In what appears to be less of a move to join the emerging EV war and more of a parting shot at Tesla, Ford have officially unveiled their own take on the electric market with the release of the Mustang-badged Mach-E.
Taking cues from the Tesla Model X, the Mach-E is an all-electric performance EV that inherits its design characteristics from Ford’s classic Mustang. Bearing the prancing pony on its bonnet, the blue oval’s newest addition is set to arrive in 2020.
The Mach-E is set to retail in a price bracket ranging from $44,000 to over $60,000 USD.
For that figure, buyers will get a package that arrives with two lithium-ion battery pack options. The first is a standard range, with an additional extended range version.
The standard-range version uses a 75.7-kilowatt-hour, 288-cell pack, sending power to a large rear motor, while the extended-range option uses a larger 98.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack with 376 cells, sending power to both a motor at the front axle and rear.
The Mustang Mach-E has a maximum range of up to 300 miles, though this can vary by trim level.
Inside, the car boasts expansive storage space, two heads up displays (one of which is a portrait-mounted infotainment screen) as well as a number of optional extras for additional connectivity – including USB-C charging ports, and wireless charging mats.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk wasted no time congratulating the firm, adding that ‘electric vehicles are the future’.
Congratulations on the Mach E! Sustainable/electric cars are the future!! Excited to see this announcement from Ford, as it will encourage other carmakers to go electric too.