Today I announced special platforms for electric cars, the development of IonBoost batteries and more accurate information about the upcoming electric cars. Such news was announced at the presentation in honor of Capital Markets Day.
The brand noted that it will accelerate investments in electrification. There are plans to spend about $ 30 billion by 2025. The auto giant’s management is preparing to sell 40% of electric cars by the end of the decade.
Further, the autosignat said that they have 5 global platforms, but the move to electric cars will help them “redefine” the architecture. Cars designed on these architectures will use batteries, their control systems, aggregates and transmissions. Thus, the concern is divided up to 80% of the price of cars across the entire portfolio.
Ford announced the creation of a flexible architecture RWD / AWD BEV, which will be the basis for the updated generation of large cars. These models will be on the market before the end of the decade.
The concern clarified that it will release models for active trips with unsurpassed driving dynamics, business trucks, mid-size SUVs, all-terrain SUVs and crossovers with two or three rows of seats in the cabin. The latter will include electrified versions of the Explorer and Lincoln Aviator models. Ranger and Bronco electric cars should be expected.
Ford announced plans to develop a new electric platform for full-size pickups and SUVs of the updated generation. By 2030, 1/3 of the full-size pickup segment will become 100% electric, which is about 800 thousand cars a year. This platform will be at the heart of the updated generation F-150 Lightning with a release date in 2025. The new platform could also spawn electrified versions of the Expedition and Navigator SUVs.