The Fast Lane Says 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Is Really Good, But Not Perfect

The Fast Lane takes pride in not receiving sponsorship, payment, or any kind of perk when it comes to reviewing cars, SUVs, and trucks. This is also the case with the Mustang Mach-E they’ve been testing for a week now, and the EV has a lot of goods but a few bad points as well.
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According to Tommy Mica, all-wheel drive is a must if you live in areas where snow and slush are common during wintertime. The pictured vehicle is also equipped with the Standard Range battery, which offers the least driving range at 211 miles (340 kilometers) when paired with the dual-motor drivetrain. Be that as it may, the EPA rating is “more than adequate.”

“Not once have I felt range anxiety,” said Tommy. “I drove it up mountain passes, on the highway, in the city, on the freeway; it was excellent. Not once did I drop below 15 or 10 percent state of charge. It was super easy to live with.” As such, the Mustang Mach-E in this spec is really good for daily driving.

“However, I’m not sure you’re gonna want to road trip it. The charging situation has been quite the pickle,” added Tommy, referring to the Plug & Charge service offered by the Ford Motor Company. More to the point, the crossover “has never successfully plugged in and charged without me having to futz with it and swapping a credit card or a membership card.”

Even though the exterior, interior, and build quality are pretty good in comparison to alternatives from Tesla, the technology feels a little disappointing. The third-party charging infrastructure and Plug & Charge service are the most infuriating parts of the ownership experience, which is why Tommy is leaning towards the Model Y and Supercharger network.

The verdict? “If this car lived in a bubble, I think this would be – by far – the best EV I’ve ever driven. But when you look at the guys out in Silicon Valley - love them or hate them - it’s just hard to beat the technology and how that tech is implemented in the Tesla. That’s where Ford is behind.”


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