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Ford Planning EV Explorer, Aviator, Rugged SUVs

EV SUVs coming from blue oval

  • Ford gives us a peak at future product plans

  • Electrified models on new RWD/AWD EV platform


Ford‘s Capital Markets Day was today. That’s the day each year where the automaker delves into its long term plans and gives us a glimpse of what we can expect from the automaker over the coming years. Some of those things we can expect are new rugged EV crossovers on a dedicated platform as well as all-electric versions of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator.

The automaker is planning to have 40 percent of global sales be fully EV from 2030 and is spending more than $30 billion by 2025 to help make it happen. Ford product and platform boss Hau Thai-Tang said that two new EV architectures would be part of the plan, one for rear and all-wheel drive and one that’s just for full-size trucks. The former will “will underpin a range of emotive vehicles slated for production between now and 2030,” Thai-Tang said.

In silhouette, Ford showed what looked like a version of the Ford Bronco as one of the new rugged electric SUVs it had planned. With Jeep already electrifying the Wrangler and installing plugs in the middle of nowhere, it seems like the off-road trails might get busier and more silent at the same time.

As Ford’s number-two best-seller, the Explorer will need to go electric if Ford hopes to hit its goals and Thai-Tang said that the Ford Explorer and its Aviator platform-mate will both become EVs, or at least will offer EV versions.

Ford didn’t say when to expect any of these new models but we’d say you’ll start to see many of them by mid-decade.

 

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