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I've found a couple of first ride reviews just published for the Explorer EV:

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Auto Express:
We were given an early ride in the rear-drive 77kWh model and found the initial refinement and interior ambience to be very impressive. Despite sharing much of its package with the Volkswagen ID.4, the new Explorer’s interior felt much more substantial with lots of clever little details and cubbies to hold day-to-day items. The large digital interface is clear and easy to use, but it doesn’t have much in the way of physical controls for elements like the volume or temperature.

We still have a lot more to find out when we drive the Ford Explorer in the next couple of months, ahead of the first UK deliveries which will be due in the third quarter of this year. As the beginning of a new era of Ford’s European line up, this is a big moment for a brand that is searching for some soul in the post Fiesta and Focus era. On this early account, it might not have that much to worry about.
Review Link: ... e-oval-suv

Auto Car:
I can tell you that the Explorer rode compliantly and quietly over the worst bits of our lap of Nice, with no especially overt tyre roar or wind noise to speak of - although we only breached the heady heights of 30mph on a few occasions.

It's probably best to wait until we drive it to make any categoric conclusions on these dynamic attributes, but the elements I can talk about with some degree of conviction at this stage happen to be those that Ford is keenest to show off.

The interior design, for example, is a pretty radical departure from the Ford cabins to which we've become accustomed.

At once more daring in its striking, multi-layered surfacing and more thoughtfully arranged, it compares well with the likes of the Skoda Enyaq and Hyundai Ioniq 5 for outright flair and ergonomics, while giving promising signs of how Ford can make its interiors as appealing as its exteriors – finally.

Review Link: ... roper-ford

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