Ford investing $1 billion in Euro plant to go 100% electric in Europe by 2030

As part of its commitment to only offer electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe by 2030, Ford has announced plans to spend $1 billion to upgrade it’s manufacturing facility in Cologne, Germany.

Ford made the announcement yesterday, saying by mid-2026 all of its passenger vehicles available in Europe will be “100% zero-emissions capable.” This includes fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

The automaker said their lineup will be fully electric by 2030, but only in Europe.

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On a slightly less aggressive timeline, Ford says two-thirds of their commercial vehicle range will be fully electric by 2030.

“Ford today is taking a significant step forward in its European transformation with a commitment to go all-in on its electric passenger vehicles and to substantially grow and electrify its leading commercial vehicle business.”

To reach their European goals, Ford will invest $1 billion to transform their existing facility in Cologne, Germany to become the “Ford Cologne Electrification Center.”

“Our announcement today to transform our Cologne facility, the home of our operations in Germany for 90 years, is one of the most significant Ford has made in over a generation. It underlines our commitment to Europe and a modern future with electric vehicles at the heart of our strategy for growth,” Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe said.  

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