Ford has officially announced the biggest change to the Mustang in the model’s history—literally—with the 2021 Mustang Mach-E. The Mach-E debuted November 17, 2019 before it becomes available at some point in 2020. Prices for the Mustang Mach E will start from $43,995 for the Select model and go to $61,600 for the top-of-the-line GT edition. It will also feature a limited run First Edition. These prices include the $1,100 destination charge.
New for 2021: The whole thing. Ford is pressing the court for 2021, with a trio of big debuts: this, the reborn Bronco, and the redesigned F-150. The latter will even get its own all-electric version next year. The Mustang Mach-E grafts the iconic name onto a mid-size electric crossover. With Ford’s scale and a reasonable starting price (once federal tax credits are applied), the Mustang Mach-E could be the vehicle to finally bring EVs to the masses.
The Mustang Mach-E will be available with both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations and power outputs will range from 266 to 459 hp. The 346 hp AWD versions will be able to tackle the sprint to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds while the range will vary between 230 and 300 miles for the RWD models. Meanwhile the AWD Mach-E will be capable of covering 210 to 270 miles between charges. According to Ford, when hooked up to a 150-kW DC charger, the Mustang Mach-E will gain 47 miles worth of charge in 10 minutes.
Potential buyers can now put a $500 refundable deposit down on Ford’s official site. The SUV is Ford’s first all-electric model and will be a part of the 40 electrified car lineup set to debut by 2022. As per the plan, the company will invest $11 billion into electrification and will be looking to debut no less than 16 pure electric and 24 hybrid vehicles by 2022.
Table of contents
Ford Mustang Mach-E Powertrain
As Ford’s first all-electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E features a sizeable battery pack and power levels ranging from “daily driver adequate” to “V8 Mustang”. There are a few permutations of battery, motors, and driven wheels too.
At the bottom of the performance totem is the single-motor, regular-distance battery, rear-wheel drive model. This features a 266-horsepower, 306-pound-foot electric motor drawing power from a 75.7-kWh battery pack. Ford is targeting a range of 230 miles with it. An all-wheel drive option cuts 20 miles off the range, but bumps torque to 429 lb-ft and cuts half a second off the 0–60 mph time, to 5.2 seconds.
A long-range battery exists on higher models, with 98.8 kWh of juice. Horsepower jumps to 290 hp with the single-motor RWD setup, and 346 hp for AWD. Rear-drive models will hit 300 miles per charge; AWD drops that to 270.
At the top of the pile is the Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance. These models use the same setup, with the extended-range battery, two motors, AWD, and 459 hp with 612 lb-ft of torque.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Features and Pricing
Mustang Mach-E Select: Starts at $43,995 (AWD + $2,700)
The Mach-E line kicks off at a hair under $44,000, including destination but not federal or state/provincial tax incentives.
The Mustang Mach-E will feature a cabin to rival the Teslas on the roads with a large 15.5-inch touchscreen at the center of the dash with another screen displaying the vehicle vitals behind the wheel. The main unit mercifully features physical controls for audio and climate, though Ford is also making lots of noise about SYNC 4’s machine learning and voice recognition, which is standard on all Mach-Es.
The Mach-E will be able to remember drivers’ preferences based on a connected smartphone app; the app will even double as a key.
Other standard features include selectable drive modes, a wireless charger, four USB ports, faux-leather seating, a manual liftgate, and 18-inch wheels.
Ford is piling on the driver assists for the Mach-E. Both Co-Pilot360 2.0 and Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 are included on all trims. That bundles things like auto high beams, automated emergency braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, intersection assist, built-in navigation, speed sign assist, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go all together.
Optional packs include the Comfort/Technology Package. This features heated steering wheel and front seats, hands-free liftgate, and Ford’s CoPilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package, which fits the Mach-E with equipment in preparation for a semi-autonomous, hands-free driving feature. The Comfort/Appearance package offers the same convenience features as the C/T one, but swaps out the Prep Package for a black roof and 19-inch wheels.
Mustang Mach-E Premium: $48,100 (AWD + 2,700, Extended Range + $5,000)
The Mach-E Premium is where we imagine most buyers will flock, simply because of the options. Every permutation of range and driven wheels is on offer, from the 210-mile AWD model to the 300-mile rear-drive.
Premium trim adds all of the convenience goodies of the optional packages from the Select as standard equipment, like heated wheel/seats, hands-free liftgate, and the semi-autonomous tech. It also includes an upgraded Bang & Olufsen sound system and multi-color ambient lighting. It also gains upgraded headlights and unique 19-inch wheels outside, and a panoramic glass roof.
Mustang Mach-E California Route 1: $50,900
Ford is taking a unique approach with the California Route 1. This trim features just one configuration, made for long drives: the extended-range rear-drive setup, good for 300 miles per charge. The CR1 features slightly less content than the Premium—no hands-free liftgate nor heated seats, no B&O sound system—but keeps the panoramic glass roof for a better view on your road trip.
Mustang Mach-E GT: $61,600
Ford hasn’t spilled many details about the performance-oriented GT model yet. All we know is it runs an uprated version of the extended-range AWD setup. It produces a Mustang V8-rivalling 459 hp—surely not a coincidence—and a chunky 612 lb-ft. We’ll know more about it in 2021.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Range and Charging
Mustang Mach-E range depends on the battery and motor count. At the low end is the standard-range battery and AWD setup, which Ford estimates at 210 miles per charge. The extended-battery, rear-drive model can hit 300 miles per charge, however.
Every Mach-E is capable of DC fast charging. With an 150 kW charger, a juice-up from 10 to 80 percent battery can take as little as 38 minutes, with the first 47 miles of range in just 10 minutes.
Ford will also offer different charging solutions for the Mach-E. A 240-volt home charger adds roughly 32 miles of range per hour of charge, while a mobile setup (also 240-volt) does 22. That translates to a range, from 13.5-hour charge time at the low end (mobile charger, RWD extended-range), to a 6.5-hour charge on the other (home charger, AWD standard-range).
|Price Range (USD) /||$43,995–$61,600|
|Motor /||Single (RWD) or Dual (AWD) Electric Motor|
|Battery Pack (kWh) /||75.7 / 98.8|
|Power (hp) /||266–459|
|Torque (lb-ft) /||306–612|
|Range /||210–300 miles|