The 2021 Ford Mach E Will Combine Electric Power with Mustang-Esque Styling

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  1. Timeless

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    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28158001/ford-mach-e-future-electric-suv/

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    The 2021 Ford Mach E Will Combine Electric Power with Mustang-Esque Styling
    Ford has promised that its new electric crossover is coming soon with 300 miles of driving range.

    • Ford is planning to release a new all-electric crossover with styling inspired by the Mustang.
    • It could possibly wear the name Mach E and is expected to have a driving range of 300 miles on a single charge.
    • Look for the Mach E to arrive in 2020 with a starting price around $40,000.

    It's no secret that Ford is working on a new electric crossover, with a styling assist from the Mustang. Allegedly, it puts enough of an emphasis on performance that the name Mach 1 was briefly considered (and quickly dropped due to backlash). But even if applying that name to this creation was deemed too heretical—Mach E is reportedly still in the running as an alternative—Ford is keen to connect it to classic Mustang design cues, such as the familiar three-bar taillights and fastback roofline. There's no grille at the front, but there is a pony.

    Now that all its fuel-efficient passenger cars are exiting stage left, Ford needs to prove that it is still committed to greenery. And it's crucial that this new EV be desirable, hence the grafted-on Mustang heritage.

    Ford has a plan to eventually migrate all global products onto five vehicle architectures. This crossover will use one of these: a dedicated EV platform designed from the outset to accommodate a battery pack. So far, all Ford has promised is a driving range of 300 miles on a charge, which will likely mean a 100.0-kWh battery, the size that's in a Tesla Model S Long Range. Two electric motors, one up front and one in the rear, should be on hand to provide all-wheel drive.

    This new model will aim at currently available EVs such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Kia Niro EV, along with the upcoming Tesla Model Y crossover scheduled to go on sale next year.

    Ford has dabbled in this field with low-range attempts such as the Focus Electric and the Energi plug-in hybrids, but it will be arriving late to the long-range-EV party. If the Mach E's gestation continues for much longer, the pace of the market's evolution means it could end up being uncompetitive by the time it arrives. Expect it to start somewhere around $40,000 when it arrives in 2020.
     
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    I may buy one when time comes, my DD is 7 years 160k now. I would have zero qualms buying one of these on a leftover from first year. Not sure what's involved with installing a electrical outlet, or if I am able to run an extension cord into driveway as I don't park my DD in garage. Unsure, but I will definitely be interested in finding out the exact cost of all this.
     
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    That's fine and all but take the god damn pony off of it you dense bastards.
    borrowing successful design language? fine. Using direct mustang branding? nah.
     
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    That article is dated today, but I would swear that I read it weeks ago.
     
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    I think that might a nice family vehicle, if you are a commuter.
     
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    I'm on the fence regarding the pony on the front, if the rendering is close I'd be in to lease one, see how it works out and then buy the newest version after the lease runs out.
     
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    If it's quick and sporty looking it will sell well. I agree don't use the mustang heritage for it. Go for another or start a new one.
     
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    THIS!

    For 55 years, Mustang as been a sporty "personal" car......a 2+2 coupe or convertible. Please don't water down 55 years of success by putting the pony on this car.

    If its good, it'll sell without the Mustang connection.
     
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    Exactly. If they just make it look good and drive well it'll sell itself. Having the pony on the 'grill' is just foolish and unnecessary. I'm sure they have graphic designer just make a Mach-E logo of its own. having the pony on the front is just cheesy and obnoxious.
     
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    Bye,Bye Mustang,Ford is going to KILL it, an electric Mustang,what a sad day,and it's way UGLY also,Dodge Challenger will be the only one left standing !!!!!
     
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    Looks like it's going to happen. Not good
    1965-four-door-mustang.jpg
     
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    I think you've had to much sugar cereal today.
     
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    Mustang emblem does not belong here.

    This one is more appropriate:
    l162w-my-little-pony-rainbow-dash35.jpg
     
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    I'm...fine with this. Seems like a good daily I would purchase, after it goes through its first model year. Definitely should not put a pony emblem on it though!
     
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    Kill it with fire, nuke it from orbit, if it leaks we can kill it, etc.
     
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    Why make it look like something it is not? The electric idea is the future I get that, but 4 doors on a Mustang look alike. Not happening for me. And the electric thing will not happen for me till there are charging stations as common as gas stations.
    I for one do not want to be looking for a charging station after a long trip, Just saying.
     
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    Too big, too many doors, too high off the ground. Oh, and I hate electrification as well. No thanks.

    And PLEASE Ford, don't put a Mustang emblem on other cars!
     
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    I agree 100%
     
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    I'm fine with an electric mustang.
    I'm fine with a crossover with mustang styling.
    But a crossover is not a mustang. Branding it that way is sacrilege.
     
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