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Ford Explorer EV Powertrain Details Revealed

The European Ford Explorer EV was revealed back in March 2023, with production slated to begin at the Cologne Electric Vehicle Center in Germany early this year, but a few months later, the automaker pushed its launch back by roughly six months. This decision stemmed from concerns over thermal propagation and a desire to wait on the arrival of next-generation battery tech, which reportedly wound up resulting in a better overall vehicle, anyway. Now, it seems as that’s precisely the case, as the powertrain details regarding the new European Ford Explorer EV are more impressive than previously expected.

The Ford Explorer EV destined for that region is available with one of two powertrain configurations – either a single motor rear-wheel drive or dual motor all-wheel drive setup, both of which utilize a lithium-ion nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) battery, though a single motor RWD option with a standard-range NMC battery will be available at some point in the future. Battery capacity comes in at 77 kWh for the single-motor variant, or 79 kWh for the dual-motor crossover.

In terms of power, the single motor churns out 210 kW (282 horsepower ) and 545 nM (402 pound-feet) of torque, while the dual-motor configuration is rated to produce 250 kW (335 horsepower) and 679 nM (501 pound-feet) of torque. According to Ford, the single-motor Explorer EV can go from 0-100 kilometers-per-hour (62 miles-per-hour) in 6.4 seconds, while the dual-motor takes 5.3 seconds to reach that mark, and both models top out at 180 kilometers-per-hour (112 mph).

Charging the Ford Explorer EV single-motor from 10-80 percent takes around 28 minutes, or 26 minutes for the dual-motor, using a max 135 kW DC fast charger for the former model or up to 185 kW for the latter. Both models also offer 11 kW of AC charging capability, too. The single motor variant is rated to return up to 602 kilometers (374 miles) of range based on the European WLTP cycle, while the dual motor is rated at 566 kilometers (352 miles).

We’ll have more on the European Ford Explorer EV soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Explorer news, Explorer EV news, and continuous 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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