The first fruit of the investment is an updated version of the Ford Focus Electric coming next year. This compact all-electric hatchback will see its range increase to an estimated 100 miles, a 30 percent improvement over the current Focus Electric’s 76-mile EPA estimated range.  A new DC fast-charging system means that drivers can charge to 80 percent battery capacity within 30 minutes.

The other new electrified models will include hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and full electric vehicles. Fields predicted that plug-in hybrids will grow more quickly than any other electrified vehicle technology within the next few years; Ford is already the top seller of plug-in hybrids in the U.S. with its Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi models.