This new EV will be assembled in Cologne, Germany.
The small EV is the first of two to come from the refurbished plant.
It will be based on Volkswagen’s MEB EV platform.
It was back in 2019, when the world was “normal” that Volkswagen and Ford announced their partnership which mostly involved platform sharing. Ford of Europe has just announced that they will be going fully-electric as early as 2030. This mini-Mach-E will be one of the models expected to participate in this new direction.
This new small EV will be the first of two to come from Ford’s revamped Cologne Electrification Centre, where the Fiesta was once assembled. The as-of-yet unnamed EV be based on the Volkswagen ID.3’s MEB platform which explains how the two-year turnaround time is possible.
As reported by Auto Express, this new small SUV should be inspired by the Ford Mustang Mach-E however sport a more conventional SUV body. Size-wise, the ID.3 sits between the Fiesta and Focus meaning that it will take up about as much real-estate as the Puma SUV.
As with the Volkswagen ID.3, the new small Ford EV will get a few battery sizes, including the 58kWh and the larger 77kWh unit with different outputs. There’s nothing yet on the other EV however odds are it too will be assembled on VW’s MEB structure.