Ford Mustang Mach-E

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Ford Mustang Mach-E
2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerFord
Production2020–present
Model years2021–present
AssemblyCuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico[1]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
Layout
PlatformFord GE2
Powertrain
Power output190–342 kW (255–459 hp; 258–465 PS)
Battery75.7-98.8 kWh
Electric range338–483 km (210–300 mi)
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,972 mm (117.0 in)
Length4,724 mm (186.0 in)
Width1,880 mm (74.0 in)[2]
Height1,600 mm (63.0 in)

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is an upcoming five-door electric crossover SUV produced by Ford.[3] The vehicle was introduced on November 17, 2019, and is expected to go on sale in late 2020 as a 2021 model.[4]

Overview[edit]

The Mach-E name is inspired by the Mach 1 variant of the first-generation Mustang.

Conventional door handles are absent on the Mustang Mach-E, and the vehicle instead features buttons that pop open the doors and a small door handle protruding from the front doors. Owners can use their smartphones as a key as well as a keypad built into the B-pillar.

The interior has a wide dashboard and built-in soundbar; the dash is equipped with a vertically mounted 15.5 in (39 cm) touchscreen infotainment system with a rotary dial fixed onto it. The majority of the car’s systems are controlled through the screen, which uses Ford's recent SYNC 4 operating system that can accept wireless updates. A 10.2 in (26 cm) digital cluster for the driver is also featured, while the steering wheel retains a number of physical buttons.[5]

The Mustang Mach-E is built on the Global Electrified 1 (GE1) platform which is a heavily reworked version of the C2 platform that is used on the fourth generation Focus and third generation Kuga/fourth generation Escape.

The model will be launched with two battery pack sizes and three power outputs. The entry-level rear-wheel drive version is offered with either a 75.7 kWh battery producing 255 hp or a 98.8 kWh extended battery producing 282 hp. Both battery packs have a claimed 0-60 mph time of under seven seconds and an EPA range of around 230 and 300 miles respectively.[6]

A dual-motor all-wheel-drive version is also offered with either the same 75.7 kWh battery producing 255 hp, or the 98.8 kWh extended battery producing 332 hp. Both versions have a claimed 0-60 mph time of under six seconds, with estimated EPA ranges of 210 and 270 miles. Charging is available via an AC home charger or DC fast chargers at up to 150 kW.[7]

The car has a traditional cargo area at the rear with a claimed volume of 29 cu ft (821 L), and a 4.8 cu ft (136 L) waterproof trunk under the hood.[8]

Options[edit]

Trim Drive Type Battery Type Range Power output
Select[9] RWD Standard Range 230 mi (370 km) 255 hp (259 PS; 190 kW)
Select AWD Standard Range 210 mi (338 km) 255 hp (259 PS; 190 kW)
California Route 1 RWD Extended Range 300 mi (483 km) 282 hp (286 PS; 210 kW)
Premium RWD Standard Range 230 mi (370 km) 255 hp (259 PS; 190 kW)
Premium AWD Standard Range 210 mi (338 km) 255 hp (259 PS; 190 kW)
Premium RWD Extended Range 300 mi (483 km) 282 hp (286 PS; 210 kW)
Premium AWD Extended Range 270 mi (435 km) 332 hp (337 PS; 248 kW)
First Edition AWD Extended Range 270 mi (435 km) 332 hp (337 PS; 248 kW)
GT Performance AWD Extended Range 250 mi (402 km) 459 hp (465 PS; 342 kW)

Marketing[edit]

Ford hired British actor Idris Elba (who once worked for Ford of Britain along with his father) to star in several teaser commercials for the car and host the Mustang Mach-E's official debut on November 17, 2019.[10][11]

Production[edit]

Unlike the ICE Mustang models, the Mach E will not be assembled in the United States. Rather, it will be produced in Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico.[1] According to Ford CEO Jim Hackett, assembling the vehicle in Mexico will allow Ford to make a profit from the first vehicle, unlike other electric vehicles. He also stated that as Ford develops factory capacity for electric vehicle production in the United States, production could be moved there. The company is also considering production in China.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abuelsamid, Sam (November 17, 2019). "2021 Ford Mustang Mach E - The Pony Goes Electric". Forbes. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Krok, Andrew (November 18, 2019). "2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model 3". Roadshow by CNET. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Cole, Craig (November 17, 2019). "2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV officially revealed". Roadshow by CNET. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Hoffman, Connor (November 17, 2019). "2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Will Please EV Fans, Perplex Mustang Loyalists". Car and Driver. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  5. ^ O'Kane, Sean (November 17, 2019). "Ford's Mustang Mach-E is an electric SUV with up to 300 miles of range". The Verge. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  6. ^ Tracy, David (November 22, 2019). "A Look At The Engineering Behind The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E". Jalopnik. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  7. ^ Zurschmeide, Jeff (November 17, 2019). "Ford Unveils All-Electric Mustang Mach-E". Digital Trends. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  8. ^ "2021 Ford® Mustang Mach-E SUV | All-Electric & Exhilarating". Ford Motor Company. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  9. ^ Perez, Jeff (November 17, 2019). "Ford Mustang Mach-E Debuts With 300-Mile Range, Four Doors, Fast Looks". Motorsport Network. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  10. ^ Smith, Christopher (November 4, 2019). "Ford Hires Idris Elba To Help Launch Mustang-Inspired EV Crossover". Motorsport Network. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  11. ^ Hoffman, Connor (November 4, 2019). "Ford and Idris Elba Partnering to Promote New Mustang-Inspired Electric Crossover". Car and Driver. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  12. ^ Naughton, Keith (November 18, 2019). "Ford bets Mustang Mach-E will be the electric that actually makes a profit". financialpost.com. Postmedia. Bloomberg News.

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