Word on the street as of late is that Ford motor company will be taking a step forward in environmental conservation. Recently they spent around $200,000 to get an in person look at the new Tesla crossover, and now there’s been an announcement that Ford will be building an electric vehicle to compete with the Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt. Based on all of this information it seems as though Ford is committing a chunk of it’s future success to going green.
Yes, Ford does have some electric or partially electric vehicles on the lot right now. There’s the all electric Fusion Electric, Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi (Plug-in Hybrids) as well as the regular hybrid lineup. The avenue being explored now is a much more proficient one. The vehicle Ford is looking to build now would compete with Tesla and Chevy in distance per charge reaching farther than 200 miles.
Could this be the beginning of a new era in vehicle manufacturing? The vision for battery powered cars has been a present, but hasn’t had much success gaining steam. Now though, with Tesla continuing to push the envelope and GM committing assets to a similar project, we might actually start to see a transition. The date for starting production on this vehicle is still to be determined.