Ford Teases New EV And It Could Be Named Explorer

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And it will have slick aerodynamic wheel covers.

The leader of Ford Model e Europe, Martin Sander, has posted a further but tiny teaser video of the brand's upcoming new all-electric vehicle and with a hint that it could use the Explorer name. The reveal is due in March, and the teaser video reveals nothing more than a good look at the whole aerodynamic wheel cover of the vehicle.

However, the hashtag #ExploringReinvented increases speculation that it will be named Explorer. It's not just random speculation, though, as Ford is keen to adopt what it calls its Ford Icons for the modern world, and we've already seen an all-electric Mustang in the form of the Mach-E.

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As Ford will want to separate the gas-powered Explorer from an all-electric model, we suspect the company will bring back the Explorer Sport moniker that left the market in 2019 to be replaced by the Ford Explorer ST.

Ford has talked before about creating sub-brands of Ford Icon cars, and that lends even more weight to the speculation of the new EV being called Explorer. The brand is also keen to push more American-style vehicles into Europe and has led with the Mustang and Mustang Mach-E, so a three-row crossover makes sense as the next salvo.

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To us, it's a smart move to set Ford Icon names like Mustang, Explorer, and Bronco free in Europe, and going electric presents the perfect opportunity as varying emissions regulations are taken out of the equation. The differences, and likely the reason an electric Explorer model will be in Europe before the US, is that there are still differences in safety regulations - which include lighting and things like pedestrian safety. The latter often means physical changes to the front of the car.

The video confirms the March 2023 debut of the new electric vehicle and specifies that we'll see it on the 21st.

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