A century ago, a daring woman named Aloha Wanderwell made history by becoming the first woman to drive around the world in a car. She traveled through 43 countries on her Ford Model T, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and set a world record for her feat.
Now, Ford is honoring her legacy by teaming up with Lexie Alford, a modern-day adventurer and travel influencer who holds the Guinness World Records for being the youngest person to visit every country on Earth. Together, they will retrace Wanderwell's journey around the world in a new electric Explorer, Ford's first electric SUV for Europe.
The expedition will start later this year and will cover six continents and more than 30 countries. Lexie will drive the Ford Explorer electric SUV, which is based on the Volkswagen MEB platform and built at Ford's Cologne factory in Germany.
The Ford Explorer electric SUV offers up to 310 miles of range, four-wheel drive, and a spacious interior with a 15-inch touchscreen that can be moved up and down.