A new breed of Mustang
With its thrilling performance, electric drivetrain and ample cargo space, the all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E offers the best of both worlds
For more than half a century the Ford Mustang has been the subject of countless daydreams about the romance of the open road, the thrill of speed, the joy of driving, and above all freedom. Now, with the introduction of the all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford is giving drivers an entirely new kind of Ford performance car to dream about – one that’s not just fun, but also practical, easy to live with and efficient.
From the moment you lay eyes on it, it’s clear that the new Mustang Mach-E is cut from the same cloth as Ford’s original Mustang: the long hood, muscular rear haunches, fastback roofline and those trademark tri-bar tail lights. Despite its muscle car styling, however, this Mustang also boasts four doors, five seats and SUV-sized cargo hauling ability, so Mustang dreams can now be a reality for anyone with a need for exhilaration and a need to cart around friends, family, and camping gear.
The Mach-E proves that EVs are just as good in winter as their gas-powered contemporaries.
With the new Mustang Mach-E, Ford isn’t just reinventing what a Mustang can be, it’s also busting some myths about electric vehicles (EVs). For one thing, the Mustang Mach-E proves that EVs can help you take on snowy roads. Ford designed and tested the e-Latch system to open in cold weather conditions down to -40 degrees. The power door presenter is designed to physically open the doors at these freezing temperatures, greatly reducing door opening effort. Now with available eAWD (electric all-wheel drive), the front and rear motors work to distribute power independently to each axle, which provides impressive acceleration and to help you take on winter conditions. When the temperature begins to drop, the Mustang Mach-E’s available eAWD delivers exceptional performance and handling – just as you’d expect from a vehicle bearing the Mustang name.
For proof, check out this video of the Mustang Mach-E undergoing Winter Testing with All-Wheel Drive:
The Mustang Mach-E is also a practical daily driver, and comes standard with the Ford Mobile Charger that works on both 120-volt outlet or 240-volt outlet. Ford estimates that customers with the available 48-amp charge station will be able to add an average range of 48 kilometres per charging hour, which gives a full charge overnight*. In the Mustang Mach-E, Ford is targeting an EPA-rated driving range from 355 kilometres with a standard range battery and RWD to 475 km with extended range battery and RWD◊ making it an ideal vehicle for family trips to the cottage or the ski hill. Pop the hood and you’ll find a drainable front trunk, which you can fill with ice and use as a cooler for trips to the beach.
Then again, you should expect as much from a Mustang. Since 1964, every car to wear that badge has exceeded expectations in terms of style and performance. Combining the driving thrill and beauty of the Mustang with the practicality and capability of an all-electric SUV, the new Mustang Mach-E is that rarest of vehicles: one that lets you have it all. Nope, it’s not a dream; the electric Mustang is here.
* Based on extended battery and RWD. Range and charge time based on manufacturer computer engineering simulations and EPA-estimated range calculation methodology. The charging rate decreases as battery reaches full capacity. Your results may vary based on peak charging times and battery state of charge. Actual vehicle range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery age.
◊ Based on full charge. USA EPA-targeted range reflecting current status based on analytical projection consistent with US EPA combined drive cycle. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, and lithium ion battery age. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2020 calendar year.
1 Mile = 1.609344 Kilometers
** Scheduled maintenance costs based on recommended service schedule as published in the Owner’s Manual. Analysis reflects Ford Motor Company’s standard method for calculating maintenance cost, and reflects data available in 2018 & 2019.
^ Federal and provincial electric vehicle incentives (each an “Incentive”) are provided separately by the provincial governments of British Columbia and Quebec (each a “Participating Province”) and the Canadian federal government (“Transport Canada”). The Incentives are subject to cancellation or change by Transport Canada or any Participating Province without notice. Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited is not responsible for any changes to or cancellation of the Incentives and makes no representations about eligibility. For more information about each Incentive, please consult Transport Canada, your provincial government or a Ford dealer. Rebate amount varies by eligible vehicle and purchase option. The Incentives provided by Transport Canada and the provincial government of British Columbia and Quebec are applied after applicable taxes are calculated. Certain conditions apply.
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