Ford is preparing an unprecedented cheap electric vehicle with a large power reserveSeptember 4, 2018
In 2020, Ford will bring to the world market an affordable crossover with an electric power plant. And by 2022 in the model range of the American company there will already be 16 electric cars.
About the Napoleonic plans in a segment of electromobiles the company Ford for the first time declared in the end of 2015, but since then any essentially new model in it has not presented – still feeds with promises, and these promises become all more courageous and inspiring. So, in 2015 it was reported that by 2020 the firm will introduce 13 new “electric trains” and bring their share in the range up to 40%. Today’s statement by the press service says that we should wait for 16 new electric cars by 2022, but the key one is an affordable crossover – it will make its debut in 2020.
About this novelty Darren Palmer, supervising in Ford of development of all “electric trains”, has stated literally the following: “We will offer a new electric car at a price that will appeal to Ford customers. There is nothing like this with such characteristics on the market, and there will not be anything like this for this price. ”
It is also reported that the electric crossover will be able to travel on a single charge of 480 km, will have excellent dynamics and the function of updating the software “by air” (electric vehicles Tesla has been using it for several years). In the salon “big screens” are promised. This, in fact, is all that is known …
Meanwhile, in the Ford line (and then only American) there is only one electromobil – Focus Electric. It was modernized several times, and at the moment the 145-hp hatchback is supplied with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 33.5 kWh, which provides 185 km of run on one charge, which, frankly speaking, is sparse. Last year, the US market absorbed only 1817 electric Focuses against 23,297 copies of Chevrolet Bolt, which has a battery capacity of 60 kWh, and a power reserve of 383 km. Base Focus Electric is now 29,120 dollars, Bolt – 37,495 dollars. It turns out that the new Ford crossover will be cheaper and more affordable than Bolt.
Until 2022, Ford plans to spend eleven billion dollars on electrifying the model line. But the production of traditional cars with ICE, the American company will slowly turn off.