team will focus on the electrical plans of Ford beyond 2020, maintaining the objective of the previous policy of launching an SUV is fully electric, with more than 480 kilometers of autonomy that will arrive in 2020 to the markets of North America, Europe and Asia.
If the plans of other companies are based on the announcement of different electric models in the coming years, which may or may not eventually materialize, the roadmap of Ford is still more uncertain. Among large manufacturers, Ford does not yet include any electric vehicle on the market, with the exception of the Ford Focus, which does not cease to be a transformation of this model, on the other hand, has been discontinued for Europe and whose renewal has been short in comparison with their rivals.
the appointment of The new CEO, Jim Hackett, was welcomed by analysts as a good signal to facilitate an accelerated change towards electric mobility on the part of Ford. In fact, its electrical plans seem to focus initially on the chinese market, with its association with Zotye Automobile. A market that by its volume, and by the conditions that the government is imposing, don’t want to miss the american manufacturer.
the implementation of The work of this new internal team is a good news time, Ford is focusing its plan of vehicles electrified on its strengths, electrifying their commercial vehicles, vans, SUVs, and models of high performance more and more popular. The Transit Custom hybrid plug-in is scheduled for mass production in 2019, as part of the investment of more than 4,200 million euros in electric vehicles by 2020.
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