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A Second Ford EV For Europe Is About To Be Revealed

It’s been several years since Ford embarked and its mission to electrify at least some of its global lineup, with some speed bumps along the way. While many of the company’s fully electric programs are home-grown affairs, European buyers are now able to buy a Ford EV that utilizes Volkswagen technology, the culmination of an agreement inked between the two automakers five years ago. The fully electric Ford Explorer represented the first of the duo. And we’ll soon learn about its closely related sibling, as the company announced that it will reveal the EV shortly.

As part of the announcement about Ford Explorer mass production kicking off this week, the automaker also stated that the second EV will be revealed soon, although it did not outline a timeframe for that particular announcement. It also said the production of the vehicle will begin later this year, so a reveal event will most likely come sooner rather than later. To date, specific details about the upcoming Ford EV have been scant, although reports suggest that the automaker may revive the Capri name for it. Ford calls the EV a “sports crossover,” although it is unclear if that designation refers to its performance or its packaging. Based on what photographers spotted in late 2023, the company is likely calling it a sports crossover based on its more coupe-like profile when compared to the new Ford Explorer, which features a more boxy design. The upcoming EV is likely Ford’s take on the VW ID.5, which the German automaker calls “a modern synergy of SUV and coupe.” By contrast, the Ford Explorer is heavily based on the VW ID.4.

Ford Puma EV

Interestingly enough, the second Ford EV from Cologne may not be the final European electric vehicle from Ford revealed this year. As Ford Authority previously reported, the fully electric variant of the Ford Puma is currently undergoing testing and will likely debut by 2025. The subcompact crossover’s gasoline and hybrid lineup received a refresh earlier this year. It represents a bright spot for the company in Europe, as it routinely sits among the best selling passenger cars on the continent.

As it relates to Europe, the overall Ford EV timetable has shifted significantly. The Blue Oval announced in early 2022 that all of the aforementioned vehicles would debut by 2024. Instead, the rollout has occurred at a much more gradual pace. Additionally, Ford of Europe will likely adopt a multi-faceted approach to electrification in the future, not unlike what the company has planned for North America. While Ford’s assembly plant in Germany will produce fully electric vehicles, its factory in Spain is set to produce a new hybrid vehicle by 2030. The company’s new plan is a shift from its desire to completely switch over to EVs in Europe by 2030.

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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Comments

  1. JE

    Another boring crossover…

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    1. John

      Agreed! Why use camo? It looks like everything else on the road.

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  2. Martin Robillard

    Ford needs to continue its focus on ev vehicles and infrastructures. EVs will dominate the roads in the near future and FORD must be one of these exceptional cooperations. Focus on both EVs, and ICE. These should be on two separate concentrations. Hybrids are good but EVs are better. North America will soon discover this…. Mr. Jim Farley, please continue your focus on the EV market. It will be very beneficial for You and Ford.
    I drive a 2021 Mache 4x and love it!!!

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    1. John

      Ford did focus on EVs, and they lose over $100k on each one. gm has really focused on EVs, and they’ve lost almost $6 billion just the past 2 years. All these numbers include the taxpayer money and subsidies that are being given to both manufacturers and consumers. Also, the the money hedge funds and their banks have saved them.

      I think EVs should be an option, but we need ICE and I think the sweet spot right now and for years, maybe even decades, to come is hybrids.

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  3. Dwayne D

    Nobody wants EV’s. You have to be a sucker to buy one. No benefit! Cost is higher, no where to charge, ridiculous charge times. Electricity is about the same as gas, then they will add Electricity road tax. (Already happening in California cost per mile tax) and they are not better for the environment. Overall worse. Then the cost to replace the battery. Batteries get weaker withevery charge.

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  4. Michael K

    Resurrecting the Capri brand on a 4-door crossover engineered by VW has to be demoralizing to the people working at Ford of Europe.

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  5. JCH

    Some of the replies here show a very US-centric view, in Europe sales of new cars MUST be zero emission in the next ten years. Under the ZEV Mandate, 80% of new cars and 70% of new vans sold in Great Britain must be zero emission by 2030. This percentage will increase to 100% by 2035. In the first year of implementation, 2024, each qualifying brand must ensure that 22% of their new car sales are zero-emissions vehicles. Manufacturers get fined £15K per vehicle that fails to meet the target. The Puma is a good seller in the UK & Europe, a Puma EV at around £30K will sell well. Of course, the market is different to the US, for one thing, distances are much smaller within countries, even the bigger ones like France or Germany.

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