Several variants are available with a battery capacity of up to 98.8 kWh.
Ford is placing a big bet on EVs with the launch of the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. This vehicle seems to be targeted directly at the Tesla Model Y.
While virtually all of the specs for the Mach-E leaked out ahead of schedule, there are still some new details worth exploring. Additionally, we have plenty of images to share now and some unique new graphics on the Mach-E too.
***UPDATES: The Ford Mustang Mach-E is eligible for Ford’s discounted pricing. Additionally, some dealers report a high volume of orders incoming for the Mach-E. Gallery: 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E
When it arrives in late 2020, the Mustang Mach-E will be available with standard and extended-range battery options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors. Equipped with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive, Mach-E has a targeted EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles. That’s right up there in Model Y territory.
According to the leaked info, the Select trim level will be the cheapest, starting at $43,895. The First Edition – a limited run launch trim – will start at
$ 59,900. For your money, you’ll get a choice of three exterior colors, including the “ exclusive Grabber Blue Metallic body color, along with “unique interior contrast stitching, First Edition scuff plates, brushed aluminum pedals, and red brake calipers.” The top trim level is GT, which will set you back $60,500. Power
Straight from Ford, the Mach-E surprisingly gets compared to some Porsches:
Mach-E is targeting 332 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque – with the standard all-wheel-drive variation targeting quicker times to 60 mph than the base Porsche Macan series. Ford also will offer two special performance versions. The GT is targeting 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds, making it faster off the line than a Porsche Macan Turbo3. The GT Performance Edition, meanwhile, is targeting a comparable 0-60 mph in the mid-3-second range to a Porsche 911 GTS. Both GT configurations are targeting an estimated 342 kW (459 horsepower) and 830 Nm (612 lb.-ft.) of torque. Battery
There will be two battery options, with the largest one almost touching 100 kWh.
Mustang Mach-E will be available in both standard-range (75.7 kWh lithium-ion battery) and extended-range (98.8 kWh battery), which has a targeted EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles in rear-wheel-drive configuration. These advanced batteries feature 288 lithium-ion cells in the standard-range version and 376 lithium-ion cells in the extended-range. Designed for ease of manufacturing, the battery is located on the floor between the vehicle’s two axles – and tested at temperatures as extreme as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The batteries are secured inside a waterproof battery case surrounded by crash-absorption protection. They are liquid-cooled to optimize performance in extreme weather and to improve charging times. Level 2 Charging As electric vehicle owners do 80 percent of their charging at home, Ford offers a Ford Connected Charging station that can add an estimated average range of 32 miles per charging hour on a 240V outlet, based on extended-range, rear-wheel-drive configuration. The Ford mobile charger, included with the vehicle, can add an estimated average range of 22 miles per charging hour on a 240V outlet. Fast Charging
The Mach-E charges relatively quickly, but it’s not a standout in this area. Per Ford:
With peak charging rate of 150 kW, the Mustang Mach-E with an extended battery and rear-wheel drive can add an estimated average of 47 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes while charging on a DC fast charging station. The standard-range Mustang Mach-E is estimated to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in approximately 38 minutes while charging on a DC fast charging station.
Reservations for the Mustang Mach-E open now, As Ford explains:
Customers can now visit the Mustang Mach-E reservation site to make a $500 reservation deposit. A limited First Edition will be available in extended-range all-wheel drive, with red-painted brake calipers, metallic pedal covers, contrasting seat stitching and a scuff plate marked First Edition. Those looking for the thrill of the Mach-E GT can make reservations now for deliveries starting in spring 2021.
Take a look at capacities, interior volume and more unique details in the graphics below:
Additional information in the press release below.
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