Ford has unveiled a brand new Explorer - for exploring the European market. This new 5-seater EV Explorer is the first in a wave of new electric vehicles built at their Ford Cologne EV Centre in Germany, from where they intend to invent the Ford brand in Europe.
This new Explorer features a rather bold interior with 15-inch movable touchscreen running Ford's SYNC Move2 Infotainment, and offers both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants.
While kw charge speeds haven't been revealed, Ford claims fast charging from 10 to 80 per cent in just 25 minutes.
“Explorer is a trailblazer for a new breed of exciting Ford electric vehicles. Steeped in our American roots but built in Cologne for our customers in Europe, it is road trip-ready for the big adventures and fully loaded with everything our customers will need for their daily drives,” said Martin Sander, general manager, Ford Model e, Europe.
Pricing is expected to start from less than €45,000, with reservations open now and sales beginning later this year.
While details are still slim, this seems like another attractive EV from Ford and it's a shame we won't be seeing this one arrive in North America. It makes us wonder what Ford has up their sleeve stateside, because electrifying one of their most iconic nameplates is a big deal, and we can't let Europe have all the fun, can we?