Ford Mustang Mach-E makes its European entry


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Europe, meet the Ford Mustang Mach-E. While the Ford Mustang was globalized a few years ago, the Mustang Mach-E represents a brave way forward for the famous name that many appreciate.

The Blue Oval first revealed the car to Europeans in London on Thursday. The electric SUV tops a range of electrified models that Ford has ready for Europe in the coming years; The automaker said it will have 18 electrified models in its portfolio by the end of next year alone.

However, Ford not only made the necessary regulatory changes for Europe in the Mustang Mach-E and qualified it as one day. The company said Ford Europe was involved from the beginning, seeking specific changes for the region. Without going into details, the automaker named the suspension, steering, all-wheel drive and stability control as areas where European engineers leave their mark on the vehicle.

As in the US In the US, Ford did not talk about pre-order numbers for the Mustang Mach-E, although the European announcement said 85% of those who were online for one of the electric SUVs chose the extended-range battery option. Ford is aiming at 370 miles of range, based on the European WLTP standards. Those are a bit more liberal than the US EPA test procedures. UU., And Ford says it believes the SUV will make at least 300 miles on EPA tests.

When the time comes to plug the SUV, Ford dropped the name Ion charging network – a network with the support of numerous car manufacturers in Europe, including Ford – and said 10 minutes will reveal 57 miles of added range to the battery. That is with a 150 kW charger, yes.

Ford says it will install 1,000 new charging stations at Ford Europe facilities across the continent to help facilitate the loading of employees. The automaker also asked governments and the industry to support more public cargo infrastructure, which remains a sour point for those who buy electric vehicles.

Contrary to previous reports, Ford will not launch the Mustang Mach-E in Europe ahead of the United States. Instead, the automaker told Roadshow that it plans a simultaneous launch later this year. In the USA UU., Buyers can place orders every cut except for the GT, which will arrive in the spring of 2021.

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