The details are starting to be filled in regarding Ford’s electric-mobility plans. In an interview with Automotive News, the company’s electrification director Ted Cannis let loose a few interesting new bits of information.
We already knew that the first EV to carry the blue oval logo will be a Mustang-inspired SUV. The Mach E, as it’s called, is expected to be ready by next year. We now know that the follow-up to that model will be the all-electric F-150 pickup, to be introduced in 2021.
In all, Ford plans to have six all-electric models in its portfolio by the end of 2022.
Ford has drawn its share of criticism for being slow to develop electric products. The company maintains, however, that its more patient approach means that it has avoided losing money and is better able to choose the battles it wants to fight, the better to serve its clientele. In other words, Ford knows better today what consumers want when it comes to electric vehicles.