The attack of the electric car manufacturers from China is forcing the European car manufacturers to join forces.
One of the most prominent collaborations we will see in the coming years is between Volkswagen and Ford.
The collaboration began in the commercial sector, when the new Ford Ranger-based Amarok was only recently introduced and the next Volkswagen Transporter will share a common base with the Ford Transit.
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The cooperation between the two giants will also extend to the electric field, when Volkswagen, which was one of the first European manufacturers to present a modular electric platform, will share it with Ford, which, with the exception of the Mustang Mach E, Ford F150 Lightning and an electric version of the current Transit, is quite behind in the electric field, especially in Europe.
Ford intends to introduce seven electric models for the European market in the coming years, and now releases a first trailer image for the first of them.
This is a compact family size crossover vehicle that will be based on the MEB electric platform, on which the Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 and Skoda Aniac are built, among others, and will premiere towards the end of 2023.
The revealed image does not reveal too many details about the future model, but it is possible to notice a muscular cubic silhouette and an LED signature in front that is different from what we know from Ford models today.
Being based on the MEB platform will make it possible to offer the future crossover in configurations of rear engine or rear and front engine with the power of up to 300 hp.
Currently, the platform allows the use of several batteries with a maximum capacity of 82 kWh and a range of about 500 km, but it is very possible that the rapid development in the field will allow the new model to offer an improved battery and range.
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