The output of electric Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator is delayed


Following the F-150 Lightning, electric versions of the Ford Explorer with the Lincoln Aviator are being prepared. They will be built on a new platform for electric cars, but their start, as it turned out now, has been postponed. This is reported by Automotive News with reference to a memo sent to all Blue Oval dealers. According to the document, the production of electric vehicles will begin at the end of December 2024.

As the newspaper writes, the release was originally planned for mid-2023, that is, 18 months earlier. At the same time, it became known that the manufacturer will not assemble the electric Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator at the Cuautitlan plant in Mexico. According to the memo, the new location has not yet been determined.

In a recent interview, Ford North America COO Lisa Drake stated that the Cuautitlan plant will give production to the highly sought-after Mustang Mach-E. It is planned to assemble 200,000 crossover units by 2023. An increase in volumes is expected next year as well. Apparently, this is precisely the reason for the delay in the release of the battery-powered Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator.

Since its debut, the Mustang Mach-E has been in huge demand. By the end of this year, the company intends to deliver about 60,000 units worldwide, and in the future, the volume of production of the electric crossover will more than triple.

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