Finally, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is here. There is a new addition to Ford’s stable. This is Ford’s take on all-electric, SUV inspired car. This was revealed by the company last Sunday in Los Angeles. The company has the goal of delivering the latest addition to the electric vehicle market.
This time, the company choose to present its new battery-powered utility vehicle which comes at a price that you wouldn’t consider as breaking the bank. Besides very stylish, spacious, and powerful inside, this vehicle will provide you with a plethora of technology that has a direct impact on driving range. You’d be surprised to learn that this wasn’t the plan at first.
A few years ago, this project had the name “another compliance play”. However, according to Jason Castriota, one of the directors at Ford, the company know that it’s not going to be just that. Especially when they saw how struggles of other automakers. If you think about it, there are a lot of companies that offer uninspiring electric vehicles, and they are mainly unprofitable. Just imagine the whole market that consists of vehicles that all look the same.
According to Castriota, Ford’s president Jim Farley predicted some things and decided to shut down the whole program and decided that they want to start again from scratch. However, this didn’t mean that Ford will not make an electric car. In fact, looks like F-150 is going to get an electric variant.
Ford’s global head of product development, Darren Palmer stated that all the staff of the company was fired-up when they decided that they want to change the whole course of the project and turning it to an electric car that’s going to be mustang-inspired. The whole point of Mach-E is the vehicle is going to be wrapped in order to use as much heritage of Mustang as possible. In order to deliver this heritage, the whole chassis of the car was lifted and tires were pushed to each end of the car.
Furthermore, it has strong rear haunches and they are fitted within iconic 3-chamber taillights. The result is a stylish and emotional product, that just happens to be an electric vehicle. We’re excited that we have some kind of future before our eyes. We think that this vehicle represents the future of SUVs. In addition, it consists of a plethora of technology. However, this doesn’t mean that this car is not featuring some of the traditional details that are not present in too many cars these days.
When it comes to innovative elements, you should check out the front trunk. It has five-cubic feet and it is designed just to host one roller luggage. You can fit a lot of messy things in other situations. There is some more luggage space located on the rear sides and they can hold around 29 cubic feet. This one has a lot more interior storage than in an average electric vehicle.
What are the Technical Details of This Vehicle?
Ford invested around $11.5 billion in order to change the architecture of this car into battery-electric. The car has a low center of gravity and the balance of weight distribution is perfect at 50%-50%. When it comes to dimensions, it has 117 inches in wheelbase, which is 2 inches shorter than Explorers. The overall length is around 186 inches.
When it comes to variations of this vehicle, customers will have different levels available to the customers, like Select, Premium, First Edition, and California Route 1. The vehicle will consist of two batteries and both of them are lithium-ion. Also, you’d be happy to know that both of these batteries will have warranties that last for 100,000 or 8 years. Naturally, the driving range of this vehicle will vary based on several factors.
When it comes to powertrains, the base of this car features a rear-mounted electric motor. In addition, you are going to be pleased to hear that 4-corner traction is available. If we are talking about GT variants, you should know that they feature a big electric motor at every edge of the vehicle in order to provide that maximum punch.
If we want to talk about the speed, we would like to point out that it could turn up to be as fast as Porsche Macan Turbo. GT performance edition will offer acceleration that can be compared to 911 GTS and can reach up to 60 miles per hour. One of the best things about this car is the noise that it creates. In order to describe it as best as we can, we are going to quote Palmer who stated that this car doesn’t produce any “fake sounds” while it works.
Lots of Room and Huge Screen
One of the highlights of this car is an infotainment screen. You’ll be happy to hear that the screen is 15.5 inches long and it has some kind of special control knob that’s physical. At first, the company planned to have a screen that was only 12 inches big. Thankfully, they’ve decided that these 12 inches are just not going to be enough.
We are talking about a touch screen panel that is home to an infotainment system that’s brand new and is unnamed at the moment. Even though it wasn’t stated by the company, we are presuming that it could be a member of the Sync 4 family. For those who don’t know, this is the newest generation of Ford’s multimedia system.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Availability and Pricing
It is not certain what the response of Mustang’s fans is going to be. However, we are pretty certain that they are not going to be without emotions when they see the price, design, and all of the features. When it comes to price, it is not certain because the company hides it from the public, but we can presume that it is going to be between $40,000 to $50,000. You can be sure that this vehicle is going to be cheaper than a variety of cars that have similar features like Audi-E-Tron, Tesla 3, or Jaguar I-Pace.