Ford Motor Company intends to launch at least five Lincoln-branded electric sports models in North America by 2026. This will be reported Reuters citing three sources who wished to remain anonymous.
The new electric vehicles are expected to be introduced in the Lincoln Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator and Navigator families. The brand’s electrification strategy is a key element of Ford’s plan to invest $30 billion in its electric vehicle and battery businesses by 2030. Ford announced this initiative last May.
The automaker has said it will be able to produce at least 600,000 electric vehicles per year worldwide in 24 months, and the company is poised to become “North America’s #2 electric vehicle maker” – after Tesla.
Lincoln’s first electric model will be a large crossover SUV, comparable in size to the Aviator variant, and is expected to begin production in late 2024 or early 2025 at its Oakville plant in Canada, which is transitioning from ICE vehicles to electric vehicles target. Other Lincoln crossovers, likely including the compact Corsair and mid-size Nautilus, could begin production in Oakville in 2025-2026.
Some of Lincoln’s compact electric vehicles will use an upgraded version of the Ford Mustang Mach E platform. It will share a platform with the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup.
Ford’s attempt to convert the Lincoln brand to electric drives runs parallel to the activities of its competitor General Motors. The latter is attempting the same with the Cadillac brand, whose model this year is the mid-size electric crossover Lyriq. In the coming years, Cadillac will add more electric vehicles to its portfolio.