Ford has revealed final UK prices for its new Mustang Mach-E and first deliveries will start before the year’s end. The entry-level model with a 76kWh battery is priced from £40,270. The extended-range version is £49,900 and has a 99kWh battery pack.
That price places this extended-range Mustang Mach-E just within the £50k threshold necessary to qualify for the £3,000 government plug-in car grant.
However, Ford, that presented the Mustang Mach E in London earlier this year has since experienced high levels of interest for the ‘First Edition’ models especially. The US allocation of the Tesla Model Y rival sold out a few days after debuting in LA. The high-spec version is limited to 10,000 units globally.
Also during the European premiere in February 2020, Ted Cannis, Director Global Electrification at Ford, stated in an interview with electrive that there were “a great many interested customers here” but he did not give exact figures. According to the latest information from Ford, the UK Mach-E order book is “healthy”, and buyers who have expressed an interest will be tried for sales this summer. Reservations require a £1,000 deposit. In Britain, the First Edition four-wheel-drive version starts from £56,950, with a 335-mile claimed range.
The carmaking giant has not released information on the international distribution of reservations though – according to earlier reports, 60 per cent of the first year of production (i.e. 30,000 vehicles) are to be delivered to the EU, the remaining 20,000 cars planned for the USA. The reason for this decision is most likely the CO2 regulations in the European Union.
Only ‘First Edition’ and premium trims are available for the time being with the cheaper versions to arrive in early 2021.
Following North America and Europe, Ford is to offer the electric car in China at a later date as well. The Mustang Mach E is made in America and imported to Europe.
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