The new Mustang Mach-E, Ford’s freshly unveiled all-electric compact sport utility vehicle now on view at the Los Angeles Auto Show, marks a risky move by Ford into all-electric drivetrains, including a battery version of the F-150 pickup truck.
It also helps explain why Ford joined with three other automakers to side with California against the Trump administration on a key question: Who gets to set motor vehicle emissions regulations?
Ford is counting on electrified vehicles to back up its commitment to California’s ambitious vehicle emissions goals. Ford would have to bring its fleetwide average fuel economy goals to about 50 miles per gallon by 2026, even as it exits the business of selling high-MPG small cars. Ford plans to boost sales of full-electric vehicles to a third of overall sales by 2030, up from zero today.
Read the article at Los Angeles Times.