Everything on Elektro: Ford starts with first conversion work in Cologne

Everything on Elektro: Ford starts with first conversion work in Cologne-ford

For the conversion of the Ford plant in Cologne-Nichehl to the European manufacturing center for electric cars, the first works have begun. First excavator tore a former camp a few days ago, where a new high tech building is created specifically for the pretreatment of raw cars. The demolition was necessary because for the production of the future purely battery-electric volume model of Ford, which is to run from the band from 2023 in Cologne, the latest technologies are used, which require new systems, so the manufacturer in a current message.

For the architect team, the challenge was to embed the approximately 26 meter high, 25 meter wide and 100 meter-long buildings in a densely cultivated terrain, on which vehicles have been built since 1931. Among other things, one of the main purples on the factory premises is superb. The new building is considered one of the most modern buildings of Ford in Germany.

The termination of the old building was specifically laid in the time of the factory in the factory, so that the removal of the more than 5000 cubic meters of rubble the logistics during the ongoing production does not hinder. The new building must now be built quickly, so that the installation of the facilities can be started in the coming year, which will overlap partly with the fa├žade work.

“In February we had the virtual laying of the foundation for our new work, and now I am looking forward to now that we will finally see that we rebuild our work to an Electrification Center,” says Gunnar Herrmann, Chairman of the Management Board of Ford-Werke GmbH , For a local appointment. “We are the first Ford plant in Europe, in which electric cars run from the band.”

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US manufacturer Ford invests a billion US dollar (about 860 billion euros) in the modernization of its vehicle production at the German location. This is the largest investment that Ford has ever made in Cologne. With this investment, the car manufacturer wants to expand its Cologne location to the Ford Cologne Electrification Center. From 2023 in the factory, the first battery-electric volume model of Ford in Europe should roll from the tape. Ford also checks the opportunity to produce a second purely electric vehicle in Cologne.

The technical development of the new electric car is also in Cologne, in the European Ford Development Center in Cologne-Merkenich. In the context of the existing strategic alliance with Volkswagen, Ford will build on the development of the vehicle on the modular electric former (MEB). According to its own statement, the manufacturer wants to provide “emotional, fully electric vehicles” for its customers throughout Europe. The entire lifecycle is the production of a total of around 600.000 units planned.

Ford plans that 2026 all car models in Europe are offered with at least one battery-electric or plug-in hybrid variant; From 2030 Ford wants to have only pure electric vehicles in the car offer throughout Europe.

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  1. From 2023 in the factory, the first battery-electric volume model of Ford in Europe should roll from the tape.

    Only in 2 years is it worthwhile to write something about Ford and E cars – whether it goes faster in the US?

    Debate in the USA

    E-car driver should pay extra

    When the market share of the electric cars increases, the revenue of the US states decline from gasoline tax. Therefore, many have decided to introduce a special tax or fee for e-cars.

    ..

    But Bidden government is apparently determined to prevent that. Special taxes do not fit their plans to promote E cars.

    (Source: Tagesschau.DE – 13.07.2021)

    The next President – Trump? – will probably decide if GM, Ford U.a. Car manufacturer in the US (and other countries?) Build e-cars in larger quantities or not.

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