Proof that electric cars aren’t going to go away, if needed? Well — finally — Ford has finally announced a programme of electrification for its passenger cars and commercial vehicles, with 16 new electrified cars and CVs, eight of which are to be offered by the end of the year.

In 2020 there will also be what is described as a “Mustang-inspired” battery-electric vehicle (Ford’s first such vehicle), which will have a range of about 300 miles.