Ford Mustang Mach-E, BMW i4 electric sedan, Tesla reliability

Andrew Cummings
November 19, 2019

As hinted ever since last week, Ford has all the things it needed in place to start selling the Mach-E Mustang one year before the vehicle actually starts rolling assembly lines.

Arriving in late 2020 for the first edition (only 50,000 cars are expected to be produced globally in the first year) and with other customers expected to receive the vehicle in the first half of 2021, the auto isn't technically here yet.

The vehicle will be priced at around $45,000, but United States tax credits for electric cars will trim that figure to around $35,000, making it competitive with Tesla's Model 3 auto.

That means for now, for all intents and purposes, the most money you can pay for a Mach-E is $60,500. It also features a Tesla-like front-trunk as well as keyless activation which can be operated via a smartphone app.

For decades, the words "Ford Mustang" have conjured up images of one of America's most iconic muscle cars.

A Mustang with a touchscreen.

A note from Deutsche Bank praised the styling of the vehicle, predicting its "Mustang-inspired sleek silhouette and curves" would resonate with consumers and calling the launch a "successful first entry for Ford in the electric vehicle segment". "It's freedom for a new generation of Mustang owners".

For decades, the idea of what a sports vehicle is and should be has been different depending on which side of the Atlantic Ocean you found yourself.

The Mach-E can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in about 3.5 seconds, according to Ford. The more pared-down "Select" version, with only up to 230-mile range and 75 kWh-battery, is under $45,000. The fancier Mach-E GT Performance Edition begins at about $60,000. "That was the Model T", CEO Bill Ford said. An electric F-150 pickup truck is in the works, but an official arrival date is nebulous.

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