VW and Ford deepen ties with partnership on electrification and autonomy

July 23, 2019
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Although both Ford and VW are among the top 20 R&D spenders globally, development of advanced mobility technologies is incredibly expensive. Ford and VW's latest announcement looks similar to other high-profile partnerships, such as GM and Honda or Daimler and BMW, although it is differentiated in that VW now holds an equal stake in Argo to Ford's. Clients should expect these partnerships to continue forming and recognize that FCA is the most likely candidate to make headlines next. After a failed proposed merger with Renault, the company holds no partnerships with other OEMs on developing autonomous or electric vehicles. 

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