The New All-Electric Ford Explorer!
Everything you need to know about the All-New Electric Explorer
Ford just announced the New All-Elecrtic Ford Explorer. It’s a brand new EV based on the popular Ford Explorer that’s a hit in the United States.
Whilst it shares DNA with its American cousin, it’s a completely new electric beast in its own right.
Below we detail everything we know about the New All-Electric Ford Explorer, including performance, features, trim levels and more.
Summary of the New All-Electric Explorer
- Brand new electric SUV unique to Europe
- Based on the popular US Ford Explorer
- Bringing sleek new touches to its bold DNA
- Built on the VW MEB platform
- Filled with Ford driving dynamics and touches
- Choice of three electric motors
- Up to a 335-mile driving range
New All-Electric Ford Explorer trim levels
The first two trim levels available are the Explorer and Explorer Premium.
It’s generously equipped for a base model. Standard features include:
- Heated seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Dual-zone climate control
- Keyless entry
- Dash-mounted soundbar
- 15” Ford SYNCMove touchscreen
The top range model at release is the Explorer Premium. On top of the kit mentioned above, it comes with:
- Massage seats
- Sensico artificial leather upholstery
- Ambient lighting
- And more!
New All-Electric Ford Explorer Options
You also have plenty of additional extras you can add to your model for a personal touch. This includes:
- Automatic tailgate
- Full-length panoramic sunroof
New All-Electric Ford Explorer Driving specs
Choose from three electric motor setups for every type of driver.
The base model comes with a 168bhp rear-wheel drive motor backed up by a 55kWh battery. This equates to up to 218 miles of driving range and a maximum charging speed of 130kW.
Next is a 282bhp single motor with an 82kWh battery. This mid-range model increases driving range to 335 miles, perfect if you’re after something with greater mileage. It also offers a higher charge speed of 170kW.
Then there’s the range-topping 335bhp dual-motor with an 82kWh battery. Trading off milage for pure power, you get up to 305 miles of range and a max charge speed of 170kW.
Whilst no performance details have been officially announced, the Volkswagen ID.4 reaches 62mph from 0mph in 9 seconds. Expect a similar, if not faster speed, considering the All-Electric Explorer is lighter than the ID.4
Every All-Electric Ford Explorer offers a 10-80% charge in around 25 minutes with rapid charging. This means you can get back on the road in no time.
Cutting-edge driving tech
Forget lane-change warnings. The All-Electric Explorer uses Assisted Lane Change which changes lanes for you when indicating on the motorway. This system only works when active and if it deems it to be safe.
Standout Electric Explorer features
Everything about the All-Electric Explorer is game-changing. Including its cabin, infotainment display, sound system and more.
Infotainment & displays
At the heart of the cabin lies a unique 15” portrait touchscreen powered by Ford SYNCMove. You can pair compatible devices via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but this display comes with a twist.
It’s a 20-stage adjustable screen up to a maximum angle of 30º. This means you can angle it fully upright, flat or anywhere in between.
You get a matching 5” digital instrument cluster with crystal-clear visuals. This displays speed, your driving range, directions and more.
Not only can you angle the display how you want, but you can also store items behind it in what Ford calls ‘My Private Locker’. This is perfect for stashing smaller daily items like your wallet and house keys.
There are also plenty of other storage options around the cockpit, including a classic centre console area and a 17-litre cargo area between the front seats.
Every New All-Electric Explorer comes with a soundbar mounted to the dash as standard. This outputs studio-quality audio and adds a striking visual element to the cabin. The soundbar is underlined by mood-setting ambient lighting that reacts to driving modes with 10 different colours.
Design & looks
The New All-Electric Ford Explorer may take its name from its American cousin, but it’s a completely new model. It draws design influence from its US counterpart for a stocky, aggressive stance with squared looks but still has plenty of chic touches to appeal to the European market.
It also shares DNA with the Volkswagen ID.4 but it’s 12cm shorter. The front end draws the eye with well-defined LED headlights joined by a coast-to-coast panel with a classic Blue Oval logo underneath. This same boxy yet sleek design is mimicked in the rear with angular lights connected via a coast-to-coast panel
There are plenty of hints to the New All-Electric Explorer’s rugged lineage. Silver scuff plates, body cladding and a transparent graphic on the C-pillar pay homage to the American version. But there are also luxurious touches of modern charm like a floating roof propped up by black A, B and C-pillars.
Open the tailgate for 450 litres of boot space, 48 litres larger than the Mach-E. Move the boot floor for additional space or fold the rear seats for up to 1,400 litres.
History of the Ford Explorer
To understand the New All-Electric Ford Explorer, it’s important to look back at the lineage of the Explorer nameplate.
The first ever Ford Explorer was announced in 1990 and released a year later in 1991 in the US. It stepped in to replace the two-door Ford Bronco II, with its name coming from a Ford F-Series trim line just like the Ford Ranger.
It was touted as a family adventure SUV and shared chassis underpinnings with the Ford Ranger.
The second-generation Explorer was released four years later in 1995. Its design evolved with unique bodywork to separate it from the Ranger with rear-wheel drive as standard.
Ford purpose-built the third-generation 2002 Explorer as an SUV. This model was only available as a five-door car and was aimed at succeeding in both American and European markets.
The fourth-generation Explorer came out in 2006 with a focus on safety. New features included a stronger chassis, updated rear suspension, tyre pressure monitoring and ESC as standard.
Moving away from a traditional SUV setup, the fifth-gen Explorer was released in 2011 as a crossover. This model blacked out the A, B and D-pillars to create that floating roof look - just like the New All-Electric Explorer.
The latest Ford Explorer was released in 2020 with a range of powerful engines and hybrid options, bringing this beloved SUV into the modern age.
Get in touch
Contact your local Pentagon Ford dealership to learn more about the New All-Electric Ford Explorer.