Ford may launch its electric car in India in association with Magna International by 2011. The car is intended to make its debut in North America first thereafter it will be launched in India.
“Ford’s global platform approach to developing new products also offers the opportunity to migrate the electric vehicles to Europe and Asia-Pacific,” Magna International’s Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice-President, Ted Robertson.
The new model from Ford-Magna will be a sedan that will run on zero-emission lithium-ion battery electric vehicle (BEV) and will run up to a range of 150 km in a single charge.
Indian car market is opening up to cars that have alternative fuel options. Reva electric, the car being produced in Bangalore is already making its head-way in the Indian car market. It was the first electric vehicle in India but is currently being exported to the UK where it is extremely popular.