Mulally: Electric vehicles will be a “major portion” of Ford’s future lineup

While Volkswagen’s CEO doesn’t seem to be a fan of electric-cars, FoMoCo’s CEO Alan Mulally said that a “major portion” of its lineup in a decade from now will consist of electric-vehicles as the automaker finally gets away from relying on pickups and SUVs to profit.

“In 10 years, 12 years, you are going to see a major portion of our portfolio move to electric vehicles,” Mulally told reporters at the Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics conference in California.

Ford plans on introducing its first battery-electric vehicle in 2010 with a battery-powered version of the 2010 Ford Transit Connect commercial vehicle. A rival to the Chevrolet Volt in a form of a compact battery-electric car will arrive in 2011. Ford says that the next-generations of its hybrid vehicles will come in 2012 along with plug-in hybrid versions by 2012.

“You’ll see more hybrids, but you will really see a lot more electric vehicles,” he said.

Source: Reuters