Ford reportedly delays Explorer EV in favor of Mustang Mach-E

Ford reportedly delays Explorer EV in favor of Mustang Mach-E


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Ford is delaying the launch of its forthcoming all-electric Explorer SUV from mid-2023 to at least December 2024, according to Automotive News. The rollout of an all-electric Lincoln Aviator built on the same shared Ford EV platform is also being delayed along that same timeframe.

Ford also no longer plans to build the two EVs at its factory in Cuautitlan, Mexico, where it makes the Mustang Mach-E, according to the report. The company confirmed the vehicles in May.

Emma Bergg, Ford’s director of EV communications, declined to confirm the delay but said that Ford now plans to use the entire plant in Cuautitlan for Mach-E production.

“We have unprecedented demand for Mustang Mach-E and we are going to scale production quickly to meet…

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