Ford borrows platform from Rivian for the production of expensive electric carsNovember 27, 2019
The American company Ford, within the framework of an agreement with startup Rivian, will build on its basis a small number of electric models for the premium brand Lincoln. This was reported by Reuters.
On the basis of the Rivian will assemble two crossover Lincoln – compact and mid-size. The platform, called the creators of the skateboard, has a 2-link suspension in front, a multi-link in the back, and a traction battery in the center. One or two electric motors can be installed on each axis.
Apart from the platform, Ford will borrow electric motors, suspensions and batteries from a startup. It is possible that the Lincoln models will receive similar characteristics with the Rivian R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV, which were introduced in 2018. They have a 4-motor power plant with 3 power options (408, 710 or 764 horsepower) and 3 types of batteries – for 105, 135 and 180 kWh. Cruising range, respectively, will be 370, 483 and 644 kilometers.
The Lincoln electric crossover will be shown by the end of 2021, and the mid-size – by 2023. For the sake of this, Ford will invest $ 500,000,000 in an American startup. Rivian himself will establish mass production of the R1T and R1S in 2021. Then the release of electric vans for Amazon will begin under the deal for $ 700 million
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