Ford plans to make electric vehicles in China

Mullaly, 66, said in a Bloomberg Television interview on 24 September that with the move towards more electrification, more hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles would be seen. He was speaking from Chongqing, China.

In China for the groundbreaking of an engine transmission plant at Ford’s venture with Changan Automobile Group, Mullaly did not, however, offer a time frame for the Dearborn, Michigan-based company starting rolling out electric cars. Rivals Daimler AG and General Motors Co have also announced plans to introduce such vehicles in China as the country, the world’s largest polluter, seeks to cut emissions.

According to the ministry of science, the government aimed to have 1 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2015. Mulally said the roll out of electric vehicles would depend largely on infrastructure and advances in battery technology.

Ford would also consider introduction of its Lincoln luxury brand in China to tap the growing high-end sedan market, Mulally said.