As Ford Authority reported back in May, Ford plans to eventually convert its entire North American lineup to electric power, though it won’t be setting an official date for that to happen, at least for now. At the moment, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is its sole EV offering, but will soon be joined by the 2022 Ford E-Transit and Ford F-150 Lightning, as well as many more models, though future Ford EV plans will focus on Ford’s “Icons” and commercial vehicles, sources familiar with the automaker’s product plans tell Ford Authority.
Currently, Ford’s Icons – long-running nameplates with a history of sales success – include the Ford Bronco, Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, Ford Explorer, Ford Transit, and Ford Ranger. The Mach-E already represents an all-electric version of the Mustang, while the Lightning will electrify the F-150. Ford CEO Jim Farley recently hinted that an all-electric Bronco might be in the works, and also confirmed that a Ford Explorer EV was in development, with an expected launch date of 2023.
There are, however, some conspicuous exclusions from the Icons list, including the brand new 2022 Ford Maverick (which is likely to be available in EV form at some point), as well as long-running nameplates like the Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Ford Expedition, and Ford Super Duty. However, as Ford Authority reported last summer, the next-generation Edge has reportedly been canceled as the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant – which builds the Edge and Lincoln Nautilus – will be retooled in 2024 to build five new electric vehicles beginning in 2025.
Of course, it’s highly likely that the vehicles Ford considers to be “Icons” will change over time, and perhaps more (or all) of its existing models will join that list. But in the meantime, it seems like the brand’s most popular and commercial offerings will be the first to go electric as part of current Ford EV plans.