Ford took to social media to tease their upcoming range of electric vehicles. The video puts an emphasis on the testing phase of an SUV, which appears to be the same prototype Ford teased in September as the Mustang-inspired electric crossover, and which we believe (…hope) to be a mule cobbled up from old Escape parts.
In the caption attached to the clip that’s titled “don’t miss an EV update”, the automaker highlighted: “Ford electric vehicles are coming – and we promise you’re in for an exhilarating ride”.
We asked about the prototype(s) depicted in the video, with a Ford representative telling CarScoops that “[It] isn’t a specific product. The video was about showing how Ford is approaching the production of electric vehicles; they will be exhilarating. And we are electrifying our most popular nameplates.”
The Blue Oval had said earlier this year that it will reveal the electric SUV in 2019. While nothing is official yet, we could get a first glimpse of the electric Mustang-inspired crossover either in production trim or as a thinly veiled concept as early as the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.. Either way, Ford has confirmed that it will go on sale in North America in the fall of 2020.
Known internally as the CX430, the zero-emission Tesla Model X, Jaguar I-Pace, Audi E-Tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC rival is believed to use two electric motors, powered by a battery pack that will give it a range of at least 300 miles (483 km) on a single charge. Designed to cope with temperatures as low as -40 F (-40 C), the battery will probably support DC fast charging, as Ford described the charging experience as being “effortless”.