Ford, Volkswagen to Make About 8 Million Commercial Vehicles

June 10, 2020 Updated: June 10, 2020

Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said on June 10 they would make up to 8 million units of medium pickup trucks and commercial vans during the lifecycle of the vehicles as part of an alliance announced last year.

The automakers will collaborate on a city van built by Volkswagen, a 1-ton cargo van developed by Ford, and a Volkswagen medium pickup built on the Ford Ranger platform, from 2022.

Ford F-150 Truck assembly
United Auto Workers assemblyman installs seating in a 2018 Ford F-150 truck being assembled at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Carlos Osorio/AP-File)
Employees of German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) work on an electric car e-Golf on an assembly line at VW plant in Wolfsburg, central Germany, on Oct. 21, 2015. (Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees of German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) work on an electric car e-Golf on an assembly line at VW plant in Wolfsburg, central Germany, on Oct. 21, 2015. (Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Images)

The No. 2 U.S. automaker will also make a new electric vehicle for Europe by 2023, built on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive toolkit, and could deliver more than 600,000 units over several years.

Ford and VW announced their partnership in January 2019, as carmakers around the globe join forces to invest in electric and self-driving technology to help save billions of dollars.

By Sanjana Shivdas