Bronco EV: Did Information About an Electric Ford Bronco Just Leak?
Electric vehicles are all the rage right now. That’s no surprise. But is Ford stepping up to the plate with an Electric Ford Bronco in the coming months? The timing for the drop makes sense, given production for the new 2021 Ford Bronco is rolling along now.
The Electric Ford Bronco is coming
An electric Bronco has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It seems Ford has been slowly letting information out about the Bronco EV possibilities, but Inside EVs says the leaks are heating up. Mike Levine, Ford’s North America Product Communications Director, hinted on Twitter that something was coming. Levine posted a photo of some Ford Bronco vehicles. Old and new Broncos were lined up next to one another. One person responded with, “If they were only electric.” Levine responded with the above photo of an unknown electric Ford vehicle.
Ford has noted in various press releases that the brand would be releasing new EV platforms by 2025. While the 2021 Ford Bronco has barely started production, it sounds like an Electric Ford Bronco might be here soon enough. Ford will ramp up production on electric vehicles soon to keep up with demand for cars like the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning.
The Ford CEO seemed to confirm the Electric Ford Bronco
The photo Levine tweeted isn’t guaranteed to be an electric Bronco, but more of a general hint. However, it is shaped quite similarly to the newest Bronco hitting the market. Plus, the person responded to a photo of four Broncos. Congratulations! It’s a Bronco!
In May, another fan questioned why the brand doesn’t have an “EV opinion on the new product like the Bronco?” Jim Farley, Ford CEO, said, “Why do you think we don’t?”
So while this might be more slow-paced than your usual automotive announcement, it seems to be more of a confirmation than anything else. The Electric Bronco will join the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150 Lightning, and 2022 E-Transit van.
A Bronco EV would make sense with the current lineup
Jeep has been adamant that EVs are on the way, so it would make sense for Ford to have a competition vehicle in the works. Since the 2021 Bronco is one of the most anticipated new vehicles to hit the market, slipping an Electric Ford Bronco into the lineup would be timely. According to CNBC this June, Ford said the electric Ford F-150 Lightning had over 120,000 reservations.
The 2021 Ford Bronco had 190,000 reservations, of which 66% turned into actual sales. That’s a good sign for all of the Lightning reservation holders. The Tesla Cybertruck recently got pushed back to 2022, which makes the market conditions even better for an Electric Ford Bronco. If Ford can quickly add a Bronco EV into production, the brand might be able to capture some of the impatient Cybertrucks reservation holders. Right now, the race to the electric finish line is on and buzzing.