Here’s everything we know so far about the new Ford Mustang Mach-E
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The world’s been waiting a good while for Ford to bring its engineering might to bear on the world of electric cars, but thankfully we’re only a few weeks away from the unveiling of the blue oval’s first proper EV – an electric SUV based on the Mustang, called the Mustang Mach-E.
Not much is known about it, but here’s everything we know so far – and some fairly safe predictions.
It’s not just based on the Mustang – it’s going to look like it too
Ford has confirmed that its new EV will be based on the Mustang platform. Yup, its first all-electric, zero tailpipe emission vehicle will be based on a classic V8 muscle car. Excellent.
This is our best official look at the new car
It’s likely that the Mustang’s spacious platform has given Ford a decent amount of room for batteries and motors, but the similarities to the muscle car will likely show through on the surface too – an official teaser sketch shows that there’ll be more than a hint of the Mustang’s coupe looks in the new Mustang Mach-E. It’ll certainly have a swooping coupe-esque roofline, sloping gently away to the boot.
The EV will need to ride higher than the Mustang to accommodate all the batteries, which will mean it will be an SUV – a high-riding rival to the likes of the Tesla Model X. So it’ll sort of look like a Mustang SUV – can you picture it?
It’ll get more than 300 miles on a charge
Screen legend Idris Elba will be helping Ford unveil the Mustang Mach-E
This new Mustang Mach-E will be able to cover more than 300 miles on a single charge, with some sources claiming it’ll get closer to 370 miles under tough European WLTP measurements. Either way, that’s a pretty impressive amount of driving range, and it’s a given that it’ll have some form of fast-charging functionality to minimise the amount of time you’ll need to spend waiting for electrons to do their thing.
Ford’s promising it’ll be fun to drive
Of all the mainstream car manufacturers out there, it’s Ford that consistently produces cars that are more fun to drive than they need to be. Check out the current Ford Focus – it’s a family car that can properly put a smile on your face on a twisty road. It’s this reputation that Ford’s keen to keep when it comes to their electric vehicles – as they explain in this teaser video for the new EV, which shows them testing it on simulated versions of the Nordschleife and the brand’s notorious Lommel test track in Belgium.
Rumours suggest the Mustang Mach-E will be offered in rear-wheel-drive and dual-motor four-wheel-drive options, with the latter likely to offer Mustang-trouncing 0-60mph times.
All will be revealed on 18 November
That’s all we know for now – we’ll find out everything else there is to know when it’s unveiled on 18 November 2019.