Ford Introduces the Puma Gen-E: Electric Compact SUV Aimed at the European Market with Advanced Features and Sustainable Design

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Ford Introduces the Puma Gen-E
Ford Introduces the Puma Gen-E

Following the recent refresh of the popular Puma crossover, Ford Europe sets its sights on electrification with the upcoming Puma Gen-E.

Revealed alongside the upgraded Puma featuring advanced driver-assistance tech, a modern interior with 5G, and a peppy EcoBoost engine with mild-hybrid assistance, the Puma Gen-E marks a significant step towards Ford’s European electrification goals.

While the gasoline-powered Puma rolls off the production line at Ford Otosan’s Craiova plant in Romania, the electric counterpart will follow suit, solidifying the strong collaboration between Ford Europe and the Turkish joint venture.

This strategic move positions Ford to capitalize on the growing demand for electric vehicles in Europe, offering consumers a familiar and well-liked design with the added benefit of zero emissions.

Recent sightings of camouflaged prototypes hint at a design that closely resembles the gasoline-powered Puma, with key revisions to the front grille and rear bumper. Keen eyes might also spot unique wheels likely borrowed from the Puma ST-Line X and Vivid Ruby Edition trims.

Ford Introduces the Puma Gen-E
Ford Introduces the Puma Gen-E (Ford)

These subtle exterior changes suggest a focus on preserving the Puma’s popular design while incorporating the necessary modifications for electric propulsion.

One telltale difference is the placement of a charging port on the driver’s rear quarter panel, replacing the traditional fuel door. Furthermore, whispers suggest the Puma Gen-E might borrow a front-mounted electric motor from the Ford E-Transit Courier, a zero-emission commercial vehicle.

This shared technology hints at a potential power output of around 100 kilowatts, comparable to the 134 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque delivered by the E-Transit Courier.

Ford is gearing up to launch two new electric vehicles (EVs): the Puma Gen-E, an electric version of their popular Puma crossover, and the E-Transit Courier, an all-electric van.

The Puma Gen-E is expected to slot in between the existing gasoline models in terms of power, offering more torque and a potential driving range of 400 kilometers (249 miles) on a single charge. While pricing details are still under wraps, rumors suggest a starting price of around 36,000 euros ($38,970).

The E-Transit Courier is another exciting addition to Ford’s electric lineup. This compact electric van boasts impressive fast-charging capabilities, adding 87 kilometers of range in just 10 minutes at 100 kilowatts.

With a top speed of 145 kilometers per hour (90 miles per hour), it’s well-suited for urban environments. While driving range figures haven’t been officially revealed yet, it’s likely to prioritize city driving rather than competing with long-range EVs.

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