The Lincoln Motor Company has announced that it is working together with Rivian to develop an all-new electric vehicle previously announced as part of Ford Motor Company's original investment in startup EV manufacturer Rivian.
Lincoln announced that the company's first fully electric vehicle will join the Aviator and Corsair plug-in hybrid vehicles, further solidifying Lincoln's commitment to electrification. The planned zero-emissions vehicle will feature advanced connectivity and intuitive driver support technologies designed to create an effortless experience for Lincoln owners.
"Working with Rivian marks a pivotal point for Lincoln as we move toward a future that includes fully electric vehicles," said Joy Falotico, president of The Lincoln Motor Company. "It's going to be stunning."
The Lincoln battery electric vehicle will be based on Rivian's flexible "skateboard"
platform and is part of Ford Motor Company's planned equity investment in Rivian. The new electric vehicle also is part of Ford's previously announced investment of more than $11.5 billion into electrification, which includes the 2021 Mustang Mach-E and a fully electric
version of the best-selling F-150 pickup.
The Mustang Mach-E is scheduled to make its Portland debut at the 2020 Portland International Auto Show, held at the Oregon Convention Center from February 19-23, 2020.
To make room for the new EV, production of the Lincoln MKZ sedan will end this year. The company's Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico will transition to producing new Ford vehicles.
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