Reveal of Puma EV in Romania 2021
Ford’s EV division announced an operating loss of $1.3 billion for the third quarter of the year, with a loss of approximately $36,000 for each electric vehicle sold during that period. This substantial deficit is “attributable to continued investment in next-generation EVs”, which new evidence has emerged to support. Attached in the gallery below is a glimpse of yet another electric crossover from the brand, set to be released sometime in 2021.
Only a couple of days ago, our spies notified us with a set of images of Ford’s upcoming zero-emissions Sports Utility Vehicle using Volkswagen’s MEB platform. This new prototype gives us a glimpse of a more compact electric crossover, which will become part of the Puma series. For those who are unaware, the Puma is now Ford’s lowest-priced model presently available in Europe since they stopped producing Fiesta hatchbacks.
Ford declared officially that the Puma EV will be made available in Europe in 2024, produced at their factory in Craiova, Romania. This may indicate that we are inching closer to the model’s official launch and, as indicated by the pictures posted, this prototype has all of the production details. Despite the exterior beinghidden underneath camouflage, we can tell that it’s going to resemble the currentPuma models significantly.
The total lineup of Puma models is now receiving a mid-cycle upgrade and past secret images suggested the aesthetic modifications will be concentrated mainly at the front. The electric edition is expected to be presented with a blocked-off stylization of the front end. Not much has shifted at the rear in comparison to the pre-facelift rendition of the Puma.
No confirmed details yet exist regarding the Puma EV’s electric powertrain, but speculations point to the 136-horsepower electric motor from Ford’s E-Transit Courier/E-Tourneo Courier models being fitted to the crossover’s front axle. Ford has not announced the battery size yet, however they have disclosed it will accomodate 100-kilowatt DC charging. It is noteworthy that Ford also offers alternative battery and electric motor choices, which means it is plausible that the Puma EV might eventually get an alternate setup.
Source: SH Proshots