Ford has officially opened its Cologne Electric Vehicle Center in Germany. The production facility will be used to build electric passenger vehicles for Ford’s European customers. Ford spent $2 billion to upgrade its existing 125-hectare plant in Niehl, Cologne, to equip the facility with a brand-new production line, tooling and automation. This investment will allow the facility to have an annual production capacity of 250,000+ electric vehicles. According to Ford, the Cologne Electric Vehicle Center will be the company’s first carbon neutral assembly plant, supporting Ford’s plan to reach carbon neutrality across its entire European footprint by 2035.
In a recent quote, Bill Ford, Executive Chair, said, “Opening the Cologne EV Center is the start of a new generation of clean manufacturing and electric vehicles in Europe. This facility will now be one of the most efficient and environmentally responsible plants in the entire industry. I am thrilled to continue working toward a zero emissions future for our children and grandchildren.”
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