This year, Ford has made some surprising changes by deciding to cut down on the production of all cars (except for the Mustang of course), over the next four years. They will shift focus to the more popular trucks and SUVs and this new restructuring has made room for some exciting plan’s in Ford’s future: the switch to electric vehicles.
Out of the 40 electrified vehicles Ford plans for its global line-up by 2022, 16 will be fully electric and the rest will be plug-in hybrids, executives said. Canadian’s can anticipate more capability, performance and efficiency to the CUVs, SUVs and trucks we already know and love, from F-150 to Mustang. “We’re all in on this and we’re taking our mainstream vehicles, our most iconic vehicles, and we’re electrifying them,” Ford told reporters this spring. “If we want to be successful with electrification, we have to do it with vehicles that are already popular.”
Did you know that Ford was actually the first automakers to bring electric vehicles to consumers with the Ford Escape Hybrid? The electric vehicle has been on Ford’s radar for more than a decade, but with improved technology and changing demands of our drivers on the road today, there has never been a better time for a total transformation to electric vehicles.
Key Benefits of Going Electric
- The most obvious is that we will be significantly play our part to help the environment.
- They are cheaper to run for a couple of reasons! (1) With gas prices sky rocketing in the past years, you will save money charging your vehicle instead of dragging your heels into the gas station every week. (2) Maintenance fees are lower because there are less moving parts involved under the hood than your typical gas/diesel vehicle.
- They are safer: To date, findings have shown that several electric vehicle features maximize safety. For example, electric vehicles tend to have a lower center of gravity that makes them less likely to roll over, electric vehicles have less potential for major fires or explosions and the body construction and durability of electric vehicles enhance vehicle safety in a collision.
Currently Available on The Market
2018 C-MAX Hybrid
2018 C-MAX Hybrid Titanium
2018 FUSION Hybrid Se
2018 Fusion Energi Se (In Stock at Discovery Ford)
2018 Focus Electric