Mustang Mach E | Tesla’s Competition

The EV marketplace will expand rapidly with many new models in the next year

EV fanatics everywhere are pushing for more selection and competition, 2020 appears to be the year of reckoning.  It will initiate a make or break opportunity for big auto manufacturers to sink or swim.  Established EV automakers are carrying big targets on their backs and will have to step up with higher product quality and reliability to remain in the game. 

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Will Ford make an electric Mustang?

With pre-orders open, rumors of the electric Mustang will now become a reality. The Mustang Mach E will be released late fall 2020, for the 2021 model year. It is suspected that due to high demand, deliveries could spill over in 2021, ones that are placed in the next 3 months anyways. 

 

With many similar styling cues to Tesla’s model Y, Ford is definitely aiming to take down Tesla with the Mustang Mach E. Looking more crossover than SUV on Ford’s website this should debunk any worry that Ford is going after the sports EV segment.  With both RWD and AWD drivetrains available, Ford is coming in hot and the squeeze on other EV manufacturers throughout the 20’s is about to begin.

Does ford have an electric vehicle?

The Mustang Mach E will be Ford’s first totally electric production vehicle…buyer beware.  Having great success with hybrid models for years should breed some confidence in buyers.  As a teaser, the Ford Fusion hybrid certainly delighted owners and passengers alike, one drawback was the lack of trunk space which appears to be fully addressed with the Mach E and the crossover hatchback which should leave room for two large suitcases or sets of golf clubs without issue. The Mach E will be the first fully electric vehicle in the lineup, with more likely to come.

Interior looking very reminiscent of a Tesla

How much is the new Mustang Mach E?

Prices start at $43,895 for the select model which features the both the large digital gauge cluster and 15.5” touch screen control panel.   There are also autonomous driving features included at this price point.  The premium model starts at $50,600 and comes with other notable features like heated seats and parking assist.  The California RT.1 edition is $52,400 and is separated from the rest with unique badges and additional styling, while the sleek looking GT starts at $60,500 with a set of 20” eyepopping wheels and promised 0-60mph acceleration in under 4 seconds.

What is the best electric car? Will it be the Mustang Mach E?

Auto Blog Online believes Ford has their work cut out for them, now just emerging fully into the EV segment, there may be some gremlins to exercise.  Currently, Tesla’s Model 3 is rated as the best electric car.  The Model 3 could be easily cannibalized by the Model Y release and even lose more buyers to the Mustang Mach E.  Given the price and options, the Mustang Mach E could easily take a large market share away from Tesla but once the first deliveries are met, we will soon know if there are any first model year issues. 

 

2020 is an exciting year, it is the beginning and the next decade that will truly revolutionize automobile manufacturing with less dependence on non-renewable resources and fully shifting to clean energy sources like solar, soon to be integrated with automotive design. 

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