Mr. Ford didn’t reveal exactly how things may change but did indicate that the creation of a new range of electric vehicles is designed to get the brand ready for just such a thing. Essentially, Ford will continue to offer a V8 for as long as it can, and when it has no other choice but to go electric, existing experiments like the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning will have provided the automaker with the insight and experience it needs to guarantee an exciting experience way into the future.
Similarly, Ford CEO Jim Farley said, “Everyone wrote the story that [EVs] are, you know, the next cycle of our industry. It’s not that simple. There are different customers who want different things and have different duty cycles,” or vehicle requirements.