During today’s Ford Go Further event, Ford announced a few new electrified vehicles including an all new redesigned plug-in 2020 Ford Escape. More importantly, they also revealed a pretty critical spec when it comes to their upcoming mustang inspired SUV, its range.
The upcoming Ford electric SUV is still unnamed and unrevealed but we now know it will have a range of 600 km (370+ miles). Apart from its range and classification as an SUV, Ford hasn’t told us much about the mustang inspired EV. Although, they did tease an image of the vehicle last year.
Ford’s Mustang-inspired all-electric performance SUV will arrive in 2020, with a pure-electric driving range of 600 km (more than 370 miles) calculated using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), and fast-charging capability.*
*Officially homologated fuel-efficiency and CO2 emission figures will be published closer to on-sale date
The names Mach 1 and Mach E have been thrown around by Ford but after some negative feedback they gave up the name, so it seems.
“We put that out there to evaluate it. There are pros and cons. I don’t want to handicap it at this point, but we got a very strong reaction from people.”
Ford recently invested $850 million into electrification in order to build and update existing factories. Production of electric vehicles is scheduled to be at full capacity by 2023.
“We’ve taken a fresh look at the growth rates of electrified vehicles and know we need to protect additional production capacity given our accelerated plans for fully electric vehicles. This is good news for the future of southeast Michigan, delivering more good-paying manufacturing jobs.”