Innovating Future Motion

Our belief, that freedom of movement drives human progress, fuels our passion for designing smart vehicles for a smart world. With urban transportation becoming increasingly congested and inefficient, we’re already developing the mobility solutions of tomorrow.

How quickly can we scale up the use of electric vehicles?

China, India, France and the U.K. are among the nations planning to phase out vehicles powered by internal combustion engines and fossil fuels by 2040. With the inevitable increase in demand for new, cleaner transportation, automakers need to start delivering affordable alternatives at scale.

Our Goal

We will feature hybrid and fully electric models in our electrified vehicle lineup by 2022

A red Ford vehicle being charged

As part of our vision of the future, we are investing $11 billion in electrified vehicles (EVs) over five years. We plan to electrify our most popular nameplates, including a Mustang-inspired, fully electric performance utility and the Ford F-150. We are also participating in initiatives to develop charging infrastructure and making EV ownership a more desirable and rewarding experience.

See how we are scaling up electrification

How far down the road to a self-driving future are we?

In today’s increasingly urbanized environments, self-driving vehicles promise new levels of accessibility and convenience. We believe that the central challenge in the development of self-driving vehicles isn’t the technology, but building consumer trust in the safety, reliability and experience it will enable.

Our Goal

Our goal is to launch self-driving commercial vehicles at scale by 2021

Launching commercial self-driving vehicles at scale is a key element of our Mobility plan. Much of the technology already exists, but we can’t implement it without understanding how it will transform people’s lives. We’re working closely with customers, industry and government partners to apply self-driving vehicle technology, and we’re testing them on the streets of several U.S. cities to ensure people remain the focus when we design our vehicles. We expect to invest $4 billion in our technology efforts through 2023.

Self-driving vehicle driving on a road

Find out how we’re developing and testing self-driving vehicle technology

How can we move around our cities more efficiently?

Collectively, we already spend an estimated 160 million hours a year sitting in traffic, and putting more cars on the road will only increase congestion and pollution. It’s no surprise that a new vision for urban mobility – one that revolves around the people who live and work in cities – is emerging, and many auto manufacturers are leading efforts to make it a reality.

Our Goal

We plan to incorporate cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity into all new Ford models from 2022

A futuristic concept showing multiple modes of transport

The Ford Mobility team has a belief that hasn’t changed since Henry Ford’s day: freedom of movement drives human progress. To us, the future of urban mobility lies in returning the streets to the people, by addressing climate change, air pollution and congestion through a range of smart, connected solutions.

Find out how we’re reimagining the city of tomorrow

Sustainable Development Goals

Through our work in innovating future motion, we are contributing to the following UN SDGs:

  • SDG 3: Good health and well-being
  • SDG 9: Industry, innovating and infrastructure
  • SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • SDG 13: Climate action

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