Ford has opened the order books in the USA for its all-electric Mustang Mach-E. Those with pre-orders are now invited to convert their reservations into official orders. Ford has also revised the Mustang Mach-E’s performance specifications upwards.
The entry-level model with rear-wheel drive and standard range battery are now listed at 198 kW, eight kW more than before. With the extended-range battery it is six kW more, i.e. 216 kW. The four-wheel-drive model with the small battery will in future have 198 kW instead of 190 kW, while the four-wheel-drive model with the large battery will increase by 10 kW to 258 kW. The new performance values have no influence on range figures.
Ford already corrected the specifications for the Mach-E’s charging capacity upwards after practical tests. “We remain dedicated to delivering on the promise of the Mustang name,” says Ron Heiser, chief engineer of the Mustang Mach-E program. “These better-than-estimated performance figures show that our team is squeezing every last bit of performance out of this vehicle so that it not only delivers Mustang style but Mustang soul as well.”
In the United States, the Mustang Mach-E is available in the Select option at prices starting at $43,895. The First Edition, which has already been completely allocated to pre-orderers, costs at least 59,300 dollars in the USA, the later top model in the GT version is priced at 60,500 dollars. In the USA, however, all electric cars from Ford still qualify for the $7,500 tax credit, since Ford (in contrast to Tesla and GM) has not yet sold many electric cars to date and has therefore not reached the threshold for tax credits for electric cars.
According to some reports, however, there are also some Ford dealers in the USA who are charging extra for the Mustang Mach-E – apparently up to 15,000 dollars above list price. Ford has already received so many advance orders that the first year of production is almost completely reserved. Due to the high demand, some dealers seem to be very generous with the kind of ‘dealer markups’ that are sometimes common in the USA. In forums, however, lists of dealers are already being kept to show those who are not charging markups for the Mustang Mach-E.
Deliveries of the Ford Mustang Mach-E will start in the USA towards the end of this year, in Europe, the electric car will be launched at the beginning of next year. Ford has not yet given an exact date from when binding orders will be possible Europe. Prices in Germany will start at 46,900 euros for the basic version, or 66,800 euros for the ‘First Edition’.
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