Ford said that it would produce an electric version of the Explorer, its best-selling SUV, on May 26, 2021.
The first major electric SUV to hit the market would be a Ford Explorer powered by electricity.
Despite the availability of three-row electric SUVs, the third row is often more of a checkbox than a location where adults would actually want to sit.
The Ford EV portfolio now includes the Mustang Mach-E, E-Transit, and F-150 Lightning.
An electric Ford Explorer would undoubtedly be popular as the market for electric vehicles expands.
Will an electric Ford Explorer be as powerful as the current one?
There is every reason to expect that the electric Ford Explorer would be on par with the gas-powered one, even if Ford hasn't disclosed its exact plans (or a delivery date).
The standard Ford Explorer has a 2.3-liter V6 engine, whereas the hybrid Explorer has a 3.3-liter V6.
Given that Ford's upcoming F-150 Lightning will be comparable to the normal F-150, it's likely that buyers of large SUVs won't have to give up power for low-emissions vehicles.
Ford has electric plans for the future
Ford's Capital Markets Day featured the launch of the electrified Explorer.
The announcement is a part of Ford's strategy to produce 40% electrified vehicles by 2030.
Ford aspires to lead the electric car industry. Less than 10% of Ford's current lineup is electrified.