A new electric car will hit the road in two years, but it is only a part of the billions of euros worth of electrification project for Ford vehicles.
Three pairs of lights on the back of the vehicle, a slowly descending roof and a wide back track on the Ford concept sketch? The above words could describe any of the Mustangs. And the truth is not that far. It is not, however, the new generation of Ford's gasoline-driven Mustang, but the brand-new Ford concept, the inspiration of which is a famous sports car, but it distinguishes itself from the latter in a key detail: it will be driven by electricity.
However, the story is a bit more complex. Ford has created a new team of designers and engineers, called Ford Team Edison in honor of famous American physic. Their task will be to create brand new electric vehicles for an ever-expanding electric car market, with great emphasis being placed on finding new ways to accelerate and cheaper design and prototype production, which will contribute to flexibility in the development of future cars.
"Electric vehicle customers are buying into the future and our team is 100 percent focused on not only delivering vehicles they will love, but providing an entire electric vehicle ecosystem that works flawlessly. It’s exciting to know that my stint leading development of the next-generation Mustang actually comes full circle as we get ready to launch our electric Mustang-inspired utility. I, for one, can’t wait to have one — side-by-side — with my Shelby GT350R," said Darren Palmer, Ford Team Edison Global Product Development Director.
Although electric 'Mustang' at the moment only lives on the picture, Ford will soon announce the arrival of the production car. It is supposed to hit the road in 2020, offering up to 480 kilometers of autonomy on full battery charge. But it will only be a part of bigger a 11 billion US dollar investment, which will enable Ford to present as many as 16 new electric cars by 2022.