The recent reveal of the all-new, all-electric Ford Explorer destined for Europe has thus far confused many, not because of anything related to the Volkswagen MEB-based crossover itself, but rather, the fact that it’s called the Ford Explorer – even though it shares absolutely nothing else in common with the long-running ICE-powered model bearing the same name. Many also wondered if the new electric Ford Explorer would be sold alongside the gas-powered variant in Europe when it launches, but this apparently will not be the case.
Instead, the three-row, ICE Ford Explorer will stop being exported to Europe in mid-2023, according to a representative from Ford. This also means that the forthcoming refreshed version of the crossover slated for North America in the 2024 model year won’t be heading to that region, either.
Ford launched a plug-in hybrid version of the Ford Explorer in Europe back in 2020, adding yet another electrified version of that particular model to its lineup, though the PHEV isn’t sold in the U.S. However, even though The Blue Oval has committed to going all-electric in its European passenger vehicle lineup by no later than 2030 – making the disappearance of the ICE Explorer seem reasonable – the automaker is adding both the Ford F-150 and Ford Bronco to that same lineup in the coming months.
In the meantime, the new electric Ford Explorer is one of seven new EVs slated to launch in that market by 2024, along with another MEB-based mid-size crossover that has yet to be revealed. Order banks for the Explorer EV are scheduled to open up later this year, with pricing starting out at around €45,000 ($48,513 USD), though interested customers can reserve one now.
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Good. I don’t want it in the States and can’t stand it. When I saw cargo capacity, which is a joke, I was leery about the design of the entire thing.
Would you stop making Coal burning Electric cars. You will go broke. They are not practical and destroy the environment.
Thank God! If I wanted what looks like a Lexus then I would buy one! Put the damn body back on the frame and make it a true 4×4 again!
U G L Y!!! Don’t want one Never Will!!! Good Lord Have MERCY F O R D….. W T H???
I just read in the Wall Street Journal how even a minor accident involving a battery powered car can result in the whole car being scrapped as there is currently no way to repair the batteries. Accordingly, insurance rates for electric vehicles are going up and much more than non-electric vehicles. I think that it cited a figure of 26% higher. Not to mention that to offset the heavy environmental cost of making the batteries the car needs to run alot more than a year or two before its sent out to pasture by an accident. Electric vehicles are not the way. Its just plain wrong!
Stop with the complaining. It’s currently for Europe. Comparing it to other EV SUVs. I find it a big improvement over other EV utility brands from both the interior and exterior design. No matter what you post. By 2030. 50% of vehicles sold in the US will likely be an EV. The options are simple. Purchase an EV. Purchase a hybrid. Purchase a remaining new or used Ice vehicle or keep the vehicle you currently own. FYI. The current Avg cost for a new “Average” vehicle is $60,000. Purchasing a new full size pickup truck and you’ll pay an average price of $60,289 (Up 9%) or a new mid-size truck for $40,130 (Up 4%). For the 5 or so that complain in the comment section about the Explorer EV. Hundreds of other people will be placing orders for one. Higher prices, means higher profits. Like it or not. Initially The EV Explorer will be a hit in Europe like the Mustang Mach E and F150 lightning has been in the US with both making their way to Europe.