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Two New Dedicated Ford EV Platforms Will Reportedly Be Announced This Week

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We’ve known for some time that Ford is working on a number of new battery-electric vehicles, aside from the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150 Lightning, and Ford E-Transit. The automaker has one and possibly two new European EVs built on Volkswagen’s MEB platform on the way, as well as Ford and Lincoln branded crossovers for North America. Now, a new report from Reuters indicates that two new, dedicated Ford EV platforms are coming to underpin additional future electrified products as well.

The two new Ford EV platforms – one for cars and crossovers and the other for trucks and SUVs – will reportedly share a number of components, including battery packs and electric motors, which reduces cost and simplifies development and production.

According to the report, the smaller platform will be called GE2 (a newer version of the Mach-E’s GE platform) and will debut in mid-2023, eventually underpinning the Ford Mustang and the current-gen Mach-E’s replacement. The larger TE1 platform – expected to debut in the F-150 Lightning – could also underpin larger vehicles including the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.

Building its own dedicated EV platforms is a critical step in Ford’s plans to transition to an all-electric lineup in North America, a process that’s already underway in Europe. In addition to these new platforms, Ford is also working on bringing battery production in-house. Recently, it announced the creation of Ford Ion Park – the automaker’s first battery research and development center, as well as a joint battery production venture with SK Innovation called BlueOvalSK.

Ford will reportedly reveal more details surrounding this joint venture, along with news of its forthcoming EV platforms, to investors at its Capital Markets Day online event set to kick off on Wednesday, May 26th.

We’ll have more on these new EV platforms soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Ford Owner

    This announcement will be special news since it may be a preview of the next Ford EVS that many are waiting for. If one is an electric SUV such as the Expedition, then Ford can beat GM before the electric Cadillac Escalade is announced.

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  2. Lee

    Just what everyone doesn’t like, want or need. Two more battery operated, unsafe, polluting pieces of junk.

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    1. Stephen Ketterer

      Right. It’s amazing to me how EVs, which have never caught on in the last 100 years, are suddenly top of mind in the media.

      Sounds like a smoke-n-mirror job to me.

      Reply

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