Ford Bronco and Ranger EV Production Set to Start at the End of the Decade

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

The new Ford Bronco may be one of the most hotly anticipated vehicle releases in decades. The Blue Oval still has a list of orders to fulfill for the SUV almost two years after its release, but analysts are already looking ahead to the Bronco’s second generation. 

AutoForecast Solutions recently released its North American vehicle product map, which outlines the production start and end dates for dozens of models, including the Bronco. AFS estimates that the current Bronco will end production on October 31, 2029. The next-generation SUV will come in gas and electric variants, with production starting on November 1. Ford will continue building the gas Bronco in Michigan, but the Bronco EV will move to Blue Oval City, the automaker’s upcoming facility in Tennessee. 

Interestingly, the forecast also models Ford Ranger production, which is set to begin on May 1, 2023, for the next-generation truck. It’s set to run until July 27, 2029, but after that, Ford will begin production of an electric Ranger or other small electric truck on August 1, 2029. The gas Ranger will still be available, and production will be split between Michigan and Tennessee like the two Bronco lines. 

This is exciting news for off-road enthusiasts, as the instant torque from electric motors makes an excellent companion on the trails. It’s also exciting to see the future of Ford, though none of these things will be on sale for several years. 

[Image: Ford]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • NJRide NJRide on Dec 09, 2022

    A lot to digest here. Am I reading this right that after 2025 Lincoln goes basically to two models, Aviator and Navigator (though Aviator will have an EV)

  • NJRide NJRide on Dec 09, 2022

    if you look at GM it looks like there is a new 2026 Malibu

  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Dec 10, 2022

    Will the Bronco have a four-motor configuration a la Rivian? That seems to me like the right approach for an EV off-roader. Enables lots of neat tricks.

  • Vulpine Vulpine on Dec 10, 2022

    Ford really needs to accelerate their transition plans. The EV versions of these vehicles should be on the road by 2025, not just getting released in 2030. This suggests that they're much farther behind in the technologies than they want us to believe.

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    • EBFlex EBFlex on Dec 12, 2022

      “This suggests that they're much farther behind in the technologies than they want us to believe.”

      With how embarrassingly bad the fake lightning and non-Mustang are, it’s clear Ford needs to completely scrap their government car program and start over.

      The non-Mustang was a slightly better effort being mostly unique but the fake lightning was a poorly cobbled together hack job done over a lunch hour and the end results are, as expected, horrible.