Ford Mustang Mach-E: Here’s What We Know
With the new Ford Mustang Mach E, one of America’s legacy automakers borrows a bit from its legendary past while steering toward a bold future. The innovative all-electric vehicle won’t hit the streets until later this year. But, there’s already plenty of excitement and conversation about it.
Ford was one of the early innovators in the automotive industry over a century ago, of course, and the company is trying its best to change with the times to remain a leader.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E is part sports car and part SUV, and it’s all-electric. It promises plenty in terms of performance. Stylistically this crossover EV retains some of the sleek and smooth design elements that have been turning heads since the first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line almost 60 years ago.
What We Know About the Mustang Mach E
By christening the new line of vehicles with the prestigious Mustang name and attaching the iconic galloping horse badge, Ford puts a lot at stake.
The company hopes to retain its loyal fan base while attracting a new generation of more environmentally conscious drivers. And the unspoken goal is to offer something innovative and flashy enough to compete with Tesla’s likes.
The name of the Ford Mustang Mach E also harkens back specifically to the Ford Mustang Mach-1, a revved-up muscle car version of the Mustang that came along in 1968, which was four years after the Mustang’s first appearance.
The new version is more of a passenger vehicle. It’s designed to seat five, and it offers abundant storage space, but it still packs plenty of power.
Try these numbers on for size:
- The base Ford Mustang Mach E prices at just under $44,000 before tax credits. $51,700 for the Premium model and $61,600 for the sportier GT.
- It has mighty horsepower of over 450 and a travel range of up to 300 miles on a single charge.
- If you’re into speed, how does an acceleration of 0 to 60 at around 3.6 seconds sound?
For those who want more technical details, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E will be available with either a standard-range (75.7 kWh) battery or an extended-range (98.9 kWh) battery pack power and an electric motor that’s mounted on the rear or both axles.
The GT model is the one that maxes out at 459 horsepower and claims a torque of 612 lb. feet.
Mustang Mach E Community Forums
As you can imagine, there’s been lots of buzz and chatter about the Ford Mustang Mach E. It’s a progressive leap forward for the venerable automaker.
In a handful of online forums devoted to the Ford Mustang Mach E, some are clearly impressed while others are not so much.
Some on the forums have taken aim at Ford for daring to give the Mustang name to a dowdy SUV. Others have debated the merits of the battery packs and charging systems.
In contrast, some have discussed the new car’s innovative or stylistic features:
- Its fast-charging capabilities.
- A 16-inch “tablet style” computer monitor.
- The continually updating satellite navigation system and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.
One of the more unusual features is a washable and drainable 5-cubic-feet storage compartment. Located in the front, it can be used to store muddy items after hiking. The compartment keeps food and drinks cool, as well.
A video ad promoting the Ford Mustang Mach E somewhat comically shows groups of young folks gathered around it and dipping in for a handful of boiled shrimp and chicken wings.
Mach E Club
One particular online forum, the Mach E Club, is a virtual treasure trove of information.
It details information going back to the initial speculation on what the car would look like and educated speculation on how it might pressure Chevy into coming up with an e-Corvette to rival the new-generation Mustang.
The Mach E Club discussion site is highly entertaining. It’s also an excellent resource for those wanting to find in-depth reviews from drivers who have actually taken the Ford Mustang Mach E for a spin.
This is an exciting time for the car industry, and the introduction of the Ford Mustang Mach E is a game-changer is many ways.
It promises some of the latest and greatest innovations in the electric vehicle industry. It will likely appeal to the baby boomer generation who associate the Mustang with good times from days gone by.
With no internal combustion engine, drivers may not experience that familiar Mustang growl. However, they won’t be leaving any harmful emissions behind, either.
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