Ford is now accepting pre-orders for the new Mustang Mach-E which was launched with great fanfare in November 2019.
It’s a pure EV and appears on paper to be a close competitor to the Jaguar i-Pace, apart from on price which is considerably cheaper. Part coupe, part SUV, Ford calls the vehicle a “sleek, beautiful SUV that delivers spirited ride and handling, with state-of-the-art connected vehicle technology”. With Ford’s reputation for making great handling vehicles we’d be surprised if this doesn’t give the big cat a run for its money.
- Batteries – standard-range (75 kWh) and extended-range (98 kWh)
- Range up to 370+ miles /600 km in RWD configuration
- RWD and 4WD versions
- Performance GT version 0-60 in <5 sec
- Rapid charging up to 150kW
- Priced from £40,270 🙂
Ford reckons that the 150kW fastest charging capability adds driving range of up to 93km or 57miles within a 10 minutes charge, which does sound plausible.
The interior looks suitably hi-tech and modern to our eyes, with a large 15.5in LCD which is now becoming the standard. There is also a small screen behind the steering wheel, so it’s not the full Model-3-minimal experience. The jury is still out on that. Ford describes the interior as “a fusion of sleek, modern design and smart functionality” and is also promising a “distinct sensory experience”.
Features include custom-designed vehicle responsiveness such as sportier steering controls, ambient lighting, “sounds tuned for an authentic all-electric experience”, and “dynamic cluster animations” Looking forward to some of those! Borrowing another approach from Tesla you’ll be able to use your phone as the key.
Deliveries are expected to start in late 2020 and Ford is now beginning to look like an EV player, promising 14 electrified vehicles (EV or PHEV) by the end of the year.