Ford developing electrical explorer SUV. More EV Platform debut by 2025.



As world is in a broad shift towards electric vehicles, Ford is in top of the race by developing two dedicated EV Platforms. One for full size pick up trucks and SUVs and other for cars and smaller SUVs. As per Green car reports, Ford confirmed on 26 may 2021 that, they will debut the platform by 2025.

Ford's Upcoming EVs likely includes an Electric Ford Bronco, Electric ford explorer 3 row SUV, Electric Lincoln Aviator 3 row SUV, Electric ford Ranger compact pickup truck among others. As per reports, Ford is also working on next generation Electric version of F-150 Lighting pickup truck along with full size SUVs.

EVs launching between now and 2030 will be built on two new dedicated electric vehicle platforms and every vehicle Ford makes today comes from one of five architectures. Ford expects 40 % of its vehicles sold globally by 2030 will be battery-electric, so a single EV platform is not enough to handle it all, Ford CEO Jim Farley said.

Green car reports says Ford is making a $1 billion push towards EV in Europe by 2030, and a vehicle due in 2023 and based on Volkswagen's MEB platform is an important first step in that. Ford's planned investment by 2025 on electrification now sums up to $30 billion.

                                            Model Outline Unveiled by Ford on Twitter

These dedicated EV Platforms will bring Ford more closer to companies like Volkswagen, GM, Hyundai which have these kind of EV Platforms as the centerpieces of their EV Strategy. Out of 2 dedicated EV Platform, one will be mid-sized platform supporting wide range of rear and All-wheel drive vehicles ranging from crossovers to pick up trucks. 

Second EV Platform will be designed for next generation full size pickups and SUVs. Ford also revealed its Electric pick up truck, F-150 Lightning one week before these announcement. F-150 Lightning comes with a range of 300 miles on single charge and price starting at $39,974.

Top Automotive magazine MOTORTREND reports, Upcoming ford EVs will use their own high-nickel battery cell named IonBoost, which has high density and is less expensive. Ford is also working on Li ion phosphate batteries, which can be used in commercial vehicles as it requires less range but drains it daily. 

Also work on Solid state batteries are continuing which increase range and reduce cost. Ford thinks solid-state will be within reach this decade. These future batteries are being developed so they can use the same manufacturing processes, allowing them to re-use about 70 % of its capital investment in lithium-ion lines.

This development by FORD, clearly indicates world automotive segment will see a major shift toward electric motoring within next 10 years. 

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