Ford claims its new Tesla-rivalling electric SUV will deliver a range of over 300 miles.
As part of Ford’s upcoming SUV onslaught, the Blue Oval automaker will launch a new performance electric SUV inspired by the Mustang. Details are still scarce, but we now know when to expect the mystery SUV to break cover. Digging through Ford’s Full Year Earnings Review and 2019 Outlook document reveals that a "new all-electric utility” vehicle will be revealed later this year before going on sale in 2020.
No other details were shared, but Ford has previously claimed the electric crossover will have a range of at least 300 miles. If true, this would beat the Tesla Model X 100D, which can last 295 miles on a full charge. Ford has also hinted the model will have a charging process that is an "effortless experience at home and on the road.”
A shadowy teaser image confirms the electric SUV will take its styling cues from the Mustang, with the same three-bar taillight design, sloping roof, and wide fenders.
We still don’t know the name of Ford’s new electric SUV, but it won’t be called the Mach 1, thankfully. Ford originally planned to revive the Mach 1 name for its electric crossover, but an overwhelmingly negative response from enthusiasts has forced the automaker to rename it. Prototypes should be hitting the road soon, so it probably won’t be long until some spy photos emerge to give us a better idea of the design.
Ford’s upcoming electric F-150 was also featured in the document. While the electric pickup was expected to arrive fairly soon since the next-generation F-150 is due in 2020, this may not be the case. The document notes that "early work” has begun on the model, which suggests we may have to wait a few years to see the first ever electric F-150.