As Ford prepares to introduce a wave of new electric vehicles across various segments, its goal is to increase global annual EV production to more than 2 million units by 2026. One of these new EVs is expected to be the all-new Ford Expedition Electric. With this SUV, Ford will continue its commitment to providing buyers with electrified vehicle options that deliver the freedom and flexibility they need.

While it’s too early to offer a definitive picture of the full-size electric SUV, below is the general expectation from a Ford Expedition Electric variant. Note that Ford has not spoken publicly on an electric Expedition and this piece is based on the information revealed during the Blue Oval’s strategy announcements, and our own analysis.

TE1 Platform

The Ford Expedition Electric will either be the fourth-generation Expedition or a member of the fourth-generation Expedition family. There are some indications that Ford may not launch an all-new ICE Expedition beyond the current generation, though. Regardless, Ford will most likely utilize the rumored TE1 truck platform. The TE1 platform will reportedly debut in a next-gen Ford pickup truck (light duty) in late 2025 and underpin various other models, including a Lincoln Navigator Electric, a Ford Explorer Electric, and a Lincoln Aviator Electric. One advantage of the skateboard platform is that the Expedition Electric need not be as long and wide as the gas-powered model to offer comparable space for passengers and luggage.

Aero-optimized design

In the interest of efficiency, the Ford Expedition Electric will be more aerodynamic than the current gas-engined Expedition. Expect a change in proportions, with a short bonnet and a raked A-Pillar. Expect grilles with a smoother, textured surface instead of air intake holes, a sculpted hood, newly shaped running boards, heavily covered alloy wheels, and active aerodynamics. However, Ford is unlikely to go overboard and use a radical design. As in the case of the F-150 Lightning, customers probably prefer the Expedition to look tough, simple, and classically American. Below is how Lynn Antipas Tyson, Executive Director – Investor Relations, Ford, explained this for the F-150 Lightning:

We listen to our customers. They told us they don’t want a polarizing design that’s at the expense of functionality. They are not looking for driving modes that are gimmicky that they will never use. They want smart, intuitive solutions that will help them work smarter and be more productive, and that’s what we’ve delivered. And if we do that on 40% of our product line up by 2030, we expect that to be accretive to our business.

Lynn Antipas Tyson, Executive Director – Investor Relations, Ford (2021 Capital Markets Day on May 26, 2021)

Long range with IonBoost battery

Ford will likely target an EPA-est. range of at least 300 miles for the Expedition Electric. The company’s future battery pack portfolio will include IonBoost lithium-ion, IonBoost Pro lithium iron phosphate, and solid-state units. IonBoost Pro battery packs will be for commercial models, while solid-state battery packs won’t be ready by the time Ford plans to reportedly begin production of the Expedition Electric. The company may use an IonBoost lithium-ion battery pack in the flagship electric SUV.

ford expedition electric: what to expect

BlueOval SK will likely manufacture the battery pack of the Ford Expedition Electric in Glendale (Kentucky), USA. Image Source: Ford

Development of the Ford Expedition Electric’s battery pack will likely take place at Ford Ion Park, a new facility dedicated to in-house research and development of battery and battery cell technology in Romulus (Michigan), USA. The Blue Oval will pump in USD 100 million into this facility, which will help develop and produce Li-ion and solid-state battery cells and arrays. Expect production to take place at USD 5.8 billion BlueOval SK Battery Park in Glendale (Kentucky), USA. BlueOval SK is a joint venture between Ford and SK On.

Mid-decade release date

The Ford Expedition Electric could enter production in the second half of 2026, placing its launch in fall of 2026.

Ford Expedition Electric FAQs

What is the Ford Expedition Electric release date?

Ford could launch the Expedition Electric in the second half of 2026.

What will be the Ford Expedition Electric price?

The Ford Expedition Electric could cost around USD 65,000 onwards.

Which models will be Ford Expedition Electric rivals?

The Ford Expedition Electric will likely compete with a Jeep Wagoneer Electric and a GMC Yukon Electric.

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