As far as we can observe, the entire automotive industry is pivoting towards so-called “zero emissions” where everything will be powered by a chemical cocktail of rare earth minerals mined from far away places under questionable means, to which China appears positioned to largely benefit from this paradigm shift. Never mind all of that though, as today we’d simply like to bring to light how Ford Motor Company is no longer being coy with its all-electric long game. And there’s new evidence of an upcoming Ford Bronco EV, described as a “rugged SUV” in the presentation. Perhaps to eventually be called the Ford Bronco Lightning.
A Full Ford Bronco SUV Portfolio
The 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door and 4-Door SUV have yet to reach customers, but the future of the iconic nameplate appears to involve a propulsion system for nearly every taste. At launch the Bronco will be gas-only, with a standard 2.3L EcoBoost turbo four, and an optional 2.7L EcoBoost turbo six.
Down the road, a Ford Bronco Hybrid is expected to mix itself into the lineup, as evident by various spy photos circulating around the internet. The hybrid will likely bridge the gap between the Ford Bronco Lightning EV and the gasser versions, and sold alongside them. This hedge will likely happen by mid-decade, and will reflect a similar strategy seen with the Ford F-150 pickup truck. An electric, a hybrid, and gasoline/diesel powertrains.
Ford Bronco EV Just One Of Many Future Products
Based on recent reports, we can expect the same to happen with the Ford Mustang, thanks to the GE2 platform that will underpin the Mustang EV, while the S650 platform will represent the gasoline version, and will share architectural similarities with the Ford Explorer.
And speaking of the Ford Explorer, the Dearborn-based automaker will introduce a Ford Explorer EV, as part of the company’s plan to grow its electric vehicle family to 40 percent of the company’s vehicle portfolio by 2030.