Ford May Revive Fiesta As An EV, However We've Been Burned Earlier than

Ford already has a relationship with the German carmaker to construct two EVs primarily based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform: the primary of which is a compact SUV known as the Explorer (not the identical because the U.S. market Explorer), with a second yet-unknown crossover SUV within the wings. Each automobiles will be constructed on the similar Cologne plant that beforehand churned out Fiestas. Word the MEB platform differs from the MEB Entry, which is extra compact and solely obtainable in a front-wheel drive configuration. 

Whereas the door is clearly being propped open for an all-electric Fiesta, it is little doubt that Ford’s prime precedence is its personal EV platform relatively than sharing with different OEMs — particularly contemplating Ford’s growth of EV manufacturing to an extra facility situated close to Valencia, Spain. The automaker additionally intends to deal with bodily bigger automobiles which have increased revenue margins.

Even when the Fiesta nameplate does get reincarnated as an EV, its diehard followers may be dealing with disappointment. Such was the case when Ford introduced again the Puma as a hybrid crossover, eschewing the automotive’s roots as a sporty compact coupe.