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Ford to show all-electric cargo van in 2022

03/04/2020 - 09:02

American automaker Ford Motor Co. will present an electric version of the Transit cargo van by 2022, the company said in a press release.

The issue is planned in accordance with the previously announced plan of the company to spend $11.5 billion on the electrification of cars until 2022.

“Commercial vehicles are an important component of our electrification strategy,” Ford Motor Co-Chief Operating Officer James Farley said in the release.

It is noted that the artificial intelligence technologies that will be used in the all-electric Transit will help the company optimize its fleet efficiency and reduce waste. Driver assistance technologies will help increase driver confidence and avoid or reduce severity of collisions. The car will include automatic emergency braking, as well as pedestrian detection, collision warning, braking after a collision, a lane control system and automatic high-beam headlights.

According to Ford, the all-electric Transit van will be manufactured in the United States. The company will present further details about the all-electric Ford Transit and its features later.

Ford concern was founded in 1903 by Henry Ford, who created it, having received $ 28,000 from five investors for business development. The company gained fame as the first in the world to use a classic car assembly line.