2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an all-new, all-electric five-passenger crossover that might just change the way you drive.  With a futuristic interior design and no gasoline engine, it’s powered only by an electric motor that you have to plug in to recharge.  It’s definitely different, but it could be in your future.  The new Mach-E is fast, nimble and definitely fun to drive.  Whether you can get used to plugging in instead of gassing up is a question only you can answer.

The Ford Motor Company seems to have reinvented itself in the last couple of years. Their new President Jim Farley is definitely a car guy who likes to race and drive fast, and he’s breathing new life into a company that is known mostly for making great trucks. Cars have pretty much disappeared from dealer showrooms but new trucks and SUV/crossovers have people excited about driving a Ford again. There’s definitely excitement around the reinvented Ford Bronco, which will be reviewed here next month.

A base 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD comes with an MSRP price tag of $42,895.  There may not be a gasoline engine under the hood, but the electric motor that powers this crossover generates the equivalent of 266 hp and will get you from 0-60 in 5.8 seconds. The driving experience is certainly different but something to which you easily adapt. The acceleration is immediate since there’s no waiting for an engine to rev up, and the drive is very quiet.

There are six different trims of the Mach-E that deliver either more range or more performance, depending on what you’re looking for in your electric crossover.  If you’re looking for the maximum battery range, the California Route 1 trim delivers a range of over 300 miles. But, if it’s speed that’s on your mind, the Mach-E GT Performance Edition will certainly make you smile.  Peak power on the Mach-E speed denom is 480 horsepower and it will rocket from zero-to-sixty in a blazing 3.5 seconds, a time that will match the Shelby GT-500.

Even though most electric car owners have a home charging station and use it for the majority of their car’s charging, the Mach-E’s navigation system can easily find you a charging station when you’re on the road.  If you’re intrigued with the idea of an all-electric car, take a test drive of the new Ford Mustang Mach-E. It’s definitely a peek into the future.