Ford Confident China Will Lead The EV Revolution

Ford’s executive chairman is confident that China will lead the electric vehicle revolution.

Speaking to The New York Times, Ford executive chairman William C. Ford Jr. said the carmaker’s plan to introduce 15 electric of plug-in hybrid models in China by 2025 is a sign of its confidence in the market.

“When I think of where EVs are going, it’s clearly the case that China will lead the world in EV development,” Ford Jr. said.

In recent times, the Chinese government has announced a host of measures which it hopes will cement the country’s position as the most prosperous market for electrified vehicles. One of the measures adopted is to offer global automakers enticing financial incentives to sell EVs in the country, all while heavily taxing ICE vehicles with high emissions.

What’s more, China now requires car manufacturers to build a certain number of ‘green’ vehicles or risk losing their right to sell diesel and petrol vehicles in the country.

The likes of Volkswagen, Daimler, and General Motors are joining Ford with unprecedented investments in China. In fact, VW and its Chinese partners intend on launching 25 electrified models in the Chinese market between 2020 and 2025.

Interestingly, Ford has discovered that many Chinese buyers are less concerned than most with the range of electric vehicles as the majority of their driving is done within cities.

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  • Six_Tymes

    well yeah. they have been the largest polluter on the planet for the past 25 years or so, so its about time. also, they can now afford new infrastructure. so, “all good”.

    • ScubaScuba

      you sound bitter

  • Moveon Libtards

    They will need a billion EVs to make up for all the pollution they have been pumping out for decades.

    At least they will do better at it than Tesla.

  • Crying Shame

    Too bad America is heading backwards with oil—again. California got it right, but our government’s 180 on matters is sad to witness.

    • Blackwater

      Don’t like America, leave.

      If you don’t live here, don’t come.

      Wait until those batteries reach their end of life. Those things are more toxic and deadly the nuclear waste.

      • Awroo

        Are you retarded? Lithium battery’s aren’t even close to being as toxic as nuclear waste. The US doesn’t even regard them as an environmental hazard. They’re no more dangerous than any other electronic component.

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