Ford believes V8 engines are still relevantSeptember 27, 2020
A Blue Oval spokesman said the time has not yet come for V8 gasoline engines. Despite the global transition of the automotive industry from internal combustion engines to electric motors, Ford V8s will still be produced.
The past few years have seen the shift of the entire automotive industry to electric vehicles, batteries and hybrid systems. Small turbocharged internal combustion engines are becoming staples for many manufacturers who still want to offer choice to those who prefer traditional engines, but honestly, it’s only a matter of time before they all switch to electric motors. Larger engines like the Ford V8 always seem to be on the verge of discontinuing production. However, Ford believes there is still some sense in V8 engines, at least for now.
In an exclusive interview with Ford Authority overseas, Kumar Galhotra, vice president of Ford Motor Company and brand president for the North American region, said the V8 engine will remain in production for the foreseeable future.
How long? Mr Galhorta responded by saying that it is difficult to predict: “The transition [from ICEs to electric motors] is happening right now, but when it happens will depend on so many things, such as the cost of the battery, the cost of fuel and environmental requirements. I don’t think anyone can predict exactly when this will happen, but the process has already begun. “
Ford is also pushing forward on the all-electric front, with new electric and plug-in hybrid models coming soon, and the manufacturing facility undergoing huge transformations to prepare for the final full-scale production of Ford electric vehicles.
It was also noted that many of Ford’s competitors have abandoned V8 engines altogether, making the Blue Oval the leading manufacturer of eight-cylinder internal combustion engines for a number of its models.
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