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In order to launch a new product on the market at the end of 2026, the American automaker had to postpone another project – a seven-seat crossover announced last spring. According to Bloomberg, a team of 100 people is working on the creation of a budget electric car under the leadership of Alan Clark, who previously had a hand in the development of the Tesla Model Y.

The main focus is on creating a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery platform that can power compact cars, crossovers and even small pickup trucks. According to the publication’s sources, Ford expects that the new model will become profitable in the first year of its presence on the market due to the use of a cheaper battery to produce (compared to lithium-ion) and the broad capabilities of the platform. Competitors of the future electric car at Ford are the models of the Chinese BYD and the same Tesla.

As for the postponed three-row crossover project, it was announced back in May last year. Then Ford President Jim Farley made several loud statements about future electric cars, trying to attract investment in the Model e electric vehicle division – it still remains unprofitable.

The three-row crossover, which the company described as a “personal supersonic train,” was supposed to debut in 2025. It was predicted to have a battery with a capacity of 100 kilowatt-hours and a power reserve of up to 563 kilometers: at a speed of 113 kilometers per hour, it will be able to travel about 483 kilometers, and it will be possible to replenish energy for 240 kilometers in just 10 minutes.

How long we will have to wait for this model is still unknown.

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