Sometimes, in a rush to get a story out, certain facts are overlooked. Luckily, there are many diligent minds out there who pay better attention to the news than say, me. And according to The Truth About Cars, Ford’s plans of building a Chinese EV may not be so solid after all.
Bloomberg is the original source for this story, as the opening line reads as such;
Ford Motor Co. (F) may make electric cars with its partner in China as the auto industry moves toward producing more fuel-efficient vehicles, Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally said.
The actual quote?
“As we move to more electrification, you’re going to see more hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric” cars, Mulally, 66, said in a Bloomberg Television interview on Sept. 24 in Chongqing, China.
Yeah. Not so solid there after all.
Then again, the idea that Ford won’t pursue electric vehicles in a country with very generous subsidies and the world’s largest automotive market is also sort of silly. Mullaly also said;
“We have a great luxury brand in Lincoln, which we have recommitted ourselves to,” Mulally said. “There’s going to be tremendous pull from China to have access to these great vehicles.”
So then there is that too. Maybe a one-two whammy of an all-electric Chinese-built Lincoln? Wouldn’t that be wacky…
I guess sometimes we read what we want to read. And if that’s the case…does that mean I want Ford to build EV’s in China? I guess on some level, I do. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. You can read about his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout or follow his non-nonsensical ramblings on Twitter @harshcougar.