Ford builds first small electric car in Cologne

Ford builds first small electric car in Cologne

February 10, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The American company Ford is going to release a compact city car based on the Volkswagen architecture.

Ford will build its world’s first all-electric subcompact in the future based on the Volkswagen electric platform at its Fiesta plant in Cologne. At the same time, the classic Ford Fiesta with an internal combustion engine, which is still produced at the plant in Cologne, will be phased out in 2024.

The automaker reportedly wants to announce this and other decisions to accelerate the electrification of its lineup next week. For the European plant, this means billions of dollars in investment in difficult economic times and long-term cooperation, as well as prospects.

The new E-Ford is to be built on VW’s ID3 platform. As a reminder, Ford and VW agreed to collaborate on future technologies some time ago to jointly stimulate huge investment.