Ford Release an Electric Puma in 2024. According to a report released by drive.com.au, the Ford Puma will become a 100% electric model between 2024 and 2025. Since it is among the manufacturer’s crucial designs in Europe, it will play a crucial role in its strategies to have a completely electric range from 2030.
Unlike the existing Mustang Mach-E or the designs co-developed with Volkswagen, the electric Puma will not rest on a dedicated platform, but will instead reuse the existing design’s B2E. In addition, it will be twinned with the brand-new generation Courier van, whose electric version will be released in 2024 (the thermal engines will arrive a year earlier).
Ford Release an Electric Puma in 2024
This news was currently verified in 2019 by a Ford Europe executive.” We have plans to [establish] electric vehicles on the Puma [platform] Stay tuned, we’re working on it [an electric Puma];, in addition to a sibling design, a business model, called the V769, the successor to the Courier being established by Ford’s design team, which is likewise frantically requesting for an electric version. The platform is ready for it.
The report shows that the new electric Puma has the exact same internal code as the current thermal Puma, which informs us that at a structural level the brand-new generation will begin with its predecessor, a strategy that Ford has actually been implementing in a lot of its designs for several years (for instance, the Fiesta Mk2 was a deep restyling of the Mk1, the Mk8 of the Mk7, and so on).
The electric Ford Puma will be the brother of the Courier van
On a mechanical level, Puma and Courier will equal, which will minimize advancement costs (although it is unclear if the SUV, like the van, will continue to be available with thermal engines). Nevertheless, they will not share a production line: while the Puma will be made in Craiova (Romania), the Courier will be put together in Kocaeli (Turkey).
At the moment the technical requirements of the vehicle are unidentified, although it is likely that Ford will benefit from the experience collected with the E-Transit, F-150 Lightning, and Mustang Mach-E to launch a competitive item. It is unlikely to benefit from joint advancements with Volkswagen.