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Ford CEO Jim Farley Says Lincoln EVs Will Be Second Generation Models

The current FoMoCo EV lineup – which consists of the Ford E-Transit, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Ford F-150 Lightning – represent the first generation of the automaker’s all-electric vehicles, as the company is working on developing new, dedicated EV platforms for its second-gen models that are expected to turn a profit, unlike the current-gen EVs. However, with a grand total of four new Lincoln EVs on the way by 2026 – including an all-electric version of the Lincoln Aviator – it seems as if the all-electric models reserved for Ford’s luxury arm will all be second-generation models, according to CEO Jim Farley.

“We started with the Ford brand and the first generation of products – Lightning, Mach-E, and Transit are [in] three segments we’re number one in the world in. We electrified those. But, they’re first generation products,” Farley told Newsweek in a recent interview. “They’re not fully updatable software-wise, we can update a lot but not the whole vehicle, the battery is still pretty big, aero is not as important as it will be. So, the second inning of the nine-inning game, where Lincoln is now entering, will be much more advanced.”

Farley has given us a few key tidbits about what to expect from the future lineup of Lincoln EVs, including his opinion that those vehicles will be superior to the Cadillac Lyriq – which he says looks too much like a traditional ICE vehicle – and that those vehicles will employ large infotainment screens that will be used for autonomous driving features.

Meanwhile, the Lincoln Aviator EV is expected to launch in 2025 and be produced at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada, as Ford Authority reported earlier this week, though it’s possible that the all-electric version of that luxurious crossover may get a new name, as FoMoCo’s recent trademark filing for “Lincoln Star” might preview.

We’ll have more on Lincoln soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news and around-the-clock 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. Earl

    Don’t get all excited, Lincoln will be there with their electric versions. They may not look like what they’re showing today.

    1. Joe

      Doesn’t mean people will buy them.

  2. Kevin

    Is there a way to find pictures of what the Lincoln/ Rivian Continental was to look like before the project ended? Would like to see how different the styling/interior was compared to the Star concept.


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