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Ford Explorer EV Will Travel Across The United States

The all-new Ford Explorer EV debuted last March as the first of at least two planned all-electric Blue Oval crossovers underpinned by Volkswagen’s MEB platform, though it will only be sold in Europe when it launches in that region in the coming months. However, over the past few months, travel influencer Lexie Alford – or Lexie Limitless, as she’s otherwise known – has been traveling the world in a Ford Explorer EV prototype as she attempts to become the first person to circumvent the globe in an all-electric vehicle. That journey has thus far taken Alford through places like Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia, though now – interestingly enough – the duo will also travel across the U.S., too.

Lexie Alford Ford Explorer EV South America - Exterior 003 - Rear

Alford and her Ford Explorer EV are just wrapping up their journey across South America via Argentina, which means that 74 percent of her total trip has been completed. However, the duo will now travel to America, which is an interesting development indeed, as the Explorer EV won’t be sold in the U.S. – though a different version of that long-running nameplate is slated to enter production for that market in 2025.

This could ultimately be quite confusing for Americans who do come across the new EV crossover while it’s making its way across the U.S., however, which should prove interesting. After all, the Explorer EV just made its first public appearance in Cologne, Germany earlier this month.

Ford Explorer EV Lexie Alford Africa - Exterior 001 - Front Three Quarters

There, a red Ford Explorer EV participated in the famous Rose Monday Parade in front of an estimated one million spectators, which is truly notable due to the fact that the Explorer EV will be built at Ford’s Cologne Electrification Center in that same city, which is also where it was developed.

We’ll have much more on the Ford Explorer EV soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Explorer news and around-the-clock Ford news┬ácoverage.

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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  1. Devin Serpa

    Why travel the US but not sell it here? Kind of disingenuous.

  2. Dustin

    Nobody has heard of that wannabe Influencer. It’s been one of the worst campaigns for Ford.


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