At the Ford Otosan facility in Kocaeli, Turkey, Ford Pro delivers the first units of its Ford E-Transit all-electric vans to clients in Europe. This historic occasion was commemorated at the plant in Gölcük in a ceremony attended by Turkish government officials, investors, employees, and press members. With solid demand for Ford E-Transit from European company owners – over 5,000 units have been purchased – Ford Otosan is approaching manufacturing capacity.
"Ford Otosan's Kocaeli factory is Europe's hub for Transit manufacturing. This celebration of Ford E-Transit production ushers in a new era of electrification for our existing strong collaboration," stated Hans Schep, CEO of Ford Pro Europe. "This is the first step in transforming the Kocaeli district. We will establish Europe's largest manufacturing facility for commercial electric cars."