2021 Mustang Mach E: Ford’s First All-Electric Crossover
2021 Mustang Mach E is Ford’s first all-electric crossover available with two battery options with a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive variant. Can provide a range of 300 miles or 483 km.
- First All-Electric cross-over from Ford
- Available in two battery options with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.
- The base variant can produce up to 332 HP and 565 Nm of torque. Top GT Variant produces up to 459 HP and 828 Nm of torque.
- Base Variant with an extended battery pack and rear-wheel drive can provide a range of 300 miles or 483 Km.
- Deliveries will start in showrooms by the end of 2020.
The 2021 Mustang Mach E is Ford’s first all-electric crossover which is inspired by the automaker’s most potent and recognisable car “The Mustang“. Although it may have a similar name and design cues like its fire breathing sibling the all-electric Mach E is a completely different car. Comes two battery options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and can provide a range of 300miles or 483km with an extended battery pack and rear-wheel drive as an option. Other features include modern-day creature comfort and the latest infotainment options by Ford and most importantly there is room for 5 passengers and ample storage space. While purists may hate this EV, but Ford is working for the future as SUVs and Electric Vehicles are the next options in the coming years for the Automotive Industry and with the Mustang name they expect to get people interested and sell some when deliveries will start by the end of 2020
Design and Dimensions
The initial design for the brand’s first all-electric SUV was similar to the Ford Edge. But to make a market impact and compete with EV Gaint like Tesla, Ford opted for Mustang-inspired design cues for this SUV and it seems like a success. Ford claims the Mach E’s CG is lower than any other Ford SUV and is one of the best handling SUVs they have ever made.
As claimed by Ford the Mach E handles like the gas Mustang and all thanks to its clever design. The Mach E’s headlights designs is very close to the on 2020 Mustang and in also in the back tri-bar LED taillights. Also to make it more appealing Ford directly integrated the original Mustang badge on the front grille, also can be found on the steering wheel, the wheel center caps, and on the rear hatch of the base model. Seems like they really want to let people know what they are up to.
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is a five-passenger SUV or crossover available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive versions. Dimension wise it has a 117-inch long wheelbase and is 186 inches long with that it slots between Ford Escape and Edge in length but has a much longer wheelbase than both. But it has a lower ground clearance for a crossover, all these for better performance and it ranges from 5.7 inches to 5.3 inches for Base Variant Select and GT Variant respectively. In terms of cargo space, it has two trunks, one at the rear and the other at the front, this helped it to have a total capacity of 59.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
2021 Mustang Mach E Variants and Pricing
The All-Electric SUV is available in five variants with each model having the option for an extended battery pack (except the base Standard variant) and both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options. Below are the variants wise pricing f or the models with standard kits.
- Select: $44,995 or Rs 32,95,712.77 Lakh
- Premium: $51,700 or Rs 37,86,828.54 Lakh
- California Route 1: $53,500 or Rs 39,18,671.70 Lakh
- First Edition: $61,000 or Rs 44,68,018.20 Lakh
- GT: $61,600 or Rs 45,11,965.92 Lakh
Drivetrain and Performance
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is available with two battery pack options, a standard-range (75.7 kWh) battery or an extended-range (98.8 kWh). These powers an electric motor mounted on the rear axles. But the Standard variant doesn’t come with an extended range battery pack but you can opt for rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive options while the California Route 1 variant comes with extended battery range and rear-wheel drive option only.
All the variants come standard with regenerative braking for better range and performance on the go.
The Premium model is available with the option of standard or extended-range battery packs and rear- or all-wheel drive, while the First Edition comes only with all-wheel drive and the extended-range battery as standard. The battery packs are placed under the floor and powers the permanent magnet synchronous motors across all variants.
Power ranges from as low as 255 HP and 415 NM of torque for the standard-range models to 332 HP and 565 Nm of torque for the AWD extended-range models. While rear-wheel-drive-only higher-performance GT will make a healthy 459 HP and 828 NM of torque.
With that much power, Ford claims that Mach-E can go from 0-100kmph in less than 4 seconds. The Mach-E wheel sizes range from 18 to 20 inches and will have options for adaptive dampers for better ride comfort and performance.
Charging Time and Range
Every Mustang Mach E SUV comes with a standard onboard charger that can give a range of 22 miles per charging hour using a 120-volt outlet and 80% of charge overnight with a 240-volt outlet. Each variant is also equipped with a fast-charging capability which will be able to give it 32 miles of range per charging hour. The charging station can be ordered online. Ford also claims that it is going to have the largest charging network in the US than any other automakers (Larger than Tesla).
As claimed by Ford the EPA estimated range of Mach E starts at 210 miles for the standard-range battery back and all-wheel drive variant and can go up to high as 300 miles for the extended-range battery on the rear-wheel-drive variant.
2021 Mustang Mach E Drive Modes
The Mustang Mach E comes equipped with 3 drive modes, Whisper, Engage, and Unbridled. Each mode has its own settings from interior graphics to steering feel, throttle response and even the sound that the motors make.
Whisper Mode as the name suggests is for calm, easy driving offering more range. Things start getting interesting when you switch to Engage Mode, it offers more balance driving condition with the steering become tighter and offers better throttle response, also the interior graphics in the cluster changes and the motor becomes more vocal. The Unbridle mode is the most aggressive with much steering feel and aggressive throttle response with a much louder and sweet-sounding EV whine.
Interior and Comfort
Unlike the exterior the interior of the Mustang Mach E totally different from the Gas Mustang. Since the batteries are under the floor it offers better passenger and cargo space. Has much modern take on the dashboard with all the digital gauges and the large 15.5″ vertically mounted infotainment screen which comes with Ford’s latest next-generation SYNC infotainment system for a better personalised experience, also comes with Apple Carplay and Andriod Auto as standard. Other interior features include a large panoramic sunroof, Bang & Olufsen audio system, customizable ambient lighting, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, wireless charging, air ioniser and much more.
2021 Mustang Mach E-Safety Features
The Electric crossover comes equipped with lots of modern-day safety features as optional or standard across the variants. Some features like ABS, ESP, Airbags, 3 point seatbelts with remainder and Child Isofix are standard. Some other key safety features included are:
- Blind Spot Information System
- Active cruise control
- Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
- 360 camera features for parking assist.
- Ford Co-Pilot 360
Availability and India Launch
Ford has already started taking bookings for the 2021 Mustang Mach E and has established more than 2100 dealers across the US.
Sadly for Indian EV fans, Ford has not made any plans to launch it soon in India. Also India is not well equipped with EV infrastructure. So you guys have to wait till official word is out from Ford.
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