Ford to release an electrified Explorer

A new dedicated Electric Vehicle (EV) architecture will underpin the Ford Explorer. The Blue Oval made its announcement at its Capital Markets Day for investors as it teased new products and services. Apart from that, other iconic models of Ford shall also come with this advanced platform in the future.

Its new platform will also underpin a battery, the new architecture can also be reinforced with an all-wheel or rear-wheel drivetrain. Aside from the Explorer, Mustang Mach-E, and the recently launched F-150 Lightning, the brand also plans to electrify its other iconic models through its new dedicated EV architecture. 

Ford didn’t provide a specific timeline for this, as the brand is not rushing its electrification plans, though reports state that it could possibly arrive sometime over the next decade. This electrifying plan is to be made possible through the automotive company’s investment of more than $30,000,000,000 by 2025. Notably, Ford previously committed $22,000,000,000 towards its electrification project.

In conjunction to that, they are also aiming to expand its commercial vehicle business to nearly double the size by $45,000,000,000 in 2025. While doing so, Ford shall continue developing its own IonBoost and solid-state batteries. 

In the US, the Explorer sits as the second best-selling model next to the F-Series pickup. While info regarding the Explorer EV is still limited, the F-150 Lighting recently netted 70,000 reservations after the week of its launch, and that’s quite impressive for the electrified pickup. With such a great start, it is without a doubt that many buyers will likely accept the upcoming Explorer EV once it finally makes its global debut. 

Now, the only question is, will Ford Philippines have any consideration of bringing in any of its EV offerings? Locally, other manufacturers are slowly rolling out their own hybrid and EV lineup, therefore, opening greater opportunities for other brands like Ford to enter the competition.

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