Ford has given away further clues about its upcoming electric Puma, including powertrain details and charging times.
The firm has recently revealed its new E-Transit Courier electric van, with Ford confirming that this new commercial vehicle shares the same B2E platform as the Puma. Similar is also used on the outgoing Fiesta.
The Puma and upcoming Transit Courier will be produced at the same factory in Craiova, Turkey, with the plant having the capacity to produce up to 272,000 cars per year. The next-generation small van will take over from the Ecosport, which was discontinued in December 2022.
It uses a front-mounted electric motor producing 134bhp and 290Nm of torque, though Ford is being tight-lipped on its range and battery size until final testing has been carried out. It will, however, be able to charge at up to 100kW, allowing for a 10 to 80 per cent charge to take place in around 35 minutes.
As a result, it’s expected the Puma EV will have a battery size of around 55kWh, likely giving a range of up to 250 miles.
The electric Puma is set to join Ford’s growing EV range in 2024, which includes the Mustang Mach-E, which is already on sale, as well as the recently-revealed Explorer. There will also be three electric Ford vans on sale by the end of next year.