The path to electrification is a fact for Ford, with the date of 2030 on the horizon for the total production of electric vehicles, although on that path Valencia will still have to wait.
The multinational has presented its new 100% electric car at the eMobility Expo World Congress, which is held at Feria Valencia until Thursday, a "very iconic" model, as explained by the president of Ford Iberia, Jesús Alonso. It will be produced in Cologne (Germany) and will probably arrive at Spanish dealers at the end of the year.
This has been explained by Alonso, who has reinforced Ford's commitment to electrification with his message, although without yet revealing which models and when they will be produced from the Valencian factory. "Almussafes comes with the following electric versions and that will be later," he replied. Likewise, he has recognized, to questions from journalists, that "electrification is the guarantee of the future for the entire sector".
Regarding the ERE that is being negotiated these days at the Almussafes factory, he has preferred not to make statements, although when asked about the type of employment generated by this new industry, Jesús Alonso has recognized that "digitization is changing everything. Connectivity changes the rules of the game that existed a few years ago; you have to evolve in all professions and also in those that existed a few years ago".
The presentation of the new 100% electric model has taken place after the official inauguration of the congress that is held in Valencia for the first time and in both cases has been attended by the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig. The president has pointed out that this congress "amplifies all the opportunities we have and reflects our ambition to become the sustainable pole of southern Europe", a message that has been reinforced by the deputy mayor of Valencia Borja Sanjuán, who has opted for "the Valencian green reindustrialization".
The Secretary General of the Ministry of Transport, María José Rallo, also participated in the official opening, who pointed out that we are in a moment of profound change, with some criticism: "The concept 'sustainable mobility' is beginning to be hackneyed, but it is a challenge", he concluded.