Ford Mustang Mach-E
The Mustang Mach-E has generated enormous interest and in the last year Ford has built more Mustang Mach-Es at the car’s plant in Mexico than it has ‘proper’ Mustangs in Michigan. In the grand scheme of things, it is a small scalp, but if Ford can reach its EV prediction of four in every 10 cars sold by 2030, it may also prove a meaningful one.
Mustang Mach-E at a glance
As is typically the case with premium EVs, the Mach-E line-up is layered by the size of the battery and the numbers of motors. Heading the line-up is the AWD Extended Range model, which makes roughly as much power as a Mk3 Focus RS and delivers it to the ground via an electric motor on each axle.
It’s possible to have the Extended Range Mach-E solely in rear-drive guise and along with their larger, 99kWh battery pack, these models can rapid charge at up to 150kW. The Standard Range Mach-Es are limited to 115kW, a 76kWh battery pack and less range.
The ability to travel a reasonable distance on a single charge is often uppermost in the minds of potential customers, and particularly those who aren’t used to their car being solely reliant on all-electric power.
Standard equipment is generous with a substantial 15.5-inch, portrait-style touchscreen given pride of place at the centre of the dash, while other creature comforts include heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a smartphone charging pad, adaptive cruise control and front and rear parking sensors.
If you decide to upgrade to the AWD Extended Range version, or even the limited-run First Edition spec, then you’ll not want for much. A ten-speaker B&O audio system is thrown in, along with a panoramic glass roof, a powered tailgate and an Active Park Assist function.
Ford’s next-generation SYNC infotainment system uses machine learning to fully customize each driver’s experience—currently it supports three driver profiles and one guest. The 2021 Mustang Mach-E runs the software through a vertically mounted 15.5-inch touchscreen that allows for easy access to the system’s array of apps and features. A benefit of the system is that Ford will roll out over-the-air updates over time, constantly improving the system and adding new content. Top features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.