Crossover Ford Explorer and Aviator will receive an electric version


Today he announced special platforms for electric cars, the development of IonBoost batteries and more accurate information about future upcoming electric cars. Such news sounded at the presentation in honor of Capital Markets Day.

The brand said it will accelerate investments in electrification. There are plans to spend about $ 30 billion by 2025. The management of the auto giant is preparing to sell 40% of electric cars by the end of the decade.

Further, the autosignat said that they have 5 global platforms, but the move to electric cars will help them “redefine” the architecture. Cars designed on these architectures will use batteries, their control systems, aggregates and transmissions. Thus, the concern will split up to 80% of the price of the machines across the entire portfolio.

Ford announced the creation of a flexible RWD / AWD BEV architecture, which will serve as the basis for an updated generation of large cars. These models will hit the market before the end of the decade.

The concern said that it will release models for active trips with unsurpassed driving dynamics, business trucks, mid-size SUVs, all-terrain SUVs and crossovers with two or three rows of seats in the cabin. The latter will include electrified versions of the Explorer and Lincoln Aviator models. Ranger and Bronco electric cars should be expected.

Ford announced plans to develop a new electric platform for full-size pickup trucks and updated generation SUVs. By 2030, 1/3 of the full-size pickup segment will become 100% electric, which is about 800 thousand cars a year. This platform will be at the heart of the updated generation F-150 Lightning with a release date in 2025. The new platform could also spawn electrified versions of the Expedition and Navigator SUVs.

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