American carmaker Ford will launch the electric Ford Puma SUV in 2024. This is part of Ford’s ‘Model e’ electrification plan which includes two larger EV SUV models and four new electric vans.
Quoted from autoexpress.co.uk, the electric variant of the Ford Puma by design will not be drastically overhauled. Ford retains the curved crossover body shape like the standard car, high-set headlights and sloping rear.
A possible adjustment for the electric version of the Ford Puma is a closed front grille to improve aerodynamic efficiency. In addition, the design of the running lights uses LEDs and a slightly cleaner front lower bumper.
The Ford Puma electric car will be produced alongside Ford’s upcoming electric commercial vehicle, at the Ford Craiova plant in Romania.
Mid-range SUVs and sportier crossovers will be produced at Ford’s Cologne plant, which is being converted into an EV manufacturing facility thanks to an investment of €1.5 billion.
For the size of the battery and detailed specifications, Ford has not provided an official statement.
The all-electric Ford Puma will likely have a range of over 200 miles and will compete with crossovers like the Kia Soul EV and Peugeot e-2008.
The Puma was Ford’s eighth best-selling car in the UK last year. Last year’s Ford Puma sales surpassed the Fiesta, which dropped out of the top ten.
On the other hand, the Vauxhall Corsa became the best-selling car in the UK thanks to its electric version. That could give Ford a push to make an electric version of the Fiesta.