Who says electric vehicles can’t drive in snow?
Ford has released official ‘spy’ pictures of the prototype for its upcoming first car built to be electric, Mustang-inspired crossover. The teaser images show the vehicle is dashing through the snow and sliding around a track.
This bunch of pictures was actually released as the part of a new effort from the American automaker to change driving people’s misconception about electric vehicles, including that these are not good in cold weather.
A research from the company shows that most people don’t trust electric vehicles in bad weather and don’t think they are fun to drive. These findings indicate that close to 80% of Americans don’t trust EV for extreme weather, while 65% would not choose one for all-wheel drive. It also shows that only 18% of respondents think an EV can be faster than a gas-fueled vehicle.
Of course, Ford’s newly released video to eliminate these EV myths is somewhat interesting on its own. But the really exciting part is the rare opportunity to see the upcoming Mustang-inspired EV in action. Unfortunately, the vehicle is still heavily camouflaged and we can’t see many design features.
In another video clip, the team shows that it has tested Mustang-inspired electric crossover at temperatures as extreme as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Not much is known about the vehicle at this point, but Ford did confirm new details that you can expect Ford’s electric SUV to feature a 300-mile (482-kilometer) driving range.
Besides, things like price and trim levels are also still unknown, while it is expected to arrive in showrooms in the fall of 2020.