NHS develops electric ambulances with Ford
The British National Health Service (NHS) is planning to purchase a fleet of fully electric ambulances. For this purpose, the NHS will cooperate with Ford and the Venari Group to develop a corresponding vehicle based on the Ford Transit.
Ford ‘torture tested’ E-Transit van (video)
Ahead of Ford’s first all-electric van, the Ford E-Transit, hitting the market in spring 2022, the company ran a series of tests. The latest trials included hard use cases in simulated real-life commercial applications.
Ford Otosan adds battery assembly at Turkey plant
Ford Otosan, a joint venture of Turkish Koç Holding and Ford, began building a battery assembly factory for electric vehicles in Turkey. Completion is scheduled for 2022. The company produces the Ford Custom PHEV in the country and started production of the E-Transit recently.
Ford’s e-Transit should be an “electric workhorse”
Ford has presented the electric version of its Transit van model scheduled to go on sale in late 2021. The base price in the USA is expected to be below 45,000 dollars. In Europe, the “electric workhorse” is scheduled to be launched in spring 2022.
Ford builds out US plants for production of EVs
Ford has announced a number of investments to build out several US plants to produce electric models and components. The Van Dyke transmission plant will also build electric motors in future and in Kansas City, Ford will invest 100 million dollars in manufacturing capabilities for the e-transit.