Published on April 2, 2019 |
by Steve Hanley
2. April 2019 by Steve Hanley
Be still my striking heart. The Ford Motor Company is in the process of triggering a brand new SUV / crossover type vehicle that will operate more than 370 miles of range based on the WLTP protocol. Why Ford will announce the reach of a car aimed at US customers and confuse them by citing European test numbers is unclear.
Suffice to say, the EPA area will be smaller. We can probably assume that the not-yet-named new Ford will get 10-15% less reach when the final EPA numbers are announced, which means somewhere around 320 miles EPA is likely. Good, but hardly earthy numbers. Yet it is Ford's first staff on a 100% production car, so it gets extra credit for it.
The company puts a lot of marketing muscle in calling the car "Mustang Inspired." It really means someone's guess. The car currently has no name, no performance details have been released, no pricing information has been announced, and no pictures of the car have been released. All we know is that Ford says the electric SUV will be in showrooms by the end of 2020.
Inside EVs has another treat on Ford and its electric car intentions. Ford brings its 7-passenger Explorer to Europe soon, and when it comes, it will have a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 gas engine that generates 350 hp and an electric motor that is good for another 100 hp for a total of 450 hp (335 kW) and 620
Whether the good people in Europe have driven for such an animal is unknown, but the 13 kWh battery is able to push it down the road for up to 25 miles alone on electric power, which is quite an achievement for such a large vehicle. There is no word in the report that the same powertrain will be available in the United States, but it makes sense that it would be like a similar powertrain would be available soon at Escape.
PHEV 8 Passenger Van
7 passengers not enough for you? Try the new Ford Tourneo with room for 8. Conference seating is available, you will have a board meeting along the way. Tourneo has a 1 liter EcoBoost gasoline range extender engine and can run 31 miles on electric power alone. Total range with motor assistance is more than 300 miles.
"The new Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid is uniquely innovative and flexible, and can adapt to an unprecedented range of applications, giving owners and operators the benefit of being able to run in ultra-low emission zones and yet cover the same reason between battery charges As a traditionally driven people's engine, Hans Schep, Ford's General Vehicle Commercial Vehicle for Europe of Europe, says in a press release. "With the Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid, you offer comfort and refinement, whether you're delivering leading transport services or ferrying large families. At the same time, you are contributing to improved local air quality in busy urban environments. "
Ford is very late for the electric car party. PHEV powertrains are barely cutting edge technology. The company has been going on electric cars for more than a decade. now and do it successfully? "We'll see," said the Zen master.