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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Electric SUV Is Now En Route to U.S. Dealers

Thanks to a Tweet from the director of communications at FoMoCo, we now have confirmation that Ford is shipping the first series-production units of the Mustang Mach-E from Mexico to dealerships in the United States. Produced at the Cuautitlan Assembly Plant, the electric crossover is expected to hit the road in January 2021 at the latest.
 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E in transit to U.S. dealers 78 photos
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E in transit to U.S. dealers2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E in transit to U.S. dealers
Priced from $42,895 excluding freight and the $7,500 federal tax credit, the Mustang Mach-E is available in three flavors at the present moment. Next summer, the Blue Oval will open the order books for a fourth trim level.

GT is how the performance-oriented model is called, reflecting the nomenclature of the actual Mustang. But instead of a dual-overhead V8, the Escape-based crossover features two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery with a usable capacity of 88 kWh. The range is listed at 250 miles (402 kilometers), while zero to 60 mph (96 kph) is doable in “under 4 seconds.”

As standard, however, the Select with rear-wheel drive and the 68-kWh battery promises 230 miles (370 kilometers) and 5.8 seconds. What else do you get for your money, you ask? Well, the list includes 18-inch Carbonized Gray aluminum wheels, SYNC 4A infotainment with Enhanced Voice Recognition and Connected Navigation, and Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0.

The 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster and 15.5-inch touchscreen are nothing to scoff at either. The base version allows you to use the phone as a key as well, which is a nice touch given the sticker price. Exclusively available with the 68-kWh battery, the Select trim can be improved with all-wheel drive, but be warned that two electric motors downgrade the driving range to 211 miles (340 kilometers) while acceleration improves to 5.2 seconds.

Looking at the glass half full, the Mustang Mach-E appears to have bested the Tesla Model Y in terms of handling. Doug DeMuro had the opportunity to drive the Premium Extended Range Battery AWD on the road at an autocross event, and his verdict is that it feels, honestly, a little like a sports car.”



 
 
 
 
 

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