Lincoln set to launch its first all-electric car in 2022
The brand plans to electrify all models by 2030
Ford, who owns Lincoln, is looking to electrify its whole portfolio of Lincoln branded vehicles by 2030. The first all-electric model from Lincoln is expected to make its debut next year as its first step into transforming into an all-electric brand.
The launch next year of Lincoln’s all-electric model coincides with the brand’s 100th anniversary. This was deliberate as Ford accelerates the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) in North America and China.
Joy Falotico, Lincoln president, said: “As we accelerate Lincoln’s transformation in North America and China, there is no better time to propel the Lincoln brand forward with electrification.
“Electrification will take Quiet Flight to a new level with the smooth, exhilarating take-off feel and serene quietness our clients expect from a Lincoln.”
Lincoln anticipates half of its global volume will be zero-emissions vehicles by 2025. This forms part of the company’s Ford+ programme and Ford’s investment of more than $29 billion in electrification by 2025. As part of this, Ford recently launched the all-electric F-150 Lightning to the US market.
Falotico explained that new rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive battery-electric flexible architecture would enable Lincoln to deliver four new and distinct all-electric cars. The first will join the plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), the Aviator and Corsair SUVs, as the brand moves towards full electrification.
Lincoln say that nearly one-third of US sales are currently conducted online using the brand's remote sales platform. It is now working on a fully integrated digital sales platform. This will provides customers with a suite of services including routine maintenance and repair through Lincoln Service Connect.
In the future, Lincoln plans to introduce the Lincoln Charging Network to deliver a seamless, connected charging experience. The company is hoping to collaborate with Electrify America, who are a US-based fast-charging network operator, for this.