Ford’s Lincoln to Launch Five All-Electric SUVs by 2026: Report

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Lincoln is about to go full throttle on its transition to all-electric, with the Ford Motor Co.-owned luxury automaker gearing up to launch at least five new battery-electric SUVs through 2026 — reports Reuters.

According to three unnamed sources with knowledge of the plans, the planned slate of Lincoln electric vehicles (EVs) includes all-electric versions of the Lincoln Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator, and Navigator.

The Lincoln brand took a backseat as parent company Ford tried to carve out a place for itself in the EV market with offerings like the Mustang Mach-E, which was named ‘EV of the Year’ by automotive publication Car and Driver, and the F-150 Lightning.

In December of last year, Ford even put production of the Lincoln Aviator EV on the backburner so it could divert resources to boosting Mustang Mach-E output. However, it looks like Lincoln is springing into action once again.

The first of Lincoln’s EVs will be a large crossover — an all-electric Aviator, slated to start production in late 2024 or early 2025 at Ford’s Oakville, Ontario, plant, as part of a $1.5 billion USD transformation of the facility from combustion-engine to battery-electric vehicles, revealed two of the sources.

Electric replacements for the compact Corsair and the mid-size Nautilus could begin production at the Oakville plant in 2025-2026, they said. A larger e-SUV, likely an electric counterpart to the Lincoln Navigator, is scheduled to go into production in 2026.

Most of Lincoln’s smaller EVs will be built on an improved version of the EV platform that underpins the Ford Mustang Mach-E, while the Navigator will share a new dedicated electric truck platform with the next-generation Ford F-150 Lightning.

Lincoln spokeswoman Anika Salceda-Wycoco said on Thursday that it was “too early to talk about specific details around future vehicle or production plans.”

Back in November, Ford CEO Jim Farley said the company hopes to achieve a global production capacity of 600,000 EVs per year within 24 months. That includes electric cars from its Lincoln sub-brand,

The veteran automaker has committed to investing up to $30 billion USD in EV production by 2025. Recently, Ford pledged another $20 billion for a planned global shift to EV production at its factories as part of a restructuring to better focus on electrification.

Earlier this month, Automotive News examined how the Lincoln brand could differentiate its EVs from those being produced by Ford as the former navigates its own transition to battery-electric.