This is what happens when Ford takes one of their iconic American SUV brands and reimagines it for the electric age.
This morning Ford Europe introduced the new 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.
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Volkswagen claims it still working to bring an ‘affordable’ people’s electric car – costing around EUR25,000 (CDN$36,500 / US$26,790.00 / £23,000) in today’s prices – to market by 2025. (Reuters)
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Meanwhile, luxury-brand Porsche, part of the VW Group, has been working hard in the shadows to be exempt from to burning fossil fuel regulations. (Financial Times)
Meanwhile, Oliver Blume defends being Porsche and VW CEO (Automotive News)
It is deeply disappointing to learn that Porsche and Ferrari are lurking in the shadows, feeding the climate change debate.
In mid-February, the European Union approved a law that was set to effectively ban the sale of new internal combustion vehicles by 2035. At the time, it seemed that a rubber stamp was all that was needed to finalize the environmental measure. In March, though, Germany and Italy threw a wrench in the works, and it seems that those nations’ two best-known performance brands may be partially to blame for the EU’s headache.
Porsche and Ferrari, two brands known for their on-track performance and engineering expertise, have both decided to invest heavily in the future of synthetic fuels – the very product that both Italy and Germany want allowances made for before they agree to sign onto the legislation, reports Bloomberg.
In response to changes in customer needs and the business environment, Nissan has revised its plan to further accelerate electrification.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. just announced they will be introducing 27 new electrified models, including 19 new EVs, by fiscal year 2030.
In November 2021, Nissan had announced they would have 23 electrified vehicles, including 15 EVs, by 2030.
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The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover will gain a new lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery in Europe that, Ford says, will help to make its EVs more “affordable and accessible” to customers.
Planned to be sold alongside the existing Mach-E both in the UK and on the continent, which features a nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) battery set-up, the models equipped with an LFP battery will last longer, benefit from lower costs and charge faster, Ford says.
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The European Parliament has given a green light to a plan to stop the sale of petrol and disel cars starting in 2035.
This is a crucial part of the European Union’s plan to become a “climate neutral” economy by 2050.