According to Drive, Volkswagen is helping Ford develop an all-electric version of the Ford Ranger – the new Volkswagen Amarok. The world’s second largest corporation from Germany has asked for help from Ford Australia in the development of the above version and this information has been confirmed by the parties with the newspaper from Australia.
The launch and production schedule of the all-electric Ford Ranger/Volkswagen Amarok falls in the second half of the decade, most likely in the current lifecycle of the two pickups (expected before 2028).
The two sides began collaborating on the aforementioned version after Volkswagen decided not to borrow the electric-charged hybrid powertrain of the 2023 Ford Ranger. The reason the German group did not want the option was because it wanted a hybrid version with Pure electric driving range is superior to what the Ford Ranger PHEV owns.
According to Volkswagen commercial vehicle marketing director Lars Krause, the current Ford Ranger/Volkswagen Amarok chassis can use an all-electric powertrain and the accompanying battery after a slight modification. Earlier in early April this year, chief engineer for the new Ford Ranger, Ian Foston, also confirmed that the chassis can support electric powertrain.
Prediction of pure electric Ford Ranger design.
The future of this project is also almost certain when even if Volkswagen does not want to continue or does not want another chassis-based pickup to join the ID electric vehicle lineup, the commercial vehicle division of the company. they will also continue to pursue the all-electric Ford Ranger/Volkswagen Amarok.
Before the pure electric configuration is released, the Ford Ranger will have a plug-in hybrid version launched in the next 12 months.
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