The Ford Explorer will not receive a ‘green’ version in the next 18 months. The same decision has been made for the all-electric Lincoln Aviator.
The all-electric Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator remain on the agenda, but the automaker has decided to delay their release, motor.es reports, citing Automotive News.
The main reason for this solution is the desire to focus on the main representative of the brand’s electrification – the F-150 Lightning. The pickup will initially “usher in a new era” of Ford in the USA, followed by electric SUVs.
Electric versions of the Explorer and Aviator will go into production in December 2024. It is still unclear where Ford will make the new products. According to the previous plan, this could be a facility in Cuautitlan, Mexico.
Lisa Drake, Ford’s chief operating officer for North America, said in a recent interview that the company slated to use the Cuautitlan plant for building the Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover. The goal is to increase the production to 200,000 units per year by 2023 starting from next year.
We can add that the Mustang Mach-E sales in the United States of America within 11 months of 2021 amounted to less than 25,000. In Europe, the electric SUV was purchased by almost 17,000 people from January to October.