Ford Wants Electric Cars to be 40 Percent of Sales by 2030
Ford Motor Co. is getting in on the push to pull the plug on gas-powered cars, or at least start tugging on it a bit.
The company recently announced that it plans to make electric cars 40% of its annual vehicle sales by 2030. That is not as aggressive as the plan that competitor General Motors rolled out earlier this year: GM says it will only sell electric cars by the same time.
“The automaker said in a presentation for investors Wednesday that it will add about $8 billion to its EV development spending from this year to 2025,” Tom Krisher reports for the Associated Press. “That brings the total spend to nearly $20 billion as Ford begins to develop and build batteries in a joint venture with SK Innovation of South Korea.”
Ford announced back in April that it was pouring another $185 million into a new effort to make batteries in its home state. The company plans to build an “Ion Park” laboratory focused on the “future of battery manufacturing” in Michigan, according to the Detroit Free Press.
GM sent a shockwave through the auto industry in January, when the company said it plans to make its entire fleet all-electric by 2035. Volvo followed by pledging to hit the all-electric mark five years earlier.
The Cars of Today are Often Defective
While automakers like Ford and GM have been hailed for their efforts to ditch gas cars, they still have a hard time ensuring that the vehicles they produce are safe to drive.
The world’s largest car manufacturers recall millions of vehicles each year for a wide range of defects that increase the risk of an accident and make people more likely to be injured in the event of a crash.
That is where the California lemon law comes in. Car owners and lessors in the Golden State do not have to wait for defective cars to be recalled to get them fixed. The law requires car manufacturers to perform a broad range of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty and to repair or replace cars the companies cannot or will not fix.
Speak with a Los Angeles Lemon Law Attorney
If you have been stuck with a malfunctioning vehicle, a Los Angeles lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back. An attorney at our firm will explain your rights and explore your options for making sure that the manufacturer is held fully accountable.
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