The appeal insists that removing fossil fuel burning vehicles from the road is imperative for Europe to reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050,
Electricity sourced at the company’s manufacturing sites in Europe is already 100 per cent renewable.
Together with 27 companies, we have signed an appeal to the EU to ensure all new cars and vans in Europe are zero emission from 2035.
— Ford News Europe (@FordNewsEurope) May 17, 2022
The EU decision-makers are currently deciding on new clean car rules, following a proposal by the EU Commission supported by the companies making the appeal that only zero-emission new cars and vans can be sold EU-wide from 2035. The European Parliament and EU governments will decide their positions in June, with the final law expected to be adopted in autumn.
For Ford Europe, the road towards zero-emission vehicles is being paved by a new generation of seven, all-electric, fully connected passenger vehicles, and vans, coming to Europe by 2024. Leading the charge are the Mustang Mach-E, which last year achieved maximum safety and green ratings from Euro NCAP and Green NCAP, and the E-Transit, which received the Gold Award from Euro NCAP for its advanced driver assistance systems.
All the electricity sourced at the company’s manufacturing sites in Europe is already 100 per cent renewable. The planned production of electric vehicles in Cologne, Germany, is now expected to be 1.2 million vehicles over six years, with a total product investment of $2 billion, helping to bring more electric vehicles to customers in Europe. Ford’s BlueOval charging network has over 3 lakh charge points in Europe, while for Ford employees, 1,000 charging stations will be added to the company’s European sites by 2023.