Ford Plans to Produce new Hybrid EV at Valencia Plant

Ford continues the drive towards an EV future ( Image Credit: Ford Motors)
Ford will produce a partly electric car at its Spanish Plant in 2027, further its investment in EV production

Automaker Ford has announced plans to start producing a new partly electric car at its plant in Valencia, Spain. With a Ford spokespeople saying that production is set to begin in 2027.

This comes after Ford voiced interest in making a new, multi-energy passenger car at this plant back in March 2024.

Spain’s Industry Ministry said the carmaker aims to produce 300,000 units of the new vehicle annually.

The Valencia plant is currently responsible for assembling Ford’s Kuga SUV, employing 4,800 people after the company slashed output of other models in recent years.

The new vehicle will be assembled for markets in Europe and beyond, addressing rising demand for EVs. Annual sales of electric vehicles in Europe are expected to exceed 600,000 units in 2026.

This is an area Ford is already innovating within, maintaining their status as Europe’s top-selling automotive brand. This year the company is releasing a new seven-vehicle EV line-up.

Included is an electric version of the Ford Puma, a sports crossover and a five-seat, medium-sized crossover vehicle with 310 miles of driving range. As part of this line-up, Ford is adding four new electric models to its iconic Transit range. 

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These include an electric Tourneo Custom multi-purpose vehicle, a next-generation Transit Courier van, the Tourneo Courier multi-purpose vehicle and the Transit Custom one-tonne van. 

The announcement of the production of a partly electric car in Spain joins this ongoing EV development, which also includes Ford’s other electric vehicles. These include the successful all-electric Mustang Mach-E and the Mustang Mach-E GT.

Ford’s EV development is part of a broader strategy to reduce carbon emissions, aiming to achieve carbon neutrality across their European ecosystem of logistics, facilities and suppliers by 2035. 

While Ford has experienced recent hardships surrounding its EV investment, including major losses in the first quarter of this year, the manufacturer maintains its innovation in the space and its belief that EV’s are here to stay as the key to the world's sustainable, driving future.

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