The Dearborn, Michigan-based US automaker Ford Motor Co., and the Frankfurt-based German automaker Volkswagen AG had reached an agreement to share self-driving and electric car technologies, remarking a landmark alliance between the No.
1 automakers of United States and Europe, a source with direct knowledge regarding the subject matter had unveiled on Friday, the 5th of July 2019. In fact, Volkswagen, which sold the highest number of passenger cars excluding pickup trucks last year, had already been in a collaboration with Ford Motor Corp., while latest agreement would reach the automakers’ alliance beyond a cooperation on commercial vehicle.
Aside from that, the spokeswoman had also added in terms of anonymity as she was not authorized to speak about the subject-matter in public, that, the German carmaker would share its MEB electric vehicle platform with Ford Motor Corp, while another source had said that Volkswagen’s management board would meet at a July 11th meeting in order to discuss about extending its relationship with the US automaker.
Concomitantly, another Volkswagen spokesman neither declined nor acknowledged the prospect of a potential alliance, but said that the latest talks with Ford Motor Corp. had been progressing well, while calling the discussions “productive,” a Ford spokeswoman said, “Our talks with Volkswagen continue. Discussions have been productive across a number of areas. We’ll share updates as details become more firm”.