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.