Following up to the news of Ford releasing new electric vehicles with DHL, they have recently revealed that they will be bringing the vehicles to china. They are trying to join the many companies that are quickly trying to meet the lofty zero-emission demand that china has set in upcoming years.
“The potential to launch a new line of all-electric vehicles in the world’s largest auto market is an exciting next step for Ford in China,” said Peter Fleet, President of Ford Asia Pacific. “Electric vehicles will be a big part of the future in China and Ford wants to lead in delivering great solutions to customers.”
By 2018, eight percent of new car sales for each manufacturer must meet zero-emission standards. Four percent more is needed by 2020, and a whopping 25 percent of the sales need to be electric vehicles by 2025. Zoyte Auto is expected to speed up the process for Ford, who is one of the major suppliers of fully electric small vehicles in China. Based on the press release, they’ve sold over 16,000 units this year alone and has grown over 50 percent year-over-year.
Ford announced two electric vehicles for China back in April, the Mondero Energi plug-in hybrid and an undisclosed fully electric SUV that features a range of nearly 280 miles. They’re working with another joint venture in Changan Ford, and by 2025, 70 percent of their sales will be electrified cars.