Ford Mustang Mach-E

Discussion in 'Mustang Mach-E' started by nigels, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. nigels

    nigels Member

    I never expected Ford to make a big splash in the EV space with a Tesla-taunting SUV, especially not one with Mustang branding. Prices range from US $43,895 for the Select trim to $60,500 for the performance-oriented GT.

    https://media.ford.com/content/ford...9/11/17/all-electric-ford-mustang-mach-e.html

    Distilling the marketing hype, there will be RWD and AWD versions in standard and long range versions:

    RWD Standard: 75.7kW, 230 mile range, 0-60 low-6 seconds
    AWD Standard: 75.7kW, 210 mile range, 0-60 mid-5 seconds
    [you lose 20 miles of range for AWD, but get better acceleration with the same power]

    RWD Extended: 98.8kW, 300 mile range, 0-60 mid-6 seconds
    AWD Extended: 98.8kW, 270 mile range, 0-60 mid-5 seconds

    AWD is a $2,700 premium over RWD.
    Extended range battery costs $5,000 over the Standard range.

    The performance oriented GT comes with AWD and the extended range battery, but gives up some range (250 versus 270 miles), but gains performance of 0-60 in under 4 seconds.

    If Ford can deliver on this, it could be an interesting Tesla competitor.

    Have fun exploring the specifications with the pre-order configurator:
    https://www.ford.com/buy/mach-e/build-and-price.html#/model

    Note also the announcement of the FordPass charging network. It looks like they're (partially?) partnering with Electrify America.
     
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  2. apu

    apu Well-Known Member

    Wow that is 60K US for a first edition or nearly 80K Canadian, a little too rich for me plus I swore off Fords with the last low quality vehicle they sold me. I hope they do well nonetheless.
     
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  3. EnerG

    EnerG Active Member

    Did you mean RWD rather than FWD?

    Nice car though. I think it will poke a stick in the eyes of many EV haters.
     
  4. nigels

    nigels Member

    Good catch. Yes, it's RWD. I fixed my post.
     
  5. blakehaas

    blakehaas Member

    Pretty expensive. Even higher than model y.
     
  6. nigels

    nigels Member

    The base model (RWD, Standard battery) MSRP is $43,895 which is mid-way between the price of a Kona Electric Limited and Ultimate in the U.S. That Mach-E has less range than the Kona we get in NA though.
     
  7. blakehaas

    blakehaas Member

    It has no heated seats and 230 miles range.
     
  8. DelRider

    DelRider Member

    I dig it! Good on Ford. I bet if you put some non-traditional Mustang buyers (those who will consider something less than 5 Liter GT) in a good Ford EV you'd get sales a fair percentage of the time. The performance is there, all it's missing is the sweet V8 burble that some, understandingly I'd say, just really desire. For the rest of us, the more EVs in the market the better. Although I am really looking forward to see what the new VW EV's have to offer in a year or two, I'd cross-shop the Ford for sure.
     
  9. Jamas

    Jamas Active Member

    A little too steep for my budget, but given that I own some Ford stock, I hope they do really well.
     
  10. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    No mention of heating type that I can find (US or CDN site)
     
  11. ericy

    ericy Active Member

    They could use VESS to emulate the sound of a V8.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Inside EVs mobile app
     
  12. Gjpzee

    Gjpzee Member

    It looks like Ford is following the path of Tesla with the OTA software updates. I wish the Kona had could have its software updated similarly, at least to improve existing features such as LKA if not add new features..
     
  13. SkookumPete

    SkookumPete Well-Known Member

    'And while EVs are known for being somewhat silent, Ford says it worked hard to give the Mustang Mach-E its own unique growl. After benchmarking everything from the Batmobile from the Christian Bale-era movies, to vehicles from Blade Runner, to the noises from all the teams’ cars in all-electric racing series Formula E, Ford says it created 30 unique sound profiles for the Mustang Mach-E. The company then focus grouped those sounds around the world, and ultimately settled on a “throaty acceleration note” that sounds more like an internal combustion engine than I expected.'

    Fortunately, this nonsense can be turned off.

    https://www.theverge.com/transporta...-e-electric-suv-specs-price-la-auto-show-2019
     
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  14. DelRider

    DelRider Member

    -comment deleted- I started to write my agreement. The more I thought about it, the more....I dunno how silly I really think it is. EV sounds and vibrations are almost a blank canvas. The performance is there. If someone wants to paint over it a throaty V-8, or steam engine which is piped into the cabin, sounds kinda fun, actually. Add to that some electronic wizardry to give the feel of the thumping ICE and maybe you'd get a few more converts who enjoy the chameleon like qualities that EV's have to offer. The point is to give people what they like to increase EV adoption. So is it silly? I'm not as sure as I first thought I was......
     
  15. SkookumPete

    SkookumPete Well-Known Member

    Fake engine sounds on the interior sound system are nothing new. We can only hope that this is what Ford is talking about. I just find it sad that people are so addicted to noise that it has to be offered as a selling point.
     
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  16. XtsKonaTrooper

    XtsKonaTrooper Active Member

    Next will be the Ford F10 E. LOL
     
  17. victor_2019

    victor_2019 Active Member

    the battery capacity is kWh not kW
     
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  18. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    This link helps explain distinction for those who might need guidance
    https://www.energylens.com/articles/kw-and-kwh
    "kWh is a measure of energy, whilst kW is a measure of power":)
     
  19. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    The "Mach-E" sounds like a good name for a BEV with good acceleration.

    But slapping a "Mustang" badge on a CUV that's so non-sporty that you can't even do a tire burnout... that's just cheapening the famous "Mustang" brand. Ford should be castigated for that sin! They should have waited until they wanted to sell a BEV sports car before using the "Mustang" badge.
    :oops:
     
  20. nigels

    nigels Member

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