Ford announced that European customers will be able to purchase an all-electric version of the Ford Puma, Ford’s sports utility-inspired compact crossover, in 2024. The Puma was Ford’s best-selling passenger vehicle in Europe in 2021, and the all-electric Puma will bring this highly successful new nameplate to an even wider group of European customers when it goes into production in Craiova in Romania. Last year, Ford confirmed that Craiova would build an all-new light commercial vehicle in 2023, with an all-electric version coming in 2024. Now, the company announced that the new light commercial vehicle is the next generation Transit Courier. In addition, a compact multi-purpose vehicle – the Tourneo Courier – also is to be produced in Craiova from 2023, with an all-electric version in the following year.The next generation Transit Courier and Tourneo Courier are designed and engineered by Ford Otosan, the Ford joint venture in which Ford and Koç Holding are majority shareholders and that is one of the longest running and most successful joint ventures in the global auto industry.In a move that further strengthens this unique relationship, Ford also confirmed today that Ford Otosan is to assume ownership of the Craiova plant and Romanian manufacturing business, subject to regulatory approvals and following consultation.Thus announcement opens a new chapter in Ford Otosan’s continuing success story and enables the Craiova facility to play a major role in the joint venture’s future. It also increases Ford Otosan’s role as global manufacturing player.