RELEASE: Adventurer Lexie Limitless completes a trip around the world in the new all-electric Ford Explorer

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RELEASE: Adventurer Lexie Limitless completes a trip around the world in the new all-electric Ford Explorer

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- Adventurer Lexie Limitless completes a record-breaking 30,000km round-the-world trip in the new all-electric Ford Explorer

NICE, France, March 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Adventurer Lexie Alford (@LexieLimitless) today broke the official record of being the first person to circumnavigate the planet in an electric vehicle, using the new all-electric Ford Explorer. Six continents, 27 countries and more than 30,000 kilometers traveled solely with electric energy, before reaching the finish line in Nice (France).

"On this epic adventure I met incredible people from many corners of the world and visited 27 countries behind the wheel. But this trip came with a series of unique challenges," explained Lexie, who also holds the world record for being the youngest person in visit all the countries in the world. "It has been the honor of my life that Ford trusted me to circumnavigate the globe in the electric Explorer, which has been like my home for the past six months. I had the goal of pushing the limits of what is possible in an EV and I am proud to say that I have achieved it.

To celebrate this achievement, Ford has today put the new Ford Explorer on sale in Europe. Designed and developed in Europe, it is Ford's second all-electric passenger vehicle and the first to be assembled at the Ford Cologne EV Center following a $2 billion investment. It can achieve a driving range of more than 600 kilometers on a single charge and is capable of charging from 10 to 80 percent in approximately 26 minutes using a direct current charging system.

"Lexie's journey has been the ultimate test drive for our new Ford Explorer, facing all types of weather and road conditions, and tackling almost all charging scenarios," said Martin Sander, general manager of Ford Model in Europe. "It embodies the true 'can do' spirit of this company, taking advantage of this great opportunity to not only test ourselves, but also the world's charging infrastructure. Crossing the finish line today demonstrates what "It can be done in the new all-electric Ford Explorer, and we're thrilled that customers will soon be able to see it for themselves."

Lexie's journey mirrors that of Aloha Wanderwell, the first woman to drive around the world by car 100 years ago, also in a Ford. Aloha began her journey in Nice, where she also began and ended Lexie's, driving the Explorer to the finish line in a convoy of iconic Ford vehicles, watched by Ford CEO Jim Farley.

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