2024 Ford Puma EV to Share Powertrain with E-Transit Courier!
According to recent reports, Ford's 2024 Puma EV subcompact crossover, set to release next year, may utilize the identical all-electric powertrain as the 2023 E-Transit Courier battery-electric van, which was recently launched by Ford Pro. The B2E architecture of the front-wheel-drive, electrically powered Puma is derived from the combustion-engined model. As both models will be produced at the same plant in Craiova, Romania, it makes sense for the Puma EV to use the same powertrain as the E-Transit Courier, from a manufacturing perspective.
Ford has stated that the Puma and Courier electric models were designed with the same powertrain, indicating that the two vehicles will have comparable technical specifications. In addition, the company is developing a single battery for the smallest member of the electric Transit lineup.
Although Ford has not yet disclosed the details of the Ford Puma Electric, it has stated that a larger EV with a medium size will be launched on March 21, 2023, with a range of 311 miles. The Puma EV may aim for a WLTP range of 280 miles, according to the company.
According to reports, Ford's upcoming electric vehicle, the Puma EV, might incorporate battery packs made up of LFP cells. The automobile giant has recently announced its plans to utilize LFP battery packs with cell-to-pack technology for its Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning models, manufactured by CATL. The company is all set to launch an LFP battery pack for the Mustang Mach-E in the United States.
Ford has not provided complete details about the E-Transit Courier, as some significant information such as the battery capacity and driving range have been left out from the official announcement. However, it has been disclosed that the compact van is equipped with a front-mounted electric motor with a power output of 134-horsepower. The van can be charged with a rapid charger at up to 100 kW, which can add up to 54 miles in just 10 minutes and charge from 10 to 80 percent in under 35 minutes. If the Puma EV has the same 134-hp motor as the E-Transit Courier, it may have a similar 0-60 mph time as the Peugeot e-2008, which is about 9.0 seconds. However, Ford may use more powerful motors for the Puma EV, which could make it even faster.