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Ford Bronco Electric Coming Before End Of Decade: Report

With The Blue Oval looking to electrify its entire passenger vehicle lineup in Europe by 2030 or sooner and North America at an undetermined point in the future, it’s seemingly inevitable that we’ll soon see all-electric versions of a number of existing models. That includes a potential Ford Bronco electric model, something that FoMoCo CEO Jim Farley hinted at well over a year ago. Now, AutoForecast Solutions is reporting that a Ford Bronco electric model is indeed coming before the end of the decade, and the automotive forecasting outfit also has some details regarding this future EV, too.

In its most recent future automotive model timeline, AutoForecast Solutions notes that an all-electric Bronco variant is expected to launch in 2029, entering production on November 1st of that year and running through November 26th, 2036. What’s particularly interesting about this Bronco EV is that it’s apparently slated to be built at the under-construction BlueOval City complex, though it’s worth noting that the Michigan Assembly plant – where the ICE Bronco is built – is still working to meet tremendous demand for the rugged SUV.

The future Bronco EV will also reportedly ride on the TE1 platform, rather than the T6 platform that the ICE-powered Bronco and Ford Ranger utilize. Ford is currently developing a number of dedicated EV platforms which will be shared among multiple future models, with TE1 being reserved for all-electric trucks, SUVs, and vans. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, however, given the fact that Jim Farley recently stated that future Ford EVs won’t simply be all-electric versions of existing models, and that those EVs must be “insanely great” to win over consumers.

In the meantime, the ICE Ford Bronco is expected to receive a refresh for the 2024 model year, three years into production of the sixth-gen model. It’s unclear what the future EV version of the off-road-focused SUV might look like, but as Ford Authority reported yesterday, it could be joined in the automaker’s lineup by a coupe version of the Ford Mustang Mach-E in 2026, too – another revelation from this recently-revealed roadmap.

We’ll have more on the future of the Ford Bronco very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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. Deborah Sutphin

    When will orders for 2023 Broncos open up for new customers?

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    1. GetReal

      Who cares. We all came here to sing about how awesome Toyota is

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      1. RWFA

        😂

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  2. John

    Wrong direction, this vehicle was just BEGGING for a V8 option. Sign of the times, I guess.

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    1. Jenn

      Exactly. A V8 with an advanced 4WD system, otherwise a 4Runner is much more capable.

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      1. GetReal

        Lmao, 4Runner and it’s ancient V-6 is not more capable. Like, at all. But, you probably bought the 2wd and it’s SO capable of going to Walmart.

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        1. Mike

          That V6 being ancient makes it dead reliable. Bronco was dropping valves causing complete engine failure. All ratings have 4Runners at tops for reliability.

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          1. RWFA

            Bronco had valve spring retainer failures on a smallish number of units. These were covered under warranty.

            Toyota and Subaru recalled hundreds of thousands of vehicles for defective valve springs that caused similar catastrophic damage as the Bronco valve issue did.

            So what?

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          2. Mike

            That’s what happens when you wait 10 years to put a 6 speed in or keep the same engine so long that the cheapest competition runs away from it. They are decent trucks if you think skateboards have a comfortable ride. Won’t even get in to how ugly they’ve made them. For some reason Toyota lives by the Ugly is cool way of thinking. If it was true, they’d be the coolest cars out there. Of course if my aunt was a man he’d be my uncle so if is a huge 2 letter word.

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      2. RWFA

        EV AWD will be way more useful than a V8.

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  3. Jenn

    Completely wrong direction, and the Ford CEO already showed frustration that Americans aren’t accepting EVs at any significant level. The numbers show that as well. Ford contracted another -32%. Toyota rejected EVs and their financial performance is strong as a result. Good thing the current House won’t bail Ford out with our tax dollars.

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    1. Matt

      Your need a reality check, ford can’t keep up with demand for EVs

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      1. Steve

        The numbers of EV orders are low. Look at the Super Duty trucks, over 10K orders PER DAY. EVs aren’t even close.

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        1. RWFA

          LoL big idea gas fume sniffing Steve comparing apples and oranges.

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      2. JDE

        Or more to the point, Ford is not producing many per day or month. The laws of supply and demand suggests they cannot keep up with demand, and to an extent this is true, they are not delegating resources enough to meet the Current F150 Demand which is about 50,000 truck a month. I think they are hovering around 3000 lightnings a month currently. you have to wonder if the demand would be there if they went cold turkey and made only Electric Lightnings in all current F150 configurations?

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    2. GetReal

      But will Japan bail Toyota out again?

      Love the false information you’re spreading. Are you just jealous that Toyotas EV is a complete dud with pathetic range and major quality issues?

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    3. RWFA

      LoL look at sockpuppet Jenn pumping Toyota numbers. But those belie the reality of the situation.

      Fact: Toyota one of the early leaders slept on EV’s.

      Fact: Toyota woke up and had a big EV dog and pony show.

      Toyota literally assembled a EV platform task force to scramble to get EVs ready to market.

      In the meantime, Toyota has had decent ICE sales because its supply constraints aren’t as severe as Fords.

      And as for Farley’s frustration? Please provide a link to support your claim. (Far as I know his only big frustration is that chargers aren’t reliably in a non broken condition.)

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  4. RayH

    Jenn, Not sure what planet you live on, but it seems you are a reality denier. Ford dealers in our area can’t keep electrics and hybrids of any model in stock, and have backed up orders.
    As For Broncos, I’d really like to see a plug in hybrid with about 100 mi battery range, or more. It’s going to be many years before they get charging stations miles out in the deserts and mountains where I take my BadSquatch, I even have to take extra gas to be sure to make it through.

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    1. Jenn

      Look at total numbers, especially compared to their truck orders…through the roof compared to EVs. Consumer Reports recently dropped the MachE due to poor reliability.

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      1. Mike

        Ford has to market the Mach e in at least 43 countries, to keep their sales up to the limited production they have for it. I would not call that a North American success. There is no way that Ford could sell all their Mach es in North America solely. The city I live in that has 2 Ford dealers, and between the two of them they have 9 Mach es sitting on their lots, unsold, for weeks.

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        1. RWFA

          You don’t understand Ford’s motivation or strategy.

          Ford is selling the Mach E into overseas markets as both a “predictor” model showing the way forward and as a placeholder offering until more EV capacity comes on line. This is to prevent loss of customers who are tempted by Tesla, etc.

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  5. Nick

    Funny that an ev bronco will be available in eight years. How stupid a comment. If then. Read the news so many ice makers are slow to produce evs. 8 years from now is too late. Tesla will own you by then

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    1. RWFA

      Besides having to suffer through the cringe of your near incoherent comment, it made it hard for me to understand when a Tesla will launch its Bronco competitor.

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  6. BD

    Did I Rip Van Winkle for 5 or 6 years? The, “end the decade”, sounds so close!
    And EV’s; I work for a world top 10 dealer that paid the 1.2 million for the privilege of selling them. We were getting $40k over for Lightnings, when we had them. Now we have 20+ In inventory any given day. That’s real world EV.

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    1. John

      I hope nobody that sees temps dip under 50 degrees is buying a Lightning, lol.

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      1. RWFA

        You apparently missed the good feedback our Canadian friend Stu has given of his year, including cold weather experiences, with his Mach E.

        Per Stu it’s NBD. And he loves his car too.

        So LoL to you too.

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