Ford expands EV test laboratories at UK headquarters


Ford’s new Propulsion Development Laboratory at its UK HQ in Essex was opened in February 2024, underpinning the Dunton Campus’ research and development role in delivering Ford’s European electric vehicle plans.

The £24 million facility was inaugurated by UK transport minister Anthony Browne MP as part of a site-wide tour and hands-free, feet-free drive of the Ford Mustang Mach-E with BlueCruise.

The minister saw EV powertrain components intensively tested with speeds and loads to accelerate levels of wear which customers would incur only after years of vehicle use.

Transport minister Anthony Browne MP said:  “It’s great to see a commitment to UK EV development following our ZEV mandate becoming law earlier this year, meaning we have a clear pathway for reducing car and van emissions.”

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