VOLKSWAGEN and Ford have announced a broad alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global markets beginning as early as 2022.
The alliance will drive significant scale and efficiencies and enable both companies to share investments in vehicle architectures that deliver distinct capabilities and technologies.
In addition, VW and Ford have signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate collaboration on autonomous vehicles, mobility services and electric vehicles and have started to explore opportunities.
Both companies also said they were open to considering additional vehicle programmes in the future. The teams will continue working through details in the coming months.