Ford Electric Explorer SUV launched

Ford Electric Explorer SUV Launched Under $50k

Ford has finally pulled the covers off its new electric midsize SUV, a tribute to the automaker’s best-selling Explorer.

The all-electric Explorer, built on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, is expected to have a starting price of less than $50,000 (€45,000).

The American automaker had a big year in 2022 after selling 61,575 EVs in the US and becoming the second largest EV maker in the states behind Tesla.

However, Ford is looking to take its success abroad with a new generation of all-electric vehicles.

Ford Electric Explorer SUV

Ford partnered with Volkswagen in 2020 to use the German automaker’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) electric vehicle platform with plans to launch two all-electric vehicles and help expand its position in Europe.

Ford’s current lineup of EV passenger cars consists of the F-150 Lightning and the Mustang Mach-E, two new versions of some of the company’s most iconic brands. Now, Ford is reinventing another classic.

After unveiling its newest midsize SUV based on VW’s MEB platform for several months under the hashtag “#ExploringReinvented,” Ford finally unveiled the new all-electric Ford Explorer on Tuesday.

Ford Electric Explorer SUV

Meet the all-electric Ford Explorer SUV

Ford took the iconic American SUV known for its durability and ability to be the everyday vehicle and unleashed a bold reinterpretation for the modern electric age.

The new Five-seater family SUV combines American design with top-tier German engineering, resulting in a stylish and futuristic midsize crossover.

Ford says its new electric SUV is fully equipped for family road trips with a large mobile touchscreen, around 470 liters of storage, and advanced driver assistance technology.

The new Explorer will be the first model to be built at scale at Ford’s new electric vehicle facility in Cologne, Germany.

Ford Electric Explorer SUV

Martin Sander, General Manager of Ford Model E Europe, commented on the launch, saying:

Explorer is a pioneer of a new generation of exciting Ford electric vehicles. Steeped in our American roots but built in Cologne for our customers in Europe, it’s road-ready for the big adventures and fully equipped with everything our customers will need for their daily commutes.

The electric SUV will come in two different trims: Explorer and Explorer Premium, with the base level expected to start at less than €45,000 (approximately $48,500). In addition, it will be available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants.

Ford Electric Explorer SUV

Ford says it will be able to charge the vehicle from 10 to 80% in just 25 minutes with access to 500,000 charging stations next year across Europe.

The new EV is part of Ford’s push into the European EV market with plans to become an all-electric brand by 2035, including nine electric vehicles in its lineup. Ford plans to sell 600,000 electric vehicles a year in Europe by 2026, and the electric Explorer will play an integral role in achieving this.

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