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Ford Joins Petition To European Union For 2035 Zero Emission Mandate

Ford is in the midst of a major transformation in Europe, where it aims to transition its entire passenger vehicle lineup to EVs by 2030 or sooner. By 2024, the Ford Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit will be joined by a Puma EV, a mid-size crossover and “sports” crossover built on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, and four new all-electric Ford Transit models including the recently-revealed E-Transit Custom. Now, as it aims to phase out fossil fuel vehicles entirely by 2040, Ford has also joined a European Union-led petition that calls for a 100 percent zero emission mandate by 2035.

Ford joins 27 other companies that have signed the zero emission mandate, which would require that only those vehicles can be sold in the European Union starting in 2035, and also calls for improvements to existing charging infrastructure. However, the European Parliament and EU governments must first decide their positions on the matter in June, though the final law is expected to be adopted this fall, if approved.

“At Ford in Europe, we believe that freedom of movement goes hand-in-hand with caring for our planet and each other,” said Stuart Rowley, chair, Ford of Europe. “That’s why we are targeting all Ford vehicles to be zero emission by 2035. To successfully achieve this, EU policymakers must also establish mandatory national targets for a seamless electric charging infrastructure that lives up to the growing demand for electric vehicles.”

Meanwhile, Ford is investing $50 billion in EVs as it aims to produce two million annually by 2026, though it doesn’t expect those vehicles to be profitable until the second generation models arrive in the coming years. The automaker is also splitting itself into two entities – Model e and Ford Blue – that will handle the EV and ICE sides of its business, respectively, while Ford is also working to expand its charging network and repurpose plants for EV production.

We’ll have more on Ford’s electric transition in Europe soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Tom

    People have it all wrong. Europe wants to mandate EV’s. Where is the additional electricity going to come from. Europe is under pressure to not get oil and gas from Russia. Oil and gas they use to generate electricity. Here in the US we are paying ridiculous prices for energy. The US is talking about supplying Europe with LNG. Supplying LNG to Europe will no doubt increase the cost of energy in the US. Who will be responsible for the huge environmental impact of mining for raw material to make batteries. I’m pretty sure the mines are not in Europe. The CO2 and environmental impact of EV’s vs. ICE vehicles is a lot closer than they want you to believe. Anyone who thinks EV’s will save the world is a fool. The marketplace and capitalism will sell EV’s. Mandates are expensive, short sited and don’t work. In the mean time people will pay all the cost for such mandates. It won’t be long before electric cars and trucks are better than ICE vehicles. More dependable ,longer range, fast charging and much less maintenance. It’s real simple, build a better vehicle and you won’t need mandates!

  2. ZThomm

    What these companies are attempting is impossible due to lack of raw materials for EV, which will be in competition with wind energy for resources. impossible because all the “green” transformation dreamed of will require 100 times the minerals and metals produced per year compared to now.
    If this transformation can’t happen, it won’t happen. Vast misuse of taxpayer funds regardless of the countries involved, and that includes the USA.


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