To celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln will debut its first global fully electric vehicle, the first step in a plan to electrify its entire portfolio of vehicles by 2030.
Lincoln expects half its global volume to be zero-emissions vehicles by 2025. Ford has announced investment of $30 billion in electrification by that date. (GM recently increased its stakes to $35 billion—time for Ford to raise?).
Lincoln, which already sells PHEV versions of its Aviator and Corsair SUVs, plans to develop “four new and distinct fully electric vehicles,” based on Ford’s new rear-wheel- and all-wheel-drive battery electric flexible architecture.
Upcoming Lincoln vehicles will introduce modern technology such as over-the-air software updates, a suite of advanced driver-assist features, and a new digital platform built on the Android operating system.
“As we accelerate Lincoln’s transformation in North America and China, there is no better time to propel the Lincoln brand forward with electrification,” said Lincoln President Joy Falotico. “Electrification will take Quiet Flight to a new level with the smooth, exhilarating take-off feel and serene quietness our clients expect from a Lincoln.”