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China, India, France and the U.K. are among the nations planning to phase out vehicles powered by internal combustion engines and fossil fuels by 2040. With the inevitable increase in demand for new, cleaner transportation, automakers need to start delivering affordable alternatives at scale.
We will feature hybrid and fully electric models in our electrified vehicle lineup by 2022
As part of our vision of the future, we are investing $11 billion in electrified vehicles (EVs) over five years. We plan to electrify our most popular nameplates, including a Mustang-inspired, fully electric performance utility and the Ford F-150. We are also participating in initiatives to develop charging infrastructure and making EV ownership a more desirable and rewarding experience.
In today’s increasingly urbanized environments, self-driving vehicles promise new levels of accessibility and convenience. We believe that the central challenge in the development of self-driving vehicles isn’t the technology, but building consumer trust in the safety, reliability and experience it will enable.
Our goal is to launch self-driving commercial vehicles at scale by 2021
Launching commercial self-driving vehicles at scale is a key element of our Mobility plan. Much of the technology already exists, but we can’t implement it without understanding how it will transform people’s lives. We’re working closely with customers, industry and government partners to apply self-driving vehicle technology, and we’re testing them on the streets of several U.S. cities to ensure people remain the focus when we design our vehicles. We expect to invest $4 billion in our technology efforts through 2023.
Collectively, we already spend an estimated 160 million hours a year sitting in traffic, and putting more cars on the road will only increase congestion and pollution. It’s no surprise that a new vision for urban mobility – one that revolves around the people who live and work in cities – is emerging, and many auto manufacturers are leading efforts to make it a reality.
We plan to incorporate cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity into all new Ford models from 2022
The Ford Mobility team has a belief that hasn’t changed since Henry Ford’s day: freedom of movement drives human progress. To us, the future of urban mobility lies in returning the streets to the people, by addressing climate change, air pollution and congestion through a range of smart, connected solutions.
Through our work in innovating future motion, we are contributing to the following UN SDGs: