The future of electric cars with the luxury company Lincoln appears promising and elegant, combining the originality of the past with the ambition of the future.
The brand, which is nearly 100 years old, has a strong foundation that can make up for what it has lost in terms of electric cars.
In light of this, the company unveiled yesterday, Wednesday, April 20, a new concept for electric cars known as “Star”, according to company officials.
The SUV concept will express design trends and new technologies for the brand, according to Bloomberg.
Lincoln – Ford’s luxury brand – also plans to launch 3 electric cars by 2025 and 4 new electric cars by 2026 as the vehicle giant strives to catch up and compete in the markets.
As Lincoln aspires to become fully electric, it needs a new chassis that embraces its classic design and new technologies to maximize the efficiency of electric vehicles, which is why the body resembles an SUV.
Lincoln relied on this design to improve visibility and give the character of outdoor walking.
The glass covers most of the upper part of the “Star” car, and also comes with a transparent roof, which is reduced manually, and the 3D front and rear strips allow light into the cabin.
The wheels are larger, designed to reduce rolling resistance, and even the door mirrors have been replaced with smaller cameras.
What distinguishes the Star car is that it combines old and modern parts. The rear doors are similar to the old Lincoln Continental models of the 1960s.
As for the interior, it is divided into front and rear seats, and is characterized by light colors and soft lighting.
And if the front passenger wants to talk to the passengers in the back, both front seats can be rotated 180 degrees.
Under the steering wheel, the brakes and fuel can be controlled via a single pedal divided into two parts made of transparent material.
The rear seats are comfortable and allow passengers to extend their legs without worrying about dirty front seats; Shoes can be placed in a locker under the seat.
Moreover, the rear seats resemble the first-class seats on airplanes and have an elegant folding table and a cupboard, which make the rear seats feel like a comfortable lounge or a management office.
But Star still expresses Lincoln’s concept for electric cars, so there are no specifications regarding power, battery, range or charging.
It’s Lincoln’s time
Lincoln President Joey Valtico said – during a press conference on April 19 – that 2017 saw the launch of only 5 luxury electric vehicles, and the number of electric cars – currently – 48 cars, and sales of luxury electric cars will triple by end of the year. decades, so Now is the time to compete.
“As Lincoln joins the electric vehicle revolution and moves toward a zero-emission future, the Lincoln Star Concept will lead the way for a range of our all-electric vehicles.”
And by 2026, the US company will reach half of its sales of hybrid and electric cars, according to officials.
But Lincoln lags behind all other luxury car manufacturers in the production of electric cars.
The growth of electric vehicles has been much faster than the prevailing sales forecasts, with electric vehicles accounting for 20% of luxury car sales compared to only 2%.
Most companies – starting with Audi, BMW, Lucid, Mercedes, Rivian, Tesla and Porsche – sold all-electric cars.
Thus, the CEO of Ford parent company, Jim Valley, increased its target to spend on electric vehicles by 66 percent, to $ 50 billion by 2026.
But he has delayed plans to launch an electric version of the Lincoln Aviator SUV so the company can increase production of the electric Mustang Mach-E.
Currently, Lincoln sells Aviator and Corsair as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and will offer a hybrid version of Zephyr in China.
In this regard, the president of the company, Joey Valotico, explained that China represents a key to economic growth. Last year, Lincoln sold more than 91,000 cars in China, an increase of 48 percent compared to 2020.
Star is a testament to what the brand can achieve on a budget and offers consumers an idea of future vehicle models.
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