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Ford, VW to collaborate on vans, pickup, electric vehicle

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 12:31:58-04

AP — Ford and Volkswagen will work together to develop a small city van, a larger cargo van, a small pickup truck and an electric vehicle as part of their global alliance announced last year.

The companies on Wednesday announced some details of what the venture will yield, with the city van created by VW and a 1-ton cargo van engineered by Ford to be sold by both companies.

Also, VW will make a small pickup built on the underpinnings of Ford’s Ranger, and Ford will build an electric vehicle for Europe based on VW’s modular design, the companies said.

The automakers announced the alliance last July amid a string of industry partnerships designed to share the costs of developing new technologies.