Ford Mustang Mach-E

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Ford Mustang Mach-E
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Standard Range Front.jpg
Model years2021–present
AssemblyMexico: Cuautitlán Izcalli (Cuautitlán Assembly)[1]
China: Chongqing (Changan Ford)[2]
DesignerChris Walter (exterior design manager)[3]
Josh Greiner (interior designer)[4]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover SUV[5]
Body style5-door coupe SUV
PlatformFord GE1
Electric motorPermanent magnet synchronous motor
Power output198–358 kW (266–480 hp; 269–487 PS)[6]
Battery68–88 kWh[6]
Electric range340–483 km (211–300 mi)[6]
Wheelbase2,984 mm (117.5 in)
Length4,739 mm (186.6 in)
Width1,881 mm (74.1 in)[7]
Height1,621 mm (63.8 in)
Curb weight4,394–4,890 lb (1,993–2,218 kg)[8]

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a battery electric compact crossover SUV produced by Ford.[9] The vehicle was introduced on November 17, 2019, and went on sale in December 2020 as a 2021 model.[10][11] The vehicle uses the Mustang nameplate,[12] with a Mach-E moniker which is inspired by the Mach 1 variant of the first-generation Mustang. The car won the 2021 North American SUV of the Year Award.[13]


Rear view

During development, the Mustang Mach-E was originally teased as the Ford Mach 1, but was retracted after strong public opposition, with Ford CEO Jim Farley describing the name tease as an evaluation.[14]

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.[15]

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.

Charging is available via an AC home charger or DC fast chargers at up to 150 kW.[6]

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.[16]

Trim levels[edit]


In the U.S., the Mustang Mach-E is available in four distinct trim levels: base Select, mid-level California Route 1 Edition, well-equipped Premium, and performance-oriented GT. A limited-production First Edition trim was also available at launch for the 2021 model year, and was based on the Premium trim. A GT Performance Package is also available for the GT trim.

The model was launched with two battery pack sizes and three power outputs. The entry-level rear-wheel drive version is offered with either a 68 kWh battery pack driving a 266 hp (198 kW) motor or an 88 kWh extended battery pack driving a 290 hp (220 kW) motor. Both battery packs have a claimed 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 6.1 seconds or less and an EPA range of around 230 and 300 mi (370 and 480 km) respectively.[6] Both the SR and the ER models use the same Motors the output difference is due to the power from the battery. The Larger 210kW motor is used in the rear of all models with the smaller 50kW motor used in the front of the AWD models (Select and Premium). The GT Performance gets the same 210 kW motor in both front and rear.

A dual-motor all-wheel-drive version is also offered with either the same 68 kWh battery pack driving a 266 hp (198 kW) motor, or the 88 kWh extended battery pack driving a 346 hp (258 kW) motor. They have estimated EPA ranges of 211 and 270 mi (340 and 435 km), respectively.[6] Testing by Edmunds Automotive indicated an actual range of 304 miles with the extended-range battery pack version.[17] Car and Driver achieved a 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 5.1 seconds with the extended-range model.[18]

Mustang Mach-E GT

An all-wheel-drive GT trim is offered with the 88 kWh pack, producing 480 hp (360 kW), a targeted 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 3.8 seconds, and a targeted driving range of 250 mi (400 km).[6] Edmunds learned through their testing that the Mach-E GT's peak acceleration is curtailed after 5 seconds of hard acceleration, which Ford also confirmed.[19] The GT trim's Unbridled Extend Mode attempts to ameliorate this limitation by increasing cooling and limiting peak motor output.[20]

The Mach E-GT Performance Edition was revealed in December 2, 2020. It is equipped with 20" alloy wheels with Pirelli tires, red Brembo calipers, and black accents on the bodywork. It is equipped with an electric 480 hp (360 kW) motor that is capable of generating 634 lb⋅ft (860 N⋅m) of torque and a range of 235 miles (378 km). Priced at US$60,000, it launched at US showrooms in summer 2021.


Specifications[21][6] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27]
Battery Standard Range (68 kWh) Extended Range (88 kWh)
Powertrain RWD AWD RWD AWD
Model Select Premium Select Premium Premium California Route 1 Premium First Edition GT
Base price (US market) $42,895 $47,000 $45,595 $49,700 $52,000 $49,800 $54,700 $58,300 $59,900
Availability Late 2020 Late 2020/Limited Quantity Late Summer 2021
Range (EPA) 230 miles (370 km) 211 miles (340 km) 300 miles (483 km) 270 miles (435 km) 270 miles (435 km) (GT)

260 miles (418 km) (GT Performance Edition)

