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How Ford Will Join the Electric-Car Revolution

05 October 2017, 12:24 | Vera Richards

How Ford Will Join the Electric-Car Revolution

How Ford Will Join the Electric-Car Revolution

The company recently announced a dedicated electrification team within Ford, focused exclusively on creating an ecosystem of products and services for electric vehicles and the unique opportunities they provide.

"That's applicable as you move to new technology, and it's a very responsible question to ask", Fascetti told Automotive News. The team will even expand its activities outside the Ford company because one of their goals is to initiate electric-vehicle partnerships with other companies, including suppliers, depending on the market. Ford now projects that by 2030 the global market will be split evenly three ways between vehicles with internal combustion engines, hybrids and pure electrics. Since Hackett took over in May, he's partnered with companies on electric vehicles in China and India and teamed up with Lyft Inc. on self-driving cars. They've explained what they do and how they do it.

Given this latest development, I think it's clear that Ford shareholders can expect Hackett to address both issues in his presentation on Tuesday.

Ford emphasized that it's open to new partnerships, such as its recent agreement with Indian automaker Mahindra Group to cooperate on mobility, electric cars and other projects. This builds on Ford's earlier commitment to deliver 13 new electric vehicles in the next five years, including the F-150 Hybrid, Mustang Hybrid, Transit Custom plug-in hybrid, an autonomous vehicle hybrid, Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and a fully electric small SUV.

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Overall, financial analysts suggested that Hackett's lack of details on future products might delay reactions by Wall Street to Ford's plans, which were intended in part to boost its lagging stock price and market value.

When Ford fired Mark Fields in May, it was widely seen as a rebuke to the CEO's inability to offer a convincing argument about how Ford would handle the future.

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President of Global Operations, Joe Hinrichs said that the making of electric vehicles needs less monetary investment and 30 % decreased labor hours on each auto. Hackett's strategic update is meant to bring the vision together.

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