The automobile firm Ford has highlighted the milestone for the company that the Almussafes factory is going to produce its new electric vehicles and has ensured that, with this decision, “the Valencia manufacturing plant will position itself as the nerve center of Ford of Europe from which, through technological innovation in processes, will make the transition from the current production model to a new model based on the connected electric vehicle”.
This is how the multinational highlights it in its summary of 2022, a year that it has described as “exciting” for the company and of which it has highlighted ten milestones, the first of which is the confirmation of Almussafes for the production of the new generation of vehicles for the company. oval signature.
The president and CEO of Ford Iberia, Jesus Alonso, stressed that it is “successfully following in the footsteps of the Ford+ plan, increasing the production of electrified vehicles and putting new technologies at the service of the customer.” “Through Ford Blue, Ford Model and Ford Pro we reach all consumers with products that are more sustainable, accessible, inclusive, safe and productive than ever before”, he highlighted.
Ford lists ten milestones for the brand and places first the announcement, last June, of an “important step towards a fully electric future”: the confirmation of the Almussafes factory to produce vehicles based on an architecture of electric vehicles of new generation of Ford. “The Valencia manufacturing plant will position itself as the nerve center of Ford of Europe,” says the company.
Along the same lines, the second milestone that Ford highlights is the announcement of nine electric vehicles in 2024. For that year, he recalled, Ford will introduce three new fully electric passenger cars and four new zero-emission commercial vehicles in Europe. “Thanks to this, by the end of that year, the brand will have a range of nine electric vehicles. His plans are to sell more than 600,000 electric vehicles in the region by 2026 ″, he has exposed.
Third, the company focuses on the arrival of Ford Pro in Europe. “The all-electric E-Transit has spearheaded the launch of Ford Pro to European users, with an integrated offering of connected vehicles, software and services. Ford Pro end-to-end solutions increase uptime, reduce operating costs and improve sustainability for businesses of all sizes as they transition to electric vehicles,” he says.
In the same way, the new E-Transit ranks fourth in Ford’s decalogue of milestones of the year, followed by the electric multi-activity vehicle, the E-Tourneo Custom, which “will be another of the great electric innovations of next year.” Ford also highlights the new Ranger Raptor, which “rewrites the rules of maximum off-road performance and is the first model of the next generation of Ranger to be launched in Europe, where it has established itself as the undisputed pick-up leader in sales since the year 2015″.
The multinational has also emphasized that the Mustang Mach-E “continues to grow” and “has been Ford’s electric star.” In March it won the ‘Women’s World Car Of The Year 2022’ award for Best Family Car, in May it received an increase in towing capacity and in September it increased its comfort and driving assistance systems. On the other hand, the firm highlights the victory in the rallies in Monte Carlo with the new M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1.
Likewise, in its summary of the year, the firm emphasizes its line of work towards adaptability and recalls that Ford Adapta, ONCE Foundation, Team Fordzilla and Hi-Speed Simulators have collaborated to create the first simracing simulator created and adapted to the needs of real and virtual drivers with disabilities and reduced mobility. In addition, he mentions that on Disability Day the new Mustang Mach-E adapted for people with reduced mobility has been presented.
Finally, the company highlights social responsibility actions such as education, road safety or community support programs developed through Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, or the Ford Fund Smart Mobility Challenge, among other actions.