Ford’s new electric car: Here’s what you need to know
Ford’s new electric car – Ford unveiled the all-new Explorer, a daring new electric car that marries German engineering with edgy American design. Ford’s Explorer is the first of a string of avant-garde new electric cars that will completely transform the Ford brand in Europe. Five passengers may fit in the mid-size crossover’s two rows of seats, and it is fully furnished to take families on exciting road trips.
The all-electric Explorer, which was designed and constructed in Germany, delivers an exceptional digital experience that makes it easier for drivers and passengers to stay connected and at ease while travelling. A SYNC Move 2 supersized movable touchscreen, a fully linked infotainment system, wireless app integration, and advanced driving assistance technology are among the features.
Ford’s newest electric car is perfect for exploring the city and beyond thanks to its adventure-ready design and storage capacity of roughly 470 litres in five-seat mode. Ford’s all-electric Explorer establishes a new benchmark with a hands-free boot area, a private locker, and a 17-litre console that can fit a 15-inch laptop between the driver and front-seat passenger.
Ford’s famous American SUV is captured in an aerodynamic exterior for the new electric age, which is also characterized by a striking “shield” design rather than a conventional grille. An ultra-modern interior with premium materials and amenities like contoured sports seats and a sophisticated soundbar more typical of revolutionary concept cars than family automobiles matches the futuristic outward style. All of this is combined with the capacity to fast charge from 10 to 80 per cent in just 25 minutes 1 and access to 500,000 charging stations across by the end of the next year in Europe.
“Explorer is the first in a brand-new generation of thrilling Ford electric automobiles. It is road trip-ready for major adventures and fully loaded with everything our customers will need for their daily trips, according to Martin Sander, general manager of Ford Model, Europe. It is rooted in our American heritage but built in Cologne for our consumers in Europe.
The new all-electric Explorer, which is at the forefront of Ford’s electric vehicle initiative, is the brand’s first electric vehicle to be mass-produced at the company’s new Ford Cologne EV Centre in Germany. By 2030, Ford in Europe plans to offer a full line of all-electric passenger cars. In addition to keeping passengers connected, Explorer’s SYNC Move entertainment system 2 has a movable 15-inch touchscreen that can easily glide up and down to suit the driver and conceals a private locker storage place for valuables. A wireless device charger 4 is included with a container for two large smartphones as standard equipment, and SYNC Move offers wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Whether at home or on the go, charging can be quick and simple. The best rest stations on the highway may be found with the aid of Explorer. When possible, charging at home can be planned to take advantage of less expensive electricity and to give a full battery and a toasty cabin for early starts.
Explorer offers a variety of amenities to guarantee that drivers and passengers are as rested and prepared to go when they arrive at their destination as when they left. It is available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models. A driver’s seat massager, heated front seats, and a climate control system that lets the driver and front passenger select their preferred temperature are all comfort-enhancing standard features. With keyless entry as standard and a hands-free tailgate as an option, owners can reach the boot even when their arms are loaded down with sporting equipment by just kicking underneath the rear bumper.
For the first time on a Ford in Europe, advanced driver assistance technologies include Clear Exit Assist 3, which alerts the driver to oncoming cyclists before opening doors in congested city centres, and Assisted Lane Change 3, which allows for a smooth and safe lane change at the touch of an indicator stalk.
Partnerships & Launch
Ford has partnered with travel adventure influencer Lexie Alford, known to millions as Lexie Limitless and the youngest person to visit every country in the world, for a global trip in the new all-electric Explorer to help demonstrate the capabilities of the vehicle. Later this year, Lexie will take the helm of a brand-new round-the-world adventure that is inspired by the pioneering female explorer Aloha Wanderwell, who established a record with a Ford-sponsored round-the-world trip in a Model T 100 years ago.
Starting today, customers can use their laptop or mobile device to take virtual electric Explorer test drives via a variety of adventurous driving environments. The new all-electric Explorer may be bought later this year and comes in two highly detailed models, Explorer and Explorer Premium, with prices starting at less than €45,000. In Europe, Ford’s official websites are now accepting reservations.