Ford has put some detail on its plans to add electrified vehicles for China.
The company has confirmed two new electrified vehicles for China and a 'broad range' of EVs by 2025.
The Mondeo Energi, to be launched in early 2018, will be Ford's first plug-in hybrid in China and the first to be built by the Changan Ford JV.
Ford has also confirmed plans to bring to China an all-new fully electric small SUV with a range of more than 450 kilometres within five years.
To address growing demand for EVs, Ford says it will offer a comprehensive range of electrified solutions – hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fully battery-powered electric vehicles – to Chinese consumers by 2025. By then, Ford says 70% of all Ford nameplates will have electrified powertrain options, including the full range of nameplates produced by Changan Ford.
China is the world's largest 'new energy vehicle' market and – according to the Society of Automotive Engineers – new energy vehicles will account for over 15% of passenger vehicle sales in China by 2025.
In addition, by 2020 Ford will start manufacturing electrified powertrains in China. It also plans to expand its new energy vehicle powertrain engineering capabilities at its Nanjing Research and Engineering Centre with a focus on developing next-generation EV technologies.