Ford Mustang Mach-E: Everything you need to know
The Mustang. Since 1964, the vehicle has become a household name bordering on legendary. As the longest running nameplate for the Ford Motor brand, the Mustang has in many ways become the face of the automaker for passenger vehicles. While the world works together to diminish its dependency on fossil fuels, we have seen a paradigm shift toward electrified transportation. As a legacy automaker, Ford has had the foresight to recognize this revolution and (eventually) lean into it, rather than fight it. The result is an all-electric vehicle that carries the tradition of the name: The Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Here’s what everything you need to know.
Table of contents
- The birth of a fully-electric Mustang
- Where in the world is the Ford Mustang Mach-E available?
- How much does a Mustang Mach-E cost?
- How much does it cost to lease a Mustang Mach-E?
- What does the Ford Mustang Mach-E interior look like?
- How do you order the Ford Mustang Mach-E?
The birth of a fully-electric Mustang
In 2019 amidst a growing demand for zero emission solutions in transportation, Ford Motor Company revealed that it was not only going to join the BEV market, but it was going to come out swinging with a genuine EV competitor.
That November, the Mustang Mach-E was introduced to the world as an electrified five-seat, compact SUV (CUV) offering between 210 and 300 miles of range on a single charge.
By late 2020, Ford began selling the Mustang Mach-E as the first of several new mainstream electric vehicles to come.
Not even a year later, the Ford Mustang Mach-E continues to gather sales in the US across several different trim options, and has expanded to other continents. Let’s dig into it.
Where in the world is the Ford Mustang Mach-E available?
Currently, the electric Mustang CUV is available in the United States and Europe.
Additionally, Ford announced a joint venture with Changan Ford last February to produce Mach-E vehicles for the Chinese market. In July of 2021, Ford began selling a lower priced Mach-E that could qualify for subsidies.
Where is the Mach-E assembled?
Currently, the final Mach-E assembly takes place at Ford’s Cuautitlán Assembly facility in Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico.
Ford Motor Company has mentioned eventually expanding facilities for production in the US, but producing EVs in Mexico offers a lower cost to get the new Mustang profitable quicker.
In China, all versions of the Mach-E are manufactured in Chongqing at Changan Automobile’s facility as part of the aforementioned joint venture with Ford.
In June of 2021, Ford has reported that it is now producing more models of its electrified Mustang than the traditional gasoline version.
How many versions of the Mustang Mach-E are there?
Currently, the Mustang Mach-E comes in five different versions for the United States, three in Europe, and five variations in China. There are as follows:
- Select (RWD or AWD)
- Premium (RWD or AWD)
- California Route 1 (RWD or AWD)
- GT (AWD)
- GT Performance Edition (AWD)
- Rear wheel drive (Standard or extended range battery)
- All wheel drive (Standard or extended range battery)
- GT (AWD) – Extended range battery
Europe is also where Ford performs rigorous testing of its vehicles like the Mach-E, facing extreme conditions operated by robots instead of human drivers.
- Standard Range RWD**
- Long Range SE RWD**
- Premium (RWD or AWD)
- GT First Edition
** – These two models qualify for China’s state-led subsidies.
Side-by-side Mach-E comparison chart
|Mach-E Version||Battery Size||EPA est. Range||Horsepower||Torque||0-60 mph|
|Select (RWD)||70 kWh||230 mi.||266 HP||317 ft-lbs||5.8 sec|
|Select (AWD)||70 kWh||211 mi.||266 HP||428 ft-lbs||5.2 sec|
|Premium (Standard Battery RWD)||70 kWh||230 mi.||266 HP||317 ft-lbs||5.8 sec|
|Premium (Standard Battery AWD)||70 kWh||211 mi.||266 HP||428 ft-lbs||5.2 sec|
|Premium (Extended Battery RWD)||91 kWh||300 mi.||290 HP||317 ft-lbs||6.1 sec|
|Premium (Extended Battery AWD)||91 kWh||270 mi.||346 HP||428 ft-lbs||4.8 sec|
|CA Route 1 (RWD)||91 kWh||305 mi.||290 HP||317 ft-lbs||6.1 sec|
|CA Route 1 (AWD)||91 kWh||300 mi.||346 HP||428 ft-lbs||4.8 sec|
|GT||91 kWh||270 mi.||480 HP||600 ft-lbs||3.8 sec|
|GT Performance Edition||91 kWh||260 mi.||480 HP||634 ft-lbs||3.5 sec|
What is the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT?
The Mach-E GT is the performance version of Ford’s electric CUV that made its debut this fall. The other variants of the Ford Mustang Mach-E take off from zero to 60 mph in five or six seconds. The Mach-E GT slices that to 3.8 seconds.
This AWD only version offers 480 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. It also comes festooned with 20-inch Premium Forged Machined-face Dark Tarnish-painted wheels, plus red front and rear brake calipers. Upgrade to the GT Performance Edition, and you’ll be able to achieve 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. and 634 lb.-ft. of torque.
