Ford Teases Mustang-Inspired 300-Mile Crossover EV For November 17th Unveil

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Ford isn’t a stranger to electric vehicles; after all, the company did make available an electric version of its Focus compact hatchback. However, the company hasn’t been as aggressive with its electrification efforts aside for some hybrids here and there. That will change, however, with an all-new electric crossover that will finally see the light of day next month.

Ford first teased the vehicle last year with a sketch of its rear-end. As evidenced by that single image, we could see the clear Mustang inspiration in the taillights. Today, Ford is giving us a another look at the vehicle in profile – again in sketch form. The Mustang influence is once again very noticeable in the headlights, fender shapes, and with the taillights.

The Dearborn, Michigan-based auto manufacturer went on to add that the crossover will be officially unveiled at an event on November 17th.

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The electric vehicle is said to have a maximum driving range (with its largest battery pack) that could reach as much as 315 mile per charge according to The Detroit Bureau. For comparison, the Tesla Model X tops out at 325 miles of range with its 100-kWh battery pack. The smaller – and unreleased – Model Y can travel up to 300 miles per charge.

The new electric crossover is said to compete directly with the Model Y and may be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in the low 3-second range. There are expected to be both single-motor (rear-wheel drive) and dual-motor (all-wheel drive) configurations and a performance variant.

Ford has big plans to electrify its fleet moving forward. It will have 5 new electrified SUVs (full electric or hybrid) in its lineup by 2020. The first of those vehicles have already arrived at dealerships: the 2020 Escape Hybrid and the 2020 Explorer Hybrid. However, the unnamed electric crossover – currently rumored to be called Mach E – will likely be the flagship of Ford’s SUV family with prices that could creep into the $60,000 range.

Via:  Ford
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