Reviews electric car: to catch up Tesla, Ford bet (very) big

18:15  26 may  2021
18:15  26 may  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Voiture électrique : pour rattraper Tesla, Ford mise (très) gros © SP / Ford electric car: To catch up Tesla, Ford bet (very) big Ford will bet even bigger on electric vehicles. The manufacturer expects 40% of its vehicles sold in the world in 2030 work without gasoline or diesel.

Ford does not lesin to score points on the front of the electric car and damn the Tesla's pawn ... According to the trend committed by other giants in the sector, the US car manufacturer plans to accelerate its investments dedicated to vehicles Electric and expects 40% of its vehicles sold in the world in 2030 work without gasoline or diesel. In February, the Group announced its intention to spend more than $ 22 billion on the production of electric vehicles by 2025. It has just increased this amount to $ 30 billion.

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Symbol of this evolution: Ford has recently presented with great pump an electric version of its popular Pick-up F-150, the most sold vehicle in the United States. Some 70,000 customers have already laid an option since the opening of the bookings, just a week ago, for a vehicle that will only be available in the spring of 2022. The manufacturer has already launched the Mustang Mach-E, an electric SUV , and plans to market in the coming months an electric version of its transit van.

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To depend on subcontractors and better control its costs, Ford has also decided to work on its own electric batteries: in addition to creating a center Research and development dedicated to this essential component, it plans to form a joint venture with the South Korean group SK Innovation to manufacture in the United States cells and modules of electric batteries.

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The International Energy Agency has recently felt that in order to keep the Under control, it was necessary to forget about "Now" any oil or gas exploration project and do not sell a new thermal car beyond 2035. Under the pressure of a public opinion, customers and investors of Increasingly sensitive to this problem, many manufacturers have recently engaged a turning point towards the electrification of vehicles to reduce pollutant emissions.

The niche is still dominated by Tesla, the demanding of the markets: the Elon Musk company is currently worth about $ 580 billion in Wall Street, compared with 51 billion for Ford. But in addition to the emergence of many start-ups like Lucid and Rivian, several traditional manufacturers have recently gone to the offensive.

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The German group Volkswagen takes advantage 70 electric models by 2030 and sell 26 million units in ten years. The great competitor of Ford on the American market, General Motors (GM), is engaged in January to no longer build by 2035 of diesel or gasoline cars.

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sales of electric car returns yet, however, only 2.5% in the United States in the first quarter, according to the specialized COX cabinet. US President Joe Biden has made the development of electric cars a priority. It provides, in its massive investment plan in the infrastructures currently in discussions, multiple incentives, with the construction of a national network of 500,000 charging stations by 2030 or the transition to electricity for 20% of the famous Yellow bus bus.

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"We are at the very beginning of a market, that of electric vehicles, which could be worth $ 5,000 billion on the next decade," has advanced Dan Ives, Wedbush Cabinet, considering that the automotive industry "crosses one of the biggest transformations ever seen since the 1950s". This acceleration on the electric is part of a broader strategy presented by Ford on Wednesday to fuel its growth, a plan called "Ford +". The manufacturer also plans to create a subsidiary of sales of products and services dedicated to professional, businesses and communities, to develop online services and capabilities to repair or update remote vehicles.

"This is our greatest opportunity for growth and value creation since Henry Ford started producing the model T, said the director general of the company, Jim Farley, who took orders of the group in October 2020.

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