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Published on September 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Price Cut, & 0–60 MPH Times Published

September 29th, 2020 by  


The Ford Mustang Mach-E is one of the few vehicles on the market today that really excites me. It is a compelling vehicle that puts a tingle down my neck. The good news is that it just got a bit cheaper.

Ford cut the price of a couple versions of the Ford Mustang Mach-E earlier today. The Mustang Mach-E Premium’s price dropped by $3,000 and is now at $47,000 (before the $7,500 federal EV tax credit). The Mustang Mach-E First Edition, a somewhat more spiced up version of the Mach-E Premium, saw a price cut of $1,000 instead — or, as some have explained it, the base price still dropped by $3,000 but the First Edition package increased by $2,000. (Got that?)

What’s the reason for the price drop? According to Ford, it is in a “segment that is seeing dynamic pricing changes.” Some have taken that to mean there are some consumer demand concerns. Some fans on a Mustang Mach-E forum thread who have commented on the reason behind the price drop, however, see it as a direct response to the Volkswagen ID.4’s just revealed price, which was lower than many had expected. The ID.4, which has quite a similar body type and design has a starting price of $39,995, while its 1st Edition trim starts at $43,995.

One commenter noted that ID.4 reservations sold out in one day, indicating quite a lot of demand for the newer, cheaper electric crossover/SUV.

What about range on a full charge, one of the most important matters for electric vehicle buyers? Well, the ID.4 does quite well there too. It has a reported range of 250 miles, while these are the ranges provided for the different Mustang Mach-E trims:

  • Select Standard Range (SR) RWD: 230 miles
  • Select Standard Range (SR) AWD: 210 miles
  • Premium SR RWD: 230 miles
  • Premium SR AWD: 210 miles
  • Premium Standard Range (SR) RWD: 300 miles
  • Premium Standard Range (SR) AWD: 270 miles
  • First Edition (ER AWD): 270 miles
  • California Route 1 (ER RWD): 300 miles
  • GT (ER AWD): 235 miles

One are where the Mustang Mach-E wins out, though, has to be its larger touchscreen and I think overall interior. Additionally, it’s quicker.

Something else slid out along with the price cut — specific numbers for the vehicles’ acceleration from 0 mph to 60 mph. Here are the 0–60 mph specs:

  • Select: 5.8 seconds (RWD), 5.2 seconds (AWD)
  • Route 1: 6.1 seconds (RWD)
  • Premium: 6.1 seconds (ER RWD), 4.8 seconds (ER AWD), 5.8 seconds (SR RWD), 5.2 seconds (SR AWD)
    FE: 4.8 seconds (ER AWD)

The ID.4’s 0–60 mph time is reportedly between 7 and 8 seconds.

However, I think both vehicles are more likely to take customers away from gasoline vehicles of their respective brands. The Mustang Mach-E should siphon off many typical Ford Escape buyers, and perhaps even normal Mustang buyers. Although the Mustang Mach-E has a higher upfront cost, it can easily outcompete the Escape in terms of total cost of ownership.

My calculations will need to be adjusted a bit to account for the new pricing, but the general story is the same as it was before — the Mustang Mach-E is a much better vehicle than a Ford Escape at a lower total cost of ownership.

Related Stories:

  1. 8 Best New Electric Cars In 2020
  2. Ford Mustang Mach-E — Diving Into Specs, Features, Trims
  3. Tesla Model Y & Ford Mustang Mach-E — Picture & Spec Comparison

 
 


 


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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in NIO [NIO], Tesla [TSLA], and Xpeng [XPEV]. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort.



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