Over the weekend, the Ford Motor Firm launched its latest member of the legendary Mustang household of vehicles: the Ford Mustang Mach E, an electrical SUV. As the one electrical SUV to bear the Mustang identify, it’s one thing of a black sheep within the secure—however like its gas-powered siblings, it’s constructed for efficiency.
Ford claims in a press launch that the GT Efficiency Version of the Mach E will have the ability to attain 60 mph in “the mid-3-second vary,” about the identical as a Jaguar I-Tempo and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Listed here are the small print on the brand new ‘Stang.
The Mach E might be accessible in each all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive configurations, and it comes with both a normal battery that delivers 210-230 miles of vary, relying on the mannequin, or an extended-range battery that’s good for 300 miles of vary in a rear-wheel drive mannequin. In response to Ford, an AWD drive mannequin with the extended-range battery pack can pump out 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft. of torque. In case you actually wish to burn some rubber, go for the Mach E GT or GT Efficiency Version, which churn out 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft. of torque.
With its touchscreens and electrical motors, driving the Mach E might be a distinct expertise than rowing by means of the gears on a classic Mustang. However like every true muscle automotive, the Mach E has presents loads of energy to blow your hair again. Three driving modes can be found, and Ford is asking them Whisper, Engaged, and Unbridled. Toggling between them alters all the pieces from the steering really feel to the ambient inside lighting for a sportier or extra economical drive. In response to The Verge, Ford additionally developed an engine sound for the Mach E the combines the whirr of an electrical motor with the throaty exhaust observe of a great outdated gasoline engine.
The Mach E is designed to work with quite a lot of charging ports, from the outlet in your storage to the newest high-powered EV stations. The Choose model of the Mach E prices at a price of 115kWh at DC fast-charging stations, whereas the remainder of the lineup can cost at 150kWh on a fast-charge hookup. The entire fashions can plug into a normal 120V or 240V outlet, and Ford additionally presents a proprietary charging station that may juice up the batteries even quicker.
How you can Get One
The Mach E Choose begins at $43,895, whereas the GT model begins at $60,500. You may make a refundable $500 deposit now, and autos might be accessible in 2020 and 2021, relying on the mannequin.
[Starting at $43,895; ford.com]
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