Range (WLTP) 440 kilometres (273 mi) 400 kilometres (249 mi) 610 kilometres (379 mi) 540 kilometres (336 mi) 500 kilometres (311 mi) (GT)
0–60 mph (0–97 km/h)
5.8s 5.2s 6.1s 4.8s 3.8s (GT)
3.5s (GT Performance Edition)
Power Output 266 hp (270 PS; 198 kW) 290 hp (294 PS; 216 kW) 346 hp (351 PS; 258 kW) 480 hp (487 PS; 358 kW)
Peak Torque 317 lb⋅ft (430 N⋅m) 428 lb⋅ft (580 N⋅m) 317 lb⋅ft (430 N⋅m) 428 lb⋅ft (580 N⋅m) 600 lb⋅ft (813 N⋅m) (GT)
634 lb⋅ft (860 N⋅m) (GT Performance Edition)
Top Speed 180 km/h/ 111.847 MPH 200 km/h[27] / 124 mph[28]
DC Fast Charge (DCFC) Speed Up to 115 kW (Select)
Up to 150 kW (Premium)
Up to 150 kW
Cargo Space 64.4 cu ft (1,820 L) max volume with rear seats folded, rear trunk, and front trunk ("frunk"). (59.6 cu ft (1,690 L) including rear trunk + 4.8 cu ft (140 L) frunk)

Special variants[edit]

Mustang Mach-E 1400[edit]

The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a test-bed prototype, first tested by Vaughn Gittin Jr., developed in over 10,000 hours of collaboration between RTR and Ford Performance. It is made mostly from composite fiber, saving more weight over carbon fiber. Based on the performance figures of the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, the power of the Mach-E 1400 has been increased to 1,400 hp (1,000 kW) and over 2,300 lbf⋅ft (3,118 N⋅m) of torque, powered by a total of 7 electric motors from a 56.8 kWh nickel-manganese-cobalt alloy battery, for high performance and discharge rate, cooled by a di-electric coolant. The power of each electric motor can be adjusted individually within very small margins, and could allow for switching between all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and front-wheel drive. The aerodynamics of the prototype allow it to get up to 2,600 lbf (12 kN) of downforce. Regenerative braking is achieved through an electric booster system, accompanied by ABS and stability control to optimize the braking system. The electric prototype also contains Brembo brakes like the Ford Mustang GT4 racecar. The public debut will occur at a NASCAR race, serving as a test-bed for new materials.[29]

Mustang Mach-E GT[edit]

In December 2021 New York City announced it was buying 184 Mustang Mach-E SUVs as emergency vehicles. During 2022 these vehicles would replace gasoline-powered cars already in use. This model could accelerate from zero to 60 in 3.8 seconds and had a range of 270 miles.[30]


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.[31][32]

On July 9, 2021, Paul Clifton, Kevin Booker, and Fergal McGrath set a Guinness World Record by driving from John O'Groats to Land's End. They covered the 840 miles (1,350 km) route with three charges. Later, a team consisting of Booker, McGrath, and Adam Wood beat this record with one charge stop of 43 minutes 13 seconds, gaining an additional two Guinness World Records.[33]


Unlike the ICE Mustang models, the Mach-E is not assembled in the United States. Rather, the final assembly point is Cuautitlán Assembly in Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico.[1] According to former Ford CEO Jim Hackett, assembling the vehicle in Mexico allows 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, some production may be moved there.

In February 2021, Ford announced that the vehicle would be produced in China by the Changan Ford joint venture for the Chinese domestic market in order to penetrate the nation's electric vehicle market.[34]

In April of 2022, Ford stopped accepting new orders for the 2022 model year Mustang Mach E due to its popularity. The brand has not yet announced when it will begin accepting orders for the 2023 model year Mustang Mach-E.

In June 2022, the CFO of Ford Motor announced that the profitability of the Mustang Mach-E has been wiped out due to increases in the cost of raw materials.[35]

Significant Recalls[edit]

In May of 2022, Ford initiated a select recall for 2021 Mach-E AWD models over "an issue with unintended acceleration, deceleration, and/or a loss of power" resulting from functional safety software failing to detect a software error during operation leading to unintended acceleration, unintended deceleration, or a loss of drive power.[36]


In 2021, the Mustang Mach-E won Car and Driver's first "EV of the Year" award. It was up against 10 other vehicles including three Tesla models, Audi e-tron, Volvo XC40 Recharge, and Porsche Taycan.[37] All vehicles were tested on how far they could travel at 70 miles-per-hour, performance tests, subjective feel tests on public roads and finally a 1,000 mile road trip from Michigan to Virginia and back. The magazine stated that: "The Mach-E has the driving dynamics and design to push new buyers past mere acceptance of EVs to excitement." They also made note of the premium materials and build quality in their scoring.[38]


Year U.S.[39] Europe[40]
2020 3
2021 27,140 23,054


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