EV Test-Driving: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Test results for a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.

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Seth Leitman
Side View Of Red Ford Mach E Electric-1

Side View Of Red Ford Mach E Electric.

Photo by Seth Leitman

Let’s hear it for Ford Motor Company expanding the Mustang family into the electric age with the 2021 Mustang Mach-E. It’s an all-new, all-electric SUV born of the same all-American ideals that inspired the best-selling sports coupe in the world.

Developed in a century-old brick building a few blocks away from Henry Ford’s first factory in Detroit, Ford brought the Mustang Mach-E to life through a development process concentrated entirely on customer needs and desires.

I test drove it and it’s everything you need and a handbasket. I had the ease and comfort and, moreover, the smiles from everyone. The result is a sleek, beautiful SUV that delivers spirited ride and handling, with state-of-the-art connected vehicle technology that makes Mach-E even better over time. However, please note and take into consideration that this review is on efficiency and environmental impact — not performance.

Available Options on the EV Ford Mustang Mache-E

So, we’re talking two available battery sizes and either rear- or all-wheel drive. Ford says the Mach-E can provide up to 305 miles of driving range. The version I tested was built for efficiency so yes, this range is about right! I got about 310 to 315 miles on full charge.

Power and Speed

Ford will offer two special performance versions: The GT is targeting 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 4 seconds, making it faster off the link than a Porsche Macan Turbo3. I really want to test drive that one, because the efficiency of this 0 to 60 was slow. But, the 60 to 90 is what you need to worry about.

Yet, the GT Performance Edition is targeting a comparable 0 to 60 miles per hour in the mid-3-second range to a Porsche 911 GTS. Both GT configurations are targeting an estimated 342 kilowatt (459 horsepower) and 830 Nm (612 pound-foot) of torque.

Design Features

Ford is offering a limited First Edition that will be available in extended-range all-wheel drive. One with red-painted brake calipers, metallic pedal covers, contrasting seat stitching, and a scuff plate marked First Edition. That is the one I test drove!

Inside the Mach-E: a floating world makes you feel light and in command. To truly take advantage of the extra space provided by electrification, Ford designers worked extensively with customers to understand how they would prefer to use the interior of their vehicles.

In addition to blistering acceleration, Mustang Mach-E will be available with Brembo’s all-new performance Flexira aluminum calipers, which maintain the functionality of a fixed caliper while being designed with the dimensions of a floating caliper.

Along with its all-new propulsion system, the Mach-E holds another surprise under its hood: a drainable front trunk storage unit. Providing 4.8 cubic feet of storage space, the front trunk is large enough to comfortably store the equivalent of a carryon luggage bag. And because it’s drainable, customers can easily pack it full of ice and keep their favorite beverages cold — perfect for that pre-game tailgate or trip to the beach.

Read an expanded version of this test drive review at Seth’s page, Green Living Guy.

Seth LeitmanThe Green Living Guy, is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an author, radio host, reporter, writer and an environmental consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides, and more. Find Seth on his websiteand read all of his MOTHER EARTH NEWS posts here.

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