Ford at Goodwood with the electric SuperVan and the new Ranger Raptor


Ford brought to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the traditional motor festival hosted on the famous British circuit that opened the doors this morning, a series of novelties; particularly interesting. The absolute protagonist, the new SuperVan, the latest in a tradition of modified racing style vans and which for the first time is presented in a 100% electric version, but also the new generation Ranger Raptor, arriving on the market in the last quarter of & rsquo; year, the Digit robot and the full-scale adaptation of Team Fordzilla's TFZ-P1 racing car.


The new SuperVan & egrave; exhibited in the main paddock of the event, visible between the various heats of the hill climbs & ldquo; Hill Climb & rdquo;. It belongs to a long tradition of high performance vans with which Ford has consistently explored the limits of technologies in the field of high performance applied to vehicles not expressly born to be fast. It is therefore logical that this new creation would open the electric era precisely in the year in which L & rsquo; Ovale launched the highly anticipated battery-powered version of its best-selling Transit on the market. The Super Van Electric & egrave; equipped with a 50 kWh liquid-cooled battery that powers 4 motors, one per wheel, for a total peak power of well 2,000 HP and acceleration from 0 to 100 in just 2 & rdquo ;.

Ben 5 programs driving, some of which are optimized for the use of specific tires, can be selected via the driver interface: & middot; Road for normal driving, Track for fast driving, Drag for maximum acceleration, Drift for drifting performances on dry or snow, Rally for speed; on asphalt and gravel. It is not for & ograve; only of an extreme racing, because & eacute; exploits all technologies for connectivity & agrave; and the data transmission of the series models, thus allowing; a constant monitoring of its conditions, the state of the battery and the recharge, which can be carried out in about 45 minutes with a 50 kW fast system.

CROWD BATH FOR RANGER RAPTOR 288hp and 491 Nm of torque, will face & agrave; the challenging off-road track, for the famous hill climb of the festival. The new generation of Rangers will be; on sale in Italy in the second half & agrave; of the year.

THE ROBOT THAT WORKS IN THE WAREHOUSE In the area called Future Lab, set up by the organizers of the event as an exhibition center for innovation and technological avant-garde, Ford also brought Digit, the robot developed by Agility Robotics , to demonstrate how advanced robotics and automation technologies can integrate with Ford Pro products and services to make warehouses and deliveries faster; efficient and cost-effective, for the benefit of commercial vehicle customers. In 2020 Ford & egrave; was the first customer to purchase this automaton able to work alongside people and in the spaces shared with them, in order to study an efficient logistics infrastructure for deliveries of the first mile, i.e. the beginning of the distribution chain, which is decisive as the last mile to make the whole logistics process more functional. Ford is also studying how Digit robots can communicate with Ford Pro's connected vehicles in order to optimize their efficiency.


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