Ford and Volkswagen introduced that they partnered collectively in a “global alliance” and it features a deal to discover partnering on electrical automobiles. The official deal is concentrated on “develop industrial vans and medium-sized pickups for international markets starting as early as 2022”, however, they’re contemplating increasing it to EVs and different new applied sciences.
They wrote in a press launch: “As well as, Volkswagen and Ford have signed a memorandum of understanding to research collaboration on autonomous autos, mobility providers and electric automobiles and have begun to discover alternatives. Each firm additionally stated they had been open to contemplating extra automobile packages sooner or later. The groups will proceed to work utilizing particulars within the coming months.”
There’s no timeline for when this investigation goes to lead to something. There have been rumors for some time that Ford might find yourself utilizing VW’s upcoming MEB platform for its future electrical automobiles. It appears like they’re positively speaking about it. However, they aren’t prepared to verify something.
I’m shocked that two giants like Ford and VW feel the necessity to cooperate on this panorama. They actually can’t do it on their own? Ford appears to be behind in the all-electrical car with their first electrical automobile constructed to be electrical from the bottom up slated for 2020. They might most likely use VW’s MEB platform to speed up some EV packages whereas VW may need Ford’s assist on the subject of pickup vans.