Again in March, Ford teased a bunch of electrical crossovers to launch sooner or later, of which the Puma EV was one. The Puma EV is predicted to go stay subsequent yr, and might be made on the firm’s plant in Craiova, Romania, alongside the ICE Puma.
It seems that the upcoming Puma EV will use the identical actual platform because the E-Transit Courier van which was made official earlier right this moment, not less than in accordance with info from Autocar.
The publication notes that the Puma EV could have the identical 100 kW DC charging capability because the E-Transit Courier, and they’re each prone to have a 55 kWh battery, primarily based on the few particulars Ford did launch for right this moment’s unveiling, equivalent to the truth that utilizing a 100 kW charger will lead to a 10-80% top-up time of 35 minutes, whereas a 10-minute top-up would add round 54 miles (86 km) of vary.
The Puma may use the E-Transit Courier’s motor too, not less than in a single model, and if it does then anticipate it to nearly match the Peugeot e-2008‘s 9-second 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time. The Peugeot will undoubtedly be one in all its predominant opponents, alongside the Mini Aceman. Ford has different powertrain choices out there too, nonetheless, one with 181 hp and one other with 265 hp, which can be fitted to completely different trims of the Puma.
The Puma is prone to obtain a spread of round 230 miles (370 km) on one cost in accordance with the identical supply, which might be aggressive with the e-2008’s 212 miles (341 km) off of its 50 kWh battery.
The Puma EV might be extremely vital for Ford in Europe, because the ICE Puma has been amongst its best-selling vehicles not too long ago.
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