This is a Motormouth couple car review of the all-new Electrified GenesisGV70 compact SUV. The GV70 has a 77.4 kWh battery with 383 km / 283 miles of range. It has 429 horsepower, 516 lb-ft of torque and with boost mode you get a power bump to 483 horsepower and standard AWD.
The GV70 is available in one trim in Canada which comes fully loaded for CDN$84,150. In the US, two trim levels are offered, Advanced starting at USD$65,850, and Prestige at USD$72,650.
Publicly, Ford has stated they don’t plan to offer this Ford Explorer EV midsize electric crossover in Canada or the U.S. Pity. It is one of two Ford brands expected for Europe that leverages the Volkswagen Group’s fully electric MEB platform at Ford’s factory in Cologne, Germany.
Here are the reviewers first impression of Ford Explorer »
The all-electric Ford Explorer is a five-seat SUV that combines German engineering with American style.
Assembled at the Ford Cologne EV Centre in Germany, the Ford claims drivers will be able to charge their Explorer from 10 to 80 percent in an about 25 minutes, but they haven’t provided a driving range number, so that figure is more marketing that anything else at the moment.
Mercedes-Benz Truck testing in Rovaniemi, Finland, the “Official Hometown of Santa Claus on the Arctic Circle”, are designed to test the endurance of the company’s trucks under winter conditions. Winter testing provides invaluable data, with conditions plummeting to -25°C, harsh winds, and snowy and icey roadways.
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