All-new EV takes on top performers from brands like Porsche.
Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford and well-known actor Idris Elba took the wraps off the all-electric Mustang Mach-E during a special event at Jet Center Los Angeles in California on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
According to a statement from Ford, Elba is a former Ford employee, having worked for the company in the 1980s.
Launching in late 2020, the Mustang Mach-E will be available with standard and extended range battery options in either a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configuration.
Equipped with an extended range battery and rear-wheel drive, the Mach-E boasts a targeted EPA-estimated range of 475 km. The all-wheel drive model promises 332 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque.
Ford says the standard all-wheel drive variation will have a quicker zero to 60 mph than the base Porsche Macan, while the GT will be faster off the line than a Porsche Macan Turbo, and the GT Performance Edition (459 horsepower and 612 lb.-ft. of torque) will have a 0-60 mph time similar to a Porsche 911 GTS.
“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s Chief Product Development and Purchasing Officer. “People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle – and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of these in unmatched style.”