Ford's first mass-market all-electric vehicle, the electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, has now been revealed. Let's talk more about Ford's fully electric crossover below.
The Mach-E designed and named after the company's iconic pony car. The Mach-E also pays homage to the "Mach 1" car, a high-performance Mustang of the past. It first appeared at the Detroit Auto Show in 2018. Since then, there have been almost two full years of speculation about what precisely this first mass-market electric vehicle was going to be.
It wasn't until recently that Ford started talking about how the vehicle was going to be Mustang-inspired. Finally, about a week or so ago, the OEM announced it was also going to be a Mustang.
Specs and Trim
Slated to be the second Mustang ever, and it's going to be electric. It is considered a pretty radical move for Ford. The OEM announced five different versions of the Mustang Mach-E; and all of them go across an entire array of price, range, performance: Select, Premium, California Route 1, First Edition, and the GT.
Mach-E GT is an AWD beast than can go to 0 to 60 in a little over four seconds, holding true to the Mustang badge. This is accomplished with an estimated 459 HP and 612 Lb.-Ft of torque.
We should also note that the Mustang Mach-E's battery located under the floor of the car allows for maximum cargo and passenger space. Ford teamed up Electrify America, which lets the Mach-E access a large network of electric vehicle chargers that enables you to go further. This car is going to be able to charge up to 150 kilowatts depending on trim and model.
Let's get into the interior. Unlike its exterior, the inside of the Mach-E has little in common with the regular Mustang. The streamlined dashboard hosts an attractive digital gauge cluster, and the centerpiece is a vertically mounted touchscreen. A floating, flip-up armrest on the center console allows storage between the front-seat passengers. Many slick features include the customizable ambient interior lighting, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless charging, a panoramic sunroof, and more.
The Mach-E sets itself apart from the trend of digital clusters among newer electric cars. It's horizontal, slender and it just presents only the necessary information that you need: speed, and the driving mode, among everything else. There's a driver monitoring system just above the steering wheel equipped the second version of its Co-Pilot 360 advanced driver assistance system, and which will eventually allow for hands-free highway driving.
The whole deal here is to give Mustang-style performance with the choice of having everyone join in the ride.
Another detail to note about the Mach-E is there are no traditional door handles. There are buttons on the B-pillars and C-pillars that you push that pop the doors open. Another upcoming feature is letting you unlock the vehicle with just your smartphone.
Here are all the things we know about the newly unveiled Mach-E. Are you looking for more SUVs? Or Mustangs? Call us at 780-986-2929 or visit us at DK Ford and talk with our Ford specialists about our current selection of SUVs and Mustangs or get on our waiting list for the new 2021 Mach-E!