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Published on June 30th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Orders Open, + It Gets Power Boost (Horsepower & Torque)

June 30th, 2020 by  


Ford’s Team Edison is surely eager to not be left behind in the electric vehicle revolution, whether everyone in the large company gets that or not. And their big play right now is the Ford Mustang Mach-E. From my perspective, it is a powerful play with a lot of potential.

Orders have just opened today for the Ford Mustang Mach-E. That means anyone who has made a reservation. Furthermore, the Mach-E has had a boost in its specs, with a power boost that follows a charging boost. Here are the updates specs:

  • Extended-range all-wheel-drive Mach-E will deliver 346 horsepower/258 kilowatts and 428 lb.-ft. of torque, up from previous estimates of 332 horsepower/240 kilowatts and 417 lb.-ft., right out of the gate – with a targeted 0-60-mph time in the mid-5-second range*
  • Extended-range rear-wheel-drive models will produce 290 horsepower/216 kilowatts and 317 lb.-ft., up from 282 horsepower/210 kilowatts and 306 lb.-ft.*
  • Standard-range all-wheel-drive models will pump out 266 horsepower/198 kilowatts and 428 lb.-ft., up from 255 horsepower/190 kilowatts and 417 lb.-ft.*
  • Standard-range rear-wheel-drive models will deliver 266 horsepower/198 kilowatts and 317 lb.-ft., up from 255 horsepower/190 kilowatts and 306 lb.-ft.*

*Calculated via peak performance of the electric motor(s) at peak battery power. Consumer results may vary. 

The Mustang Mach-E has gotten a bit of a cold shoulder from two crowds — electric vehicles vans who favor Tesla and don’t have much faith in Ford’s commitment to EVs, and traditional Mustang fans who are pissed off this coming Mustang is electric and an SUV/crossover. Personally, I think Ford has a sold triple on its hands here if it plays its cards right. The Mustang Mach-E has enough power, especially with instant torque, to thrill. It has a truly attractive and eye-catchy design. It has incorporated several design features of a Tesla, including a large touchscreen and over-the-air updates (even if they don’t do all the things Tesla updates do). It has fast enough charging. There are several trims/options for consumers with different tastes, budgets, and needs. And it has a decent starting price of $44,000 before the $7,500 US tax credit Ford buyers are still able to get (if they owe that much in taxes).

I think Tesla fans could be happily surprised with what Ford delivers, and much more importantly, I think traditional Ford fans could be blown away by its performance and really take up adoption of the model. The vehicle’s core development team surely feels the same.

“We remain dedicated to delivering on the promise of the Mustang name,” said Ron Heiser, Mustang Mach-E chief program engineer. “These better-than-estimated performance figures show that our team is squeezing every last bit of performance out of this vehicle so that it not only delivers Mustang style but Mustang soul as well.”

It’s definitely a good sign that Ford keeps rolling out positive updates to the specs and features, including more driver-assist capabilities.

I’ll probably come back to this topic in an op-ed, but here are a few stories we’ve previously published which try to focus in on the actual potential of this vehicle:

  1. The Ford Mustang Mach-E Is A Sharp Effort To Seize The Moment
  2. The Mustang Mach-E’s Backstory: A Fundamental Shift At Ford (And A Nod To Tesla)
  3. Regarding Ford Mustang Mach-E: Porsche & BMW Also Got Shit For Producing Crossovers
  4. Ford Mustang Mach-E — Why Ford Made The Right Choices
  5. Ford Mustang Mach-E vs Tesla Model Y (Infographic)
  6. Ford Mustang Mach-E Is A Tesla Ally, Ford Escape & Edge Killer (Maybe)

One more time, you can now order the Mustang Mach-E here.

Except where noted, images courtesy Ford. 


 

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