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Ford Rated Transitioner In Global Automaker EV Study

Ford is in the midst of investing $50 billion as it aims to expand EV production to two million units annually by 2026, even though all-electric vehicles are just one component of its transformation in the coming years. With the EV transition occurring faster than previously expected, the automaker plans to build its second-generation models on dedicated platforms and focus on lighter vehicles for now, as well as conquesting customers from other brands. Those efforts have thus far paid off in a number of ways, the most recent being a spot on The International Council on Clean Transportation’s (ICCT) Global Automaker Rating 2022 list.

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) Global Automaker Rating 2022

To come up with this list, ICCT looked at the 20 top automotive manufacturers across the globe based on their zero-emissions vehicle strategy, sales, and actions across six major global markets to determine which are leading the way in terms of the EV transition. This information was collected through the end of 2022, then translated into 10 custom-built metrics developed by the ICCT that are designed to track the progress these companies make over time.

From there, automakers were ranked in three different categories based on that performance – Leaders (which have a score of 66.7–100), Transitioners (33.4–66.6), and Laggards (0–33.3). In that regard, Ford ranked in the Transitioners category with a score of 38, which was largely aided by solid performances in the categories of driving range, battery recycling, and ZEV target.

Ford F-150 Lightning Rouge Electric Vehicle Center Expansion - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Tesla led the way in this particular study with a score of 83, and was one of just two automakers to land in the Leaders category, along with China’s BYD. From there, Ford was preceded by BMW, Volkswagen, Stellantis, Geely, Renault, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, SAIC, and Great Wall, but also ranked ahead of Hyundai/Kia, Changan, and Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Tata, Mazda, and Suzuki, which all landed in the Laggard category.

We’ll have more on Ford’s EV push soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing 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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