Ford to phase out petrol and diesel cars in Europe

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Ford will completely abandon petrol and diesel cars in Europe

Rejection of internal combustion engines will require the reorganization of Ford production in Europe. The concern will invest $2 billion in the modernization of the plant in Cologne and will lay off 1,000 workers.

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Ford Motor Group begins active electrification of the European model line. The automaker plans to completely stop sales of passenger cars with gasoline and diesel engines in Europe until 2030. Automotive News Europe reports this.

The transition to electric cars will be gradual. By 2026, all European Ford models will have electric or plug-in hybrid versions.

After 2030, internal combustion engines will remain only in a number of Ford commercial and truck models in Europe, but also in this segment 2/3 cars will be electric cars or rechargeable hybrids.

Electrification will require a significant reorganization of the production process. About $2 billion will be invested in the modernization of Ford's key European plant in Cologne. It is also reported that about 1,000 workers will have to be laid off.

In addition, the transition to electric vehicles will force the abandonment of several popular models – electrifying them is unprofitable. It is already known that Ford Focus and Fiesta will be phased out in the coming years.

At the same time, petrol and diesel Fords will remain outside Europe after 2030. In particular, there are no plans to abandon internal combustion engines in the North American market, which is key for the concern.