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.


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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