Ford Motor Company has lagged behind other automakers when it comes to battery-electric vehicles, but that’s about to change. The company will rollout its long-anticipated electric crossover next year and is already bragging that it will be exhilarating.
Through a social media post Ford let the public in under the tent of product development. The video clip shows a 3D simulator the company is using to test electric vehicles, along with an engineer taking an electric prototype out on Grattan Raceway for some aggressive driving. The video ultimately says Ford’s electric vehicles will be a ‘pulsating ride.’
It’s unclear if the SUV shown in the video is the upcoming Ford Mustang inspired electric crossover or just a prototype of the SUV’s electric powertrain. Given it looks like this particular prototype is using some hacked together parts from the Escape, we’ll air on the side of saying its not an actual future product.
Nonetheless, Ford has already confirmed its battery-electric SUV will arrive in the U.S. in the fall of 2020 as a 2021 model year. Given the timing of this little social media campaign, we expect to start seeing some official photos of the new SUV fairly soon.
The production SUV is expected to have two electric motors and a battery pack large enough for about 300 miles of range. Details beyond these basics have been tight-lipped thus far.