Ford has been receiving positive feedback for its EVs in the market. However, the company revealed it would make even more EVs as it teases an upcoming mid-size electric SUV.
Ford will make the EV at its Cologne plant, as shown by the company’s general manager for Ford Model e Europe.
Ford had earlier revealed seven new EVs are coming to Europe, including three passenger and four commercial vehicles. The company already sells the Mustang Mach-e and E-transit van on the continent.
However, with $2 billion invested in its Cologne plant, Ford is ready to expand production in Europe. It aims to make 1.2 million units within six years there.
One of the models to be produced was teased by Martin Sander, Ford Model e Europe’s general manager. In a Twitter post, Sander included a photo of himself standing in front of a mostly covered-up crossover car. He says he can’t wait to reveal the car in 2023.
Great to see so many of our media friends today in our @Ford in Europe Design Center. Can't wait for 2023 to arrive, when we will pull the cover of our first electric passenger vehicle coming from #Cologne. #EVs #ElectricVehicle #NewYear2023 pic.twitter.com/3wH3ixEWCW
— Martin Sander (@MSander22) December 15, 2022
Ford collaborated with Volkswagen to use the German company’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) to develop a crossover. There is little doubt the upcoming EV is a result of the partnership.
A sport crossover will follow this mysterious car in 2024. Ford plans to sell 600,000 EVs per year in Europe by 2026.