Ford Motor Co. has decided to get out of the gas business, and the automaker will sell its luxury and performance vehicles in the United States instead.
The automaker announced the change Monday on its website, and it is part of a broader strategy to focus on more traditional markets.
Ford, which sells about two-thirds of its vehicles in North America, announced the shift in a blog post titled “We’ll be doing more than selling the most affordable vehicles in our portfolio,” in a nod to President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut federal spending.
Ford said it will sell the Focus Electric and Fusion hybrid vehicles in 2018.
The Focus EV will go on sale in 2019, while the Fusion Hybrid will be available in 2020.
The Focus EV is the automakers first electric car.
It’s expected to be the first fully electric vehicle in the U.S. Ford said the Fusion hybrid will be the only car on the market with four seats, while there are currently eight.