Ford has revealed that Puma crossovers will benefit from an all-electric powertrain from 2024. Newcomers will become part of Ford’s new ‘Model e’ plan, which includes two larger EV SUV models and four new electric vans.
While Ford says the Puma will be built at the factory in Romania, which used to make the car EcoSport, it remains tight-lipped about other details. However, as the company’s teaser image shows, the design of the electric Puma is not likely to change significantly compared to the standard car. There’s a new headlight design, while the lack of an engine will mean less cooling is needed, so we could see a closed grille similar to Mustang Mach-E’s.
Joining Puma will then be two larger electric SUVs – a “midsize crossover” and a “sports crossover”. However, these larger electric vehicles will be the first to benefit from the company’s deal with Volkswagen The team and will use the current MEB platform as the foundation for ID.3 and ID.4.
However, the Puma EV is likely to use the same Global-B platform as the foundation for the internal combustion engine model, and although there’s no word on the battery size it’s expected to have an operating range. over 200 miles, allowing it to compete with models like the Kia Soul EV and Peugeot e-2008.
Puma is Ford’s eighth vehicle best selling car in UK last year, easily overshadowed Fiestacompletely dropped out of the top 10. With Vauxhall Corsa became the UK’s best-selling car in part thanks to Corsa-e electricity this could give Ford the impetus to create an all-electric Fiesta using the Puma EV’s closely related battery and engine technology.