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Ford Opens Cologne EV Center – Home of a New Generation of Electric Vehicles – First Carbon Neutral Assembly Plant

Published: 6.15.2023

Ford Motor Company today officially opened its Cologne Electric Vehicle Center (EV Center) in Germany, marking a significant milestone in the company’s global electrification strategy. The $2 billion investment has transformed the historic Cologne plant, first founded in 1930, into a state-of-the-art facility that will produce a new generation of electric passenger vehicles for European markets.

The EV Center is Ford’s first carbon neutral vehicle assembly plant globally, and an important step on the company’s Road to Better, its plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The plant is powered by renewable energy, and features several sustainable design elements, including rainwater harvesting, solar panels, and energy-efficient lighting.

The EV Center has an annual production capacity of 250,000 vehicles and will support Ford’s global plans to reach a run rate of two million EVs annually by the end of 2026. The first vehicle to be produced at the EV Center is the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which will go on sale in Europe later this year.

The opening of the Cologne EV Center is a major investment in Ford’s future in Europe. The plant will create and secure hundreds of skilled manufacturing jobs and will help Ford to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles in the region.

The Cologne EV Center is a significant milestone in Ford’s global electrification strategy. The plant will help Ford to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles in Europe and will support the company’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.