Ford to launch 15 new electric cars in China by 2025

06 December, 2017, 12:56 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Extending the tax rebate will give a fillip to China’s development of the NEV industry a term used to refer to electric vehicles plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell cars

Ford Motor Co (F.N) will launch 50 new vehicles in China by 2025, including 15 electrified vehicles, Peter Fleet, head of Ford Asia Pacific, told a news conference on Tuesday. - Pic courtesy of FordDETROIT, Dec 6 - The Blue Oval has bold ambitions for the world's largest vehicle market including 50 all-new models plus a range of electrified cars - and all before 2025.

"From luxury Lincolns, to Ford cars and SUVs, to an all-new electric vehicle brand, we will meet the growing desire and need in China for great new energy vehicles", said Jason Luo, chairman and CEO, Ford China.

Today, Ford announced a major expansion of its electric auto plans in China with 15 new models.

China has the world's most aggressive government plans to promote electric cars.

Ford is not the only vehicle manufacturer developing an aggressive strategy in China, as General Motors, Daimler, and Volkswagen are making similar investments.

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However, as well as developing more vehicles for the Chinese market, Ford is also increasing its manufacturing footprint in the country. This will help the development of autonomous vehicles in China. It's stepped up pressure on automakers to accelerate development of electric cars by raising the first-year target for a planned system of production quotas.

— Schuster says it's not too late for the company to increase sales in China, where growth is expected to outpace other developed nations.

The electric push is going to start in 2019 with Ford's already announced all-electric SUV, which they now confirmed will be available globally - including in China. It also will "contain structural cost in the region" this year.

Additionally, by the end of the decade all new Ford and Lincoln vehicles will be connected through either embedded modems or plug-in devices.

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