Ford delays production on key electric vehicles

  • Ford has announced updates to some of its more immediate electric vehicle plans.
  • This includes delays to some much-anticipated all-electric models, including a three-row SUV and pickup truck.
  • The company also noted that hybrid will be a big focus, with hybrid versions being made available across its lineup by 2030.

If you were hoping to see more electric vehicles (EVs) from Ford this year, you’re out of luck as the company has provided an significant update regarding this segment of its motoring business.

More specifically Ford announced that there will be some delays to a number of EVs it had planned to launch in the coming year, with many now being pushed out a year or two.

The company said it, “is retiming the launch of upcoming electric vehicles at its Oakville, Ontario, assembly plant while continuing to build out an advanced industrial system to produce its next-generation electric vehicles, including greenfield construction and conversion of existing assembly plants.”

This will include a highly-anticipated three-row SUV that is in the works, as well as an all-electric pickup truck that Ford is developing, with the former now advised for unveiling in 2027 and the latter in late 2025 to early 2026.

“The company continues to invest in a broad set of EV programs as it works to build a full EV line-up. These initiatives support the development of a differentiated and profitably growing EV business over time while Ford serves customers with the right mix of gas, hybrid and electric vehicles based on demand today,” it explained in a press release.

Ford is also investing heavily in the hybrid space, with it planning to offer hybrid engine versions across its entire model lineup by 2030, but this is crucially outlined for the United States region alone, so it remains to be seen where other parts of the globe fit into the mix.

While there are some unfortunate delays, it is clear that the EV business is proving good for Ford, especially in the US.

“As the No. 2 EV brand in the U.S. for the past two years, we are committed to scaling a profitable EV business, using capital wisely and bringing to market the right gas, hybrid and fully electric vehicles at the right time. Our breakthrough, next-generation EVs will be new from the ground up and fully software enabled, with ever-improving digital experiences and a multitude of potential services,” enthused president and CEO, Jim Farley.

The aforementioned pickup truck is set to be produced out of Ford’s Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center (pictured in the header above) and will be the company’s first Industry 4.0 plant.

Looking a bit further forward, the company is currently developing a more affordable EV option that could help to democratise the technology for motorists, as well as see thousands of models being shipped worldwide.

“Design work continues on Ford’s future-generation EVs. A skunkworks team in California is developing a smaller, low-cost, profitable, flexible EV platform capable of underpinning multiple vehicles at high volumes,” the release highlighted.

What all of this will mean for local Ford fans remains to be seen, as no all-electric vehicle has officially been launched in South Africa yet. That said, many are eyeing the Mustang Mach-E as being the first offering from Ford to make a splash in the local EV market.


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