Ford Explorer EV now available to order

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The electric Ford Explorer has finally gone on sale more than a year after its unveiling, priced from less than £40,000 (when the cheaper model launches) and with an improved range of up to 374 miles.

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The launch was delayed due to new EU rules, Ford embraced the delay to make improvements including fitting a new battery pack that allows for a significantly improved range, going from the original 311 miles to 374 miles per charge now.

The new higher range is available on the single-motor Extended Range car, priced from £45,875 and fitted with a 77kWh battery. 0-62mph time at 6.4sec.
The twin-motor four-wheel-drive Explorer, uses a slightly larger 79kWh battery but has a reduced range of 329 miles. 0-62mph time at 5.3sec - quicker, it highlights, than a Ford Focus ST.

The range-topper can also tow loads of up to 1200kg.

A lower-powered Standard Range car, with a 168bhp rear motor, a smaller 52kWh battery and a maximum charging speed of 125kW, will be added to the line-up in due course, taking the price down to £39,875.

As for options and trims - only two options are available: a panoramic glass roof and a driver assist pack which brings a hands-free bootlid, a head-up display, 360deg parking camera and lane-change assist.
There are also just two trims on offer for the Explorer: Select and Premium. All cars come with a heated steering wheel, heated seats (with massage function for the driver), wireless smartphone charging and wireless smartphone mirroring.
Premium trim adds a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, ambient lighting and dynamic matrix LED headlights with 'glare-free' high beam function.

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