21 March 2023

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Ford introduces all-electric European Explorer

21 March 2023 - Ford today revealed the new electric Explorer: a new all-electric vehicle that combines German engineering with American style. Explorer is the first in a wave of innovative new electric vehicles from Ford and forges the way for a complete reinvention of the Ford brand in Europe.

Adventure-ready design and combined storage of 450 litres in five-seat mode help Ford's newest electric vehicle support exploring the city and beyond. The 17-litre console between driver and front-seat passenger can hold a 15-inch laptop, combining with a private locker behind the touchscreen and hands-free accessible bootspace to redefine adventure.

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Futuristic exterior styling is matched by a modern interior with features such as sculpted sporty seats and a soundbar more typical of concept cars than family vehicles. All this comes together with the ability to fast charge from 10 to 80 per cent in just 25 minutes and access to 21k charge points in the UK on Ford's Blue Oval Charging Network. By 2024, Explorer customers will have access to more than 500,000 charging points in 25 countries across Europe.

At the forefront of Ford's electric vehicle charge, the new electric Explorer is the company's first electric vehicle to be built at scale in the new Ford Cologne EV Campus in Germany. Ford in Europe is committed to offering an all-electric portfolio of passenger vehicles by 2030.

An aerodynamic exterior captures the spirit and assertive style of Ford's iconic American SUV for a new electric era, also defined by a bold "shield" design in lieu of a traditional grille.

Explorer's SYNC Move infotainment system not only keeps occupants connected but also features a movable 14.6â€'inch touchscreen that can smoothly slide up and down to suit the driver and conceals a private locker storage space for valuables. A compartment for two large smartphones comes with wireless device charger as standard, and SYNC Move provides wireless compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Explorer offers a raft of features to ensure drivers and passengers are as refreshed and ready to go when they have reached their destination as when they set out. Standard specification includes heated front seats and steering wheel, a massaging driver's seat and climate control that allows driver and front passenger to choose their own temperature. Even returning to the crossover is made simple with standard keyless entry and hands-free power tailgate that means owners can access the boot when their arms are filled with sports kit using a simple kicking motion beneath the rear bumper.

Driver assistance systems include, for the first time on a Ford in Europe, Assisted Lane Change for smoothly and safely changing lanes at the push of an indicator stalk, and Clear Exit Assist3 that provides warnings of approaching cyclists before opening doors in busy city centres.

Available in two highly specified versions (Select and Premium) the new all-electric Explorer can be ordered from later this year.