Ford officially announced it would delay the Ford Explorer Electric Vehicle’s production and extend it until 2024. Although there was no explanation, the delay announcement was easy to understand. Ford must increase production of the Mustang Mach-E electric cross-country crossover to meet customer demand. To achieve the goal of tripling production, Ford must purchase another plant that produces Mustang Mach-Es. The plant that produces the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator EV SUVs is especially important.
Ford Explorer EV delayed until 2024
In anticipation of the F-150 Lightning, Ford/Lincoln’s following two electrified vehicles will be delayed. Automotive News received a memo from Ford’s suppliers confirming the delay. These two electric Ford brand vehicles were originally scheduled for release in the middle of 2023. Production has been delayed to December 2024 by the new memo. This is an 18-month gap. Ford also announced that the company would not construct both electric vehicles at Cuatitlan, Mexico’s manufacturing plant. It is not clear where the new production location for Explorer and Aviator will be.
Why is Ford Electric Vehicle delayed?
You won’t get the Explorer electric vehicle model until 2024 because of the brand-new Ford Mustang Mach-E. Ford cannot meet the high demand for the new electric crossover. Ford wants to increase manufacturing by taking over the Cuatitlan plant in Mexico. This plant will be used exclusively to produce Mustang Mach-Es in the future.
The goal is to produce around 200,000 Mustang Mach-E units per year by 2023. In the next year, production will increase for this stunning electric crossover. Ford expects to sell approximately 60,000 Mach-E crossovers globally this year. Ford plans to double its production and will prioritize it over Explorer EV.
2024 Ford Explorer EV Rumors
Is it possible that Ford is worried about future models such as the Explorer and Lincoln Aviator electric cars by deciding to triple the Mustang Mach-Es instead of the electric SUVs? The automaker has no reason to be concerned about the future models that it will launch. The Ford F-150 Lightning Lightning and Mustang Mach-E have had a great success rate in terms of preorders and sales. The electric vehicle market has seen America’s most successful brand of cars be extremely profitable.
The negative reputation of the Ford Explorer EV may make it less popular. This Ford Explorer model has been known for years to be less reliable than it should have been. Although the newer models are much more reliable, they still have the same weight as the original. Nameplates are important as they play a major role in the F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and other vehicles. Explorer’s titles have more value than Explorer’s. It is hard to miss America’s most famous pickup truck.
According to reports, the Ford Explorer EV and Lincoln Aviator EV production will be delayed until 2024. Due to the increasing popularity of Ford’s Mustang Mach-E electric cross-country crossover, its production must be tripled. This crossover SUV will be available only when production is ready. We believe the EV versions will be as popular as the previous models.
The Maverick HEV compact unibody pickup truck is the simplest and most cost-effective way to play sustainably with Ford models. The Escape crossover SUV can also be purchased as a regular hybrid or plug-in. The current sixth-gen Ford Explorer is the most electrified.
The fully electric options include the Mustang Mach-E crossover and F-150 Lightning full-size pickup trucks, as well as the E-Transit van. The latter two are primarily workhorses, so it is possible to argue that Ford does not have EVs in its more passenger-oriented department. The Blue Oval knows that its Mach-E cannot handle larger families and their transportation requirements.
According to rumors, a fully-electric Ford Explorer will soon be available alongside the 2023MY facelift. This would likely happen sometime in the 2024 or 2025 model years. What happens to those who can’t wait? You don’t have to worry, AutoYa on YouTube has created CGI images of the fully electric Ford SUV.
After taking this mid-life refresh of the Ford Explorer Lightning SUV concept with a grain, there are reasons to believe they may have hit the right chords. The resident pixel master has made his CGI assumptions based on real-world models. The CGI expert seamlessly combined the F-150 Lightning’s current design with the 2023 Ford Explorer version. There are always options. You can also use the unofficial color palette reel. Also, you can compare the current version to the upcoming (CGI-EV) variant. Is it eligible for the CGI Hall Pass?