Ford publishes first images of ‘Mustang-inspired’ EV prototype
US automaker Ford has recently published the first images of the prototype of its forthcoming electric vehicle (EV) which is inspired by the Mustang. The EV -- an electric crossover -- is the first car which Ford is building to be electric from ground up.
Ford has been teasing the ‘Mustang-inspired’ electric crossover since 2018 when it announced its plans to go “all-in” on EVs. The EV plans were announced by the automaker after Jim Hackett was appointed the new CEO of the company, following the departure of the previous CEO Mark Fields.
In line with its EV plans, Ford has now released a few images of the prototype of the Mustang-inspired electric crossover. The images show a heavily camouflaged vehicle undergoing winter testing. Along with the images, a video of the winter testing for the prototype has also been released by the automaker.
The upcoming Mustang-inspired electric crossover -- with a targeted range of 300 km -- is being positioned by Ford as a ‘Tesla Model Y competitor.’ The electric crossover will likely reach the showrooms in fall 2020.
About the expected timing of the Mustang-inspired electric crossover’s arrival in showrooms, Ford’s Global Operations President Joe Hinrichs said that the all-electric SUV “will be in showrooms next year, about the same time Tesla begins to deliver the first Model Y battery SUV.”