*Disclosure: The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E (All Electric SUV) was provided to me for testing purposes and editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*
I have anticipated the day when I would have the pleasure of driving the Ford Mustang Mach-E, since laying eyes on the all-electric SUV last year at the Chicago Auto Show. Well that day finally arrived a few weeks ago when I was invited to be apart of Misty Copeland’s #ShowSomeStrength Campaign, and it did not disappoint. The unique and muscular SUV comes equipped with tons of power and will give any mustang lover the adrenaline rush they crave.
Keep reading to check out 5 things to know about the all electric SUV…
1. Innovative Technology in the All Electric SUV
I remember not long ago we bought cars with the sole purpose of getting from point A to point B. Well, as well all know times have changed in more ways than one. In this day and age, most of us still want and need a reliable ride, but we also want and need the entire experience.
Well, never fear! Ford is definitely giving the people what they require, especially when it comes to the Mustang Mach-E . The innovative features that comes equipped in the SUV, such as the 10.2” digital cluster screen, E-Latch system, B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen and panoramic fixed-glass roof alone, assists in making your drive time exhilarating.
Additionally, the vehicle comes equipped with a cool app called, FordPass Connect. This app helps you and your passengers easily stay connected while out on the road. Everyone traveling can enjoy an available 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot.
Note: Up to 10 devices can be connected at once and the hotspot is accessible up to 50 feet outside of the vehicle.
Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0 Safety Technology:
Ford is big on safety and it shows. They ensured that the Mach-E is packed with innovative safety technology, which include:
- Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
- BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
- Lane-Keeping System
- Rear View Camera
- Auto High Beams
- Reverse Brake Assist
- Reverse Sensing System
- Post-Collision Braking
2. Quick Charge
In the past, when driving an electric car, I made it point to only go to COMPLETELY FREE charging stations. Which is cool, if you have 4 to 6 hours to kill. However, since my time is a lot more limited, I now make it a point to stop at fast charging stations ONLY.
So when I found out that I would be testing the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, I knew instantly where to go to charge the all electric SUV. Luckily, Ford designed the Mustang Mach-E for quick and easy charging on the road. Through DC fast chargers and the FordPass Charging Network, you can recharge your Mustang Mach-E in minutes.
Finding fast charging stations is pretty easy in South Florida. There is one that I love just 5 minutes away from home, so when I need to recharge, I head to that location. True, fast charging is more expensive, but it is also more convenient. During a charging session, I am either on the phone, watching YouTube, working out or shopping, and by the time I am done it is pretty close to being fully charged if not completely.
Below are details of one of my Mach-E charging session:
- Charging Location = Town Center at Boca Raton – 6000 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL.
- Total duration of charge session = 00:52:15
- Energy charged = 38.741 kWh
- Total cost for session = $19.47
- Started at 25% / Ended at 70%
In my opinion, all owners of all-electric, PHEV, Hybrids etc. etc., should invest in a home charging station. However, it is important to take the time to locate charging stations in the immediate and not so immediate areas. True, the car will provide you with the nearest charging stations. However, taking the time to personally check them out for yourself for safety reasons if nothing else is a wise move.
3. All Electric SUV 0 to 60 in…
A beautiful and fast vehicle is definitely one of my weaknesses, and this 2021 First-Edition AWD Mustang Mach-E is no exception. It is undeniably gorgeous and hitting 60mph in 4.8 seconds, proves that it is undeniably fast.
So you already know where I headed soon after the guys delivered the all electric SUV. If you guessed the freeway, you are correct. On the ride over, I found myself extremely pleased with the comfort of the cabin and smoothness of the ride, but I was over the moon when I merged onto the freeway and hit the gas. Seconds after I accelerated the Mach-E was going 75mpg and all I heard myself say was, “Whew!” Talk about an adrenaline rush!
Yes, I had my reservations when I first heard about Ford putting a spin on the iconic Mustang, but trust me when I say that this is one VERY IMPRESSIVE vehicle.
The all electric SUV comes in five trim levels: First-Edition, Select, California Route 1, Premuim and GT.
First-Edition – (Vehicle Tested)
- Starting MSRP: $58,300.00
- EPA est 270 miles (Range, Extended-Range Battery, eAWD)
- 0-60 in 4.8 seconds ( eAWD)
- eAWD (19″ Wheels)
- As low as $50,800 after Federal Tax Credit
- Seats 5
- Orders are currently full
- Starting MSRP: $42,895.00
- EPA est 230 miles (Range, Extended-Range Battery, RWD)
- 0-60 in 5.2 seconds (Standard-Range Battery, eAWD)
- eAWD or RWD (18” or opt. 19” Wheels)
- As low as $35,395 after Federal Tax Credit
- Available for order
California Route 1
- Starting MSRP: $49,800.00
- EPA est 305 miles (Extended-Range Battery, RWD)
- 0-60 in 6.1 seconds (Extended-Range Battery, RWD)
- RWD (18” Wheels)
- As low as $42,300 after Federal Tax Credit
- Available for order
Fun Fact: The Ford Mustang GT California Special got its start in In mid-February 1968, when a group representing California Ford dealers decided to create a limited number of special edition Mustangs specifically named for and sold in the Golden State.
- Starting MSRP: $47,000.00
- EPA est 300 miles (Range, Extended-Range Battery, RWD)
- 0-60 in 4.8 seconds (Extended-Range Battery, eAWD)
- eAWD or RWD (19” Wheels)
- As low as $39,500 after Federal Tax Credit
- Available for order
- Starting MSRP: $60,500.00
- EPA est 250 miles (Targeted Range, eAWD)
- 0-60 in 3.8 seconds (Extended-Range Battery, eAWD)
- eAWD (19” Wheels)
- As low as $53,000 after Federal Tax Credit
- Available late summer 2021 – Reserve now
The Mustang Mach-E Qualifies for the Maximum $7,500 Federal Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit.
4. E-Latch Door Handles
Out with the traditional door handles, and in with the new futuristic and sleek Electric latches (E-Latches). These latches definitely fit in with the forward thinking design of the Mach-E. They also give the all electric SUV an incredibly unique feature that you won’t currently find on many competitors.
How does the E-Latch feature work?
To get inside, make sure you have the key fob on hand, or your phone, if using it as a key. When one of those devices is detected near the car, you can simply push the button (there is one for each door) to activate the E-Latch feature.
Check out the E-Latch feature and more by clicking video below…
5. Remote Start w/the FordPass Connect App
The remote start is an excellent option. I sure wish I had it when I lived in Michigan. Those winter mornings when heading to school/work were the worst..
Note: To use remote start with the FordPass Connect app, enable the modem and download the app to your phone.
The app will allow you to:
- Remote start stop
- lock and unlock the vehicle
- Schedule start
- Adjust the interior temperature
- Locate vehicle
- Get battery/charging status and much more
Remote start does not work under the following conditions:
- When the alarm horn is sounding
- If the hood is open
- The vehicle is NOT in park (P)
- The vehicle is on
- Remote start has been disabled in the touchscreen
- The high voltage or 12 volt battery is below the minimum operating voltage
Click below to check out the all electric SUV and FordPass Connect App in action…
Note: If your vehicle is plugged in during the remote start operation, it will draw power from the power source and not the vehicle’s battery.
Mustang Mach-E, Ford is redefining the conventional idea of a muscle car,” said Emma Bergg, Ford global electric vehicle communications manager.
What are your thoughts on the all electric SUV? Inquiring minds want to know!
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