Earlier this year, EPA estimated ranges came out for the GT and Performance Edition GT, and Ford has surpassed its initial estimates:
|Ford Mustang Mach-E (Targeted EPA-estimated range)||Ford Mustang Mach-E (Final EPA-estimated range)|
|GT: 250 miles||GT: 270 miles|
|GT Performance Edition: 235 miles||GT Performance Edition: 260 miles|
Most recently, deliveries of the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT began… early. We have captured a gallery of one of the early deliveries here for you to peruse.
How much does a Mustang Mach-E cost?
The cost of a new Ford Mustang Mach-E varies based on a number of factors including powertrain, interior, customs add-ons etc. Here are the starting prices in the US before any taxes, fees, or federal tax rebates. That being said, Ford EVs are still currently eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit, depending on your annual income.
The Select trim begins at Ford’s lowest priced Mach-E offering at $42,895. It comes standard with a 68 kWh Standard Range battery pack offering 266 horse power and about 230 miles of range on a single charge. If you’d like to upgrade to an AWD powertrain for an additional $2,700, your estimated range drops to 211 miles.
The Select trim can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5.8 seconds with RWD and 5.2 seconds with AWD. As for torque – the RWD Select trim gathers 317 ft.-lb., while AWD provides 428 ft.-lb.
The next tier up is the Premium version of the Mach-E, starting at $48,100. The trim comes with the same standard range battery pack and rear-wheel drive, although you can also upgrade to AWD version for an additional $2,700.
The Premium also offers an option of a larger 88 kWh extended battery pack for another $5,000 for RWD, and $7,700 for AWD.
California Route 1
The Mach-E California Route 1 version, starts at a price at $50,775, comes with the extended range 88 kWh battery standard. This rear-wheel drive version delivers an EPA estimated range of 305 miles, 290 horsepower, and 317 lb.-ft. of torque.
The upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is at the top of the lineup in both price and performance. It comes equipped with the 88 kWh extended range battery standard, delivering an EPA estimated range of 270 miles.
Its AWD powertrain provides to 480 horsepower and 600 ft.-lb. of torque, zipping from 0 to 60 mph in just over 3.8 seconds.
The GT will also come in a Performance Edition AWD powertrain for an extra $5,000. While the battery size and horsepower remains the same, the Performance Edition will offer an EPA estimated 260 miles of range, 634 ft.-lb. of torque, and can travel from 0 to 60 mph in a slightly quicker 3.5 seconds.
When the Mustang Mach-E was first introduced, Ford offered a fifth variation called the First Edition. This limited release model started at a price $61,000 and came with the extended range battery, AWD, and visual enhancements, providing 332 horsepower and a 270-mile range. It also included First Edition badges and red brake calipers.
By December of 2019, all the available inventory had been reserved with a $500 deposit. First Editions have since sold out, and could remain a collector’s item moving forward.
Mustang Mach-E cost comparison chart
|Mach-E Version||Starting MSRP (USD)|
|Premium (Standard Battery RWD)||$48,100|
|Premium (Standard Battery AWD)||$50,800|
|Premium (Extended Battery RWD)||$53,100|
|Premium (Extended Battery AWD)||$55,800|
|CA Route 1 (RWD)||$50,775|
|CA Route 1 (AWD)||$53,475|
|GT Performance Edition||$64,995|
How much does it cost to lease a Mustang Mach-E?
Ford won’t technically offer a lease program for the Mustang Mach-E. Instead, the company says it will have a “lease-like” purchase arrangement for those who don’t want a conventional purchase. The deal will bring mileage limits and a guaranteed buy-back at the end of three years.
Ford said it was taking this approach to pass 100% of the federal EV tax credit to its customers.
We don’t yet have information about the Mach-E’s residual value, but CarsDirect said the lease rate would be equivalent to about 2.25% APR with 36 and 48 month options.
What does the Ford Mustang Mach-E interior look like?
The Ford Mustang Mach-E seats five adults comfortably. In addition to the exterior front trunk – or frunk – the rear trunk provides 29 cubic feet of space. With the back seats down, the Mach-E boasts 59.6 cubic feet of space.
The Mach-E sports traditional Mustang design cues. The interior dash got a double-brow that dips in the middle. It also features a panoramic fixed-glass roof.
Speaking of which, Ford recently issued a recall on over 5,000 Mach-E vehicles in Canada regarding a risk of the EV’s glass roof and windshield potentially coming loose and falling off.
Poetically enough, this recall came less than a year after the legacy automaker threw shade at fellow American competitor Tesla for the same issue. Ford has since stated that this issue affects 1,812 2021 Mustang Mach-E vehicles in Canada.
There is a large central touchscreen mounted in a portrait position in the center of the dashboard. It has an analog rotary button built into the screen. That arrangement is augmented by a second screen in front of the driver that displays the speed and available range.
How do you order the Ford Mustang Mach-E?
However, many Mach-E orders have recently been delayed by up to six weeks due to a semiconductor shortage. To soften this blow to customers, Ford is offering free 250 kWh fast charging.
You can check out Electrek’s coverage of a first drive with the Mustang Mach-E GT here: