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[2] battery-electric crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
Layout
PlatformFord GE1
Powertrain
Power output198–342 kW (266–459 hp; 269–465 PS)
Battery68–88 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)[3]
Height1,600 mm (63.0 in)
Curb weight≥ 1,993 kg (4,394 lb)[4]

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is an upcoming five-door electric crossover SUV produced by Ford.[5] The vehicle was introduced on November 17, 2019, and is expected to go on sale in late 2020 as a 2021 model.[6]

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.[7]

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 68 kWh battery producing 266 hp or a 88 kWh extended battery producing 290 hp. Both battery packs have a claimed 0-60 mph time of under seven seconds and an EPA range of around 210 and 300 miles respectively. [8]

A dual-motor all-wheel-drive version is also offered with either the same 68 kWh battery producing 266 horsepower, or the 88 kWh extended battery producing 346 horsepower. Both versions have a claimed 0-60 mph time of under six seconds, with estimated EPA ranges of 210 and 270 miles. [8]

An all-wheel-drive GT trim is offered with the 88kWh pack, producing 459 horsepower, a targeted 0-60 time in the mid-3 second range, and a targeted driving range of 250 miles. [8]

Charging is available via an AC home charger or DC fast chargers at up to 150 kW. [8]

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.[9]

Specifications[edit]

Specifications[10][8]
Battery Standard Range (68kWh) 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) $43,895 $50,600 $46,595 $53,300 $55,600 $52,400 $58,300 $59,900 $60,500
Availability Late 2020 Late 2020/Limited Quantity Late Summer 2021
Range (EPA) 230 miles (370 km) 210 miles (338 km) 300 miles (483 km) 270 miles (435 km) 250 miles (402 km)
Acceleration
0–60 mph (0–97 km/h)
Low-6 seconds Mid-5 seconds Mid-6 seconds Mid-5 seconds Mid-3 seconds
Power Output 266 hp (270 PS; 198 kW) 290 hp (294 PS; 216 kW) 346 hp (351 PS; 258 kW) 459 hp (465 PS; 342 kW)
Peak Torque 317 lb.- ft. 428 lb.- ft. 317 lb.- ft. 428 lb.-ft. TBA
Top Speed
111 mph (179 km/h)
124 mph (200 km/h)
DC Fast Charge (DCFC) Speed
Up to 115kW
Up to 150kW
Cargo Space 64.4 cu ft (1,824 L) max volume with rear seats folded, rear trunk, and front trunk ("frunk"). (59.6 cuft including rear trunk + 4.8 cuft frunk)

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.[11][12]

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.[13]

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. ^ http://abc7ny.com/automotive/ford-unveils-all-electric-mustang-compact-suv/5704814/
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Rendell, Julian (April 3, 2020). "Ford Mustang Mach-E: UK prices and specs confirmed". Autocar. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  5. ^ Cole, Craig (November 17, 2019). "2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV officially revealed". Roadshow by CNET. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Hoffman, Connor (November 17, 2019). "2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Will Please EV Fans, Perplex Mustang Loyalists". Car and Driver. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ a b c d e "2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Technical Specifications" (PDF). ford.com. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "2021 Ford® Mustang Mach-E SUV | All-Electric & Exhilarating". Ford Motor Company. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "Ford Mach-E Build and Price". www.ford.com. Ford. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  11. ^ Smith, Christopher (November 4, 2019). "Ford Hires Idris Elba To Help Launch Mustang-Inspired EV Crossover". Motorsport Network. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  12. ^ Hoffman, Connor (November 4, 2019). "Ford and Idris Elba Partnering to Promote New Mustang-Inspired Electric Crossover". Car and Driver. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  13. ^ 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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