Ford and startup Rivian made friends, the auto giant invested half a billion dollars in compatriots, and two Lincoln electric crossovers on the Rivian sandwich platform would be the fruits of cooperation. However, representatives of Lincoln officially announced the termination of joint work with the startup on future electrified models. The reasons are not called, only hints of the circumstances in connection with the pandemic. Specialists of the parent concern and Rivian say that cooperation will continue, but in other areas.
Lincoln said they would develop electric cars on their own on their own platform. Most likely, they adapt the GE1 architecture, which formed the basis for the five-door Ford Mach-E. The crossover, predicted to be the name Mark E, will be the first to see the light. It will be a car 4.8–4.9 m long, and the output of its electric motors in total will be greater (about 700 forces) than the most powerful version of Ford's Mach-E. The latter is ready to offer 465 hp. and 830 N • m. Rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, a 98.8 kWh lithium-ion battery are also expected at Lincoln. By the way, the same battery in the Mach-E electric car is able to provide up to 483 km of track on a single charge.