Ford Mustang Mach-E will share technology with the electric minivan TransitJanuary 16, 2020
As part of her interview, a Ford spokeswoman noted that the upcoming Transit electric minivan will receive the same batteries as the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover.
There is no doubt that the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover is a revolutionary model for Ford. Built on the Global Electrified 1 (GE1) platform, which is actually a highly modified version of the previous C2 architecture, it is currently the most technologically advanced car of the American brand. The power of the ego of the electric motor can be 459 horsepower.
Not so long ago, it became known that a fully electric crossover will “share” its batteries with the future electric Transit van, which in turn will save a lot of money for the American brand.
According to Ford’s head of global powertrain procurement Lisa Drake, this step ensures that the battery production line runs at peak performance, which in turn means that battery production will cost the company an “acceptable” amount. The last factor is key. to create a profitable electric car.
“Usually we develop the process of creating each model individually, and then we see if we can share the components with our other models,” Drake explained to the company’s strategy at the CES Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. “But since the battery is the most expensive part of the car, we examined the optimal cost of the battery cells and see where we can share it with our other models.”
The batteries of the Mustang Mach-E crossover and the upcoming Transit electric minivan are produced by LG at a factory in Poland, where there is a special assembly line for Ford. Lisa Drake noted that this line will work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Finally, it is worth noting that the Mustang Mach-E crossover is already available for order, and the start of sales of the electric Transit is scheduled for next year.
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