Ford has an all-new electric vehicle with 200 miles of range in its future product pipeline, according to an Automobile source. The rumored vehicle could possibly be an answer to the Chevrolet Bolt concept, which was confirmed for production following its January debut, and Tesla’s future sub-$40,000 model.
A statement released by Ford after the report was published noted they “do not comment on speculation,” but “can confirm these reports are not accurate.” There’s clearly some inaccuracies in Automobile’s article, but it seems possible an aspect or two of it is true. Many automakers admitted to being surprised by Tesla’s success and made it a priority to introduce new EV models, so it’d surprise us to learn Ford didn’t have an EV of some sort as part of its future product plans.
Automakers will have to have more EVs on offer as increasingly strict emissions standards are put in place and consumer demand increases. We doubt Ford is willing to let Tesla and Chevy have the domestic EV market all to themselves, so while they may not be planning an EV for a 2015 debut as Automobile says, or even a 2016 debut, a new electric car with a blue oval on the front should arrive sooner or later.