Under new management Ford looks to shift focus to electric SUVs
The big picture: Ford announced back in April that it would begin phasing out production on all of its cars except the Mustang and turning focus to trucks and SUVs. The decision came after years of increased sales of SUVs and declines in car sales for the company. Now the automaker is announcing that in addition to only making SUVs, it will be increasing its attention to going electric.
In a recent interview with Engadget, Ted Cannis, Ford’s global director of battery electric vehicles said that the company plans to start manufacturing more hybrids and electric vehicles (EV).
“With (Ford CEO Jim) Hackett, we’re all in,” he said. “We’re going to be bigger and we want to change the process.” more