The New Ford Electric Mustang Mach-E
10 December 2019
Last month, Ford unveiled a Ford Mustang like nothing we’ve ever seen before: the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The new Mustang is an all-electric SUV, marking the start of a whole new era for the famous Ford sports car. Here is everything you need to know about the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Ready for the limelight
The Mustang Mach-E is a car that was always going to steal the show. Announced at the Los Angeles Motor Show, a glitzy event attended by Hollywood names such as Idris Elba, it took centre stage from the moment it was unveiled. The vehicle has been highly anticipated ahead of the official announcement, and appears to live up to the very high expectations placed on it by experts in the automotive industry.
The future is electric
An all-electric Mustang might come as a surprise to those familiar with the name, which is synonymous with American muscle cars. But, as Ford’s European president Stuart Rowley has stressed, the Ford company’s focus is firmly on electrification. With the entire automotive industry moving towards an electrified future, the Mustang Mach-E is pushing the boundaries of what we can expect and could well be a game-changer for the brand.
A new Ford EV platform
The Mustang Mach-E is built on a brand new electric vehicle platform, which is an upgraded version of the platform used for the new Ford Focus and the new Ford Kuga. It will come in a choice of two battery sizes and three power outputs. The premium version will be able to accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than seven seconds, while the other two can do the same in under eight seconds. The WLTP range of the new Mach-E varies from between 280 miles to 335 miles, depending on the version.
Inspired by its heritage
While the Mach-E may mark the start of a new era for the Ford Mustang name, it’s not leaving its heritage behind. The new Mustang Mach-E takes inspiration from the muscle cars that bore the same name in both its styling and performance. Its name was even inspired by the first generation Mustang’s Mach 1 variant. Others way in which the Mustang’s heritage lives on can be seen in the badge, the front and rear lights, and in several lines along the body work.
As you might expect with a premium electric vehicle, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is packed with technological conveniences. One of the stand out features of the new Mustang Mach-E is the lack of door handles. In their place, the Mach-E has buttons which open the doors electronically. These can be activated by the owner’s smartphones, which act as keys for the Mach-E, or via a keyboard that is built into the B-pillar. On the inside, you’ll find a built-in soundbar for a premium audio experience and a vertically mounted 15.5 inch touchscreen display. This display uses a new Sync 4 operating system to control many of the car’s systems and keep you connected at all times.