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Ford Launches Mustang Mach-E

First all-electric vehicle from Ford to deliver up to 300 miles of range…

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Ford has launched its first all-electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E, marking the expansion of the Mustang lineup for the first time in 55 years.

The SUV, which will be available in both a base and Mach-E Performance and GT versions, will deliver up to 300 miles of range when it arrives in late 2020.

It is expected to go head-to-head with Tesla’s soon-to-be-released Model Y.

Developed in a century-old brick building a few blocks away from Henry Ford’s first factory in Detroit, Ford brought the Mustang Mach-E to life through a development process concentrated entirely on customer needs and desires.

The result is a SUV that delivers “spirited” ride and handling, with state-of-the-art connected vehicle technology.

“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer.

“People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle – and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of this in unmatched style.”

Multiple powertrain and battery configurations are offered, with the Mach-E targeting 332 (247 kW) horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque, and the GT models delivering an estimated 459 horsepower (342 kW) and 612 lb.-ft. (830 Nm) of torque.

Mustang Mach-E will be available in both standard-range (75.7 kWh) and extended-range (98.8 kWh), which has a targeted EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles in rear-wheel-drive configuration.

A reservation site has been launched, requiring a $500 deposit, featuring a limited edition extended-range all-wheel drive Mach-E model with red painted brake calipers, metallic pedal covers, contrasting seat stitching and a scuff plate.

Mach-E GT reservations are also available although deliveries will not begin until spring 2021.

Photo: Ford

Photo: Ford

Photo: Ford

Photo: Ford

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of e-racing365. Dagys, who launched the industry-leading Sportscar365 in 2013, spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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    Chris Llana

    November 18, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    The VW ID.4 — a 300 hp AWD crossover — will also join the Tesla Model Y and the Ford Mach-E in offering alternatives (and competition) to the fossil counterparts on the market. The publicity surrounding these three new crossovers (all built on dedicated electric platforms) should substantially increase demand for electric cars to the detriment of fossils. The real head-to-head competition in the coming years will be EV versus fossil; the expanding EV market will give room for all three of these new electric models to thrive.

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