Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG today announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles, and to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe. Volkswagen will join Ford in investing in Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle platform company, allowing both automakers to independently integrate Argo AI’s self-driving system into their own vehicles.  Ford and VW are also planning to share development costs for commercial vans and medium pickups for each brand in select global markets starting in 2022, and Ford will use Volkswagen’s electric vehicle architecture and Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) to design and build at least one high-volume fully electric vehicle in Europe for European customers starting in 2023.