Ford had hinted in late 2015 on investing $4.5 billion in electric vehicle production. The prospects pointed out the release of 13 new models by 2020. Not much was revealed about the project back then. After GM, with Tesla and other automakers churning out long-range EVs, Ford’s future in the plug-in technology looked on uncertain grounds.
It didn’t take Ford officials long to disapprove the cynics. In early 2017, the automobile giant confirmed that seven models will be worked on by the beginning of the next decade. As affirmed by the company’s CEO in the course of 2016, Ford’s high-end vehicles will be subjected to the new electric vehicle technology. All best-selling vehicles in its catalog will join the battery-powered convoy in a bid to live up to its promise in 2015.
The seven cars on this list are the new models Ford is geared towards incorporating in its bid to embrace the electric vehicle expertise.
Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid
Ford is still the leading seller of plug-in hybrids in the U.S. It was a little odd that no other plug-in model would be released on the U.S market for consumers in the next decade; whereas European consumers will get the Transit Custom van. The hybrid van is likely to hit the market by 2019. It’s aimed at countering fleet operating expenses.