The Ford Mustang Mach-E is due out at the end of this year and will be the newest contender to challenge the absolute dominance that Tesla has had in the electric car market thus far. Yes, a few electric cars from legacy automakers have already made their debuts. But they couldn’t really go mano-e-mano with Elon Musk’s electric automaker. Will Ford’s Mustang Mach-E be any different?
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The Mustang Mach-E will be Ford’s first modern purpose-built electric car (we know the Ford Focus Electric existed, but we can’t count compliance cars). Much to the ire of die-hard muscle-car Ford fans, the Mustang Mach-E takes its name from the legendary Mustang Mach 1. However, instead of a growling muscle car, it’s a silent electric crossover.
Nevertheless, Ford is still using its most iconic nameplate for its new electric crossover. This demonstrates how much they’re invested in this upcoming vehicle launch and (hopefully) it’s a real opportunity to kickstart a new chapter in Detroit.
The Mustang Mach-E will be available in a multitude of different trim levels offering a variety of ranges and performance metrics. The base model is the “Standard” model and will start at $43,895 with a range of 210-230 miles and a 0-60 time of low 6 sec. to mid 5 sec. — depending on whether you get a single motor or dual-motor. The chart-topping version is the “GT” which should start at around $60,500 boasting a range of 235 miles and a 0-60 time of mid 3 sec.
Note: these specifications are still not 100% set in stone as many of them are “targeted” but we do expect final specs to fall in line (or hover closely) with these targets provided at the time this article was published.
If we can assume that Ford will be successful in achieving these specifications for their production variants of the vehicle, then the Mach-E will end up coming up short in most “face-offs” with its biggest competitor, the Tesla Model Y. Nevertheless, it will be somewhat close in a few areas.