Texas FFE wrote:
Ford plans to spend $11 billion on electrification by 2022; Which is less than four years away!!! By 2022 Ford plans to be producing 40 electrified vehicles of which 16 are supposed to Battery Electric Vehicles with the rest being Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles; https://www.reuters.com/article/us-auto ... SKBN1F30YZ
. One or two of the 16 BEV vehicles might be dedicated BEV models only but most of the BEVs vehicles will have to be multi propulsion platform vehicles like the Focus is now (hopefully with better integrated EV design).
Ford current only produces 17 different models, not counting commercial vehicles. If Ford keeps with its' plan, almost every Ford model will have to get a BEV variant. Based on Fords electrification plans, I don't see how the Focus can continue without a BEV variant but I am also excited that we will have 15 other BEV choices from Ford besides the Focus Electric.
Well, I was extremely disappointed at the showing Ford made at the Cleveland Auto Show this year, considering their stated commitment to BEVs and electrification. They brought NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING. Not a Focus Electric, not a C-Max or Fusion Energi, not even a standard Hybrid!
Ford had been boasting that they were investing 4.5 Billion, then they upgraded it to 11 Billion, and they didn't bring ONE Plug In Vehicle to the show? Heck, they didn't even bring a sign that says "Hey, we're investing Billions in Electrification"
So, so disappointed, I cannot tell you.