Today, we’re going to take a look at the companies’ electric lineups past and present to see how they compare. That includes newer models that are currently in production along with electric trucks, cars, and EVs that are set to debut in the next few years.
Year Founded: June 16, 1903 Headquarters: Dearborn, Michigan Divisions: Ford, Lincoln First EV: 1998 Ford Ranger EV
Year Founded: September 16, 1908 Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan Divisions: GMC, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet First EV: 1997 General Motors EV1
While they didn’t break into the EV space until the Ford Ranger EV arrived in 1998, the Ford Focus Electric was the first popular electric vehicle from the company. This compact car was followed by C-Max Hybrid and Ford C-MAX Energi, a plug-in hybrid that was produced until 2018 before being phased out.
GM has three other big brands under its corporate umbrella with Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac. They were also an early innovator with EVs with the General Motors EV1 from 1996 to 1999. You can find plenty of hybrids from the company’s marquees, although one of the most popular is the Volt.