We’re just one day away from the official unveiling of Ford’s Mustang all-electric Mach E crossover, but you don’t have to wait for more details. We bring you the Ford Mustang Mach E leaks and almost everything you want to know.
The company ultimately announced the vehicle’s official name ‘the Mustang Mach-E’ and you’ll be able to reserve one for yourself starting this Sunday.
Ford Mustang Mach E Leaks
For a while, Ford was using the codename “Mach 1” to point to the electric SUV. “Mach E” was also a name that was rumored to be under consideration. Now, we have the official name, making it obvious that the Blue Oval isn’t big on blows or misdirection.
According to the site, the Mach-E is programmed to debut in late 2020, but you may have to wait until 2021 for the GT version. A base Select model starts at about $43k, before bouncing to Premium, then California Route 1, then the $59,900 limited First Edition, and ultimately the top of the line GT model that costs about $60k.
The big debut, hosted by actor Idris Elba, will help kick off the annual Los Angeles Auto Show starting this Sunday. As soon as the event is over at around 6:30 PM PT /9:30 PM ET, reservations will open at Ford.com. Clients will have to drop $500 to reserve the Mustang Mach-E, though the deposits are refundable. A “limited first edition” version of the vehicle will also be available to the first customers.
The new vehicle, which is supposed to have around 300 miles of range, has been spotted several times in recent months in trial camouflage. While the GT model drops down to 235 miles with its performance tweaks and 20-inch rims. The base select model makes do with RWD and an expected 230-mile range. The fastest versions are supposed to lay down a “mid-3-second” 0-60 MPH time, while the battery is competent in adding 47 miles of charge in about 10 minutes.
The Mustang Mach-E denotes the tip of the lance of Ford’s ambitious $11 billion drive to electrify its whole lineup. Ford has said it would introduce up to 40 all-electric and hybrid vehicles by 2022 (across all of Ford’s global markets). The firm has already teased an all-electric F-150 truck that is expected to follow the SUV into the market.
But the company is already looking beyond these primary EVs. Ford said last April that it will build an electric SUV using tech from EV startup Rivian as part of a $500 million investment. Ford is also collaborating with Volkswagen, and it will make at least one electric vehicle using Volkswagen’s modular EV platform.