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Ford Mustang Mach-E Price Cut, & 0–60 MPH Times Published


Published on 29 September 2020 |
by Zachary Shahan

29 September 2020 of Zachary Shahan

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is one of the few vehicles on the market today that really excites me. It is an addicting vehicle that makes my neck tingle. The good news is it just got a little cheaper.

Ford has cut the price of a couple of versions of the Ford Mustang Mach-E today. The price of the Mustang Mach-E Premium has dropped by $ 3,000 and is now $ 47,000 (before the $ 7,500 EV federal tax credit). The Mustang Mach-E First Edition, a slightly spicier version of the Mach-E Premium, saw a $ 1,000 cut instead or, as some have explained, the base price still dropped by $ 3,000 but the First Edition package increased by $ 2,000. (I got it?)

What is the reason for the price drop? According to Ford, it is in a “segment that is seeing dynamic price changes”. Some have thought this means there are some concerns about consumer demand. Some fans on a Mustang Mach-E forum thread who commented on the reason for the price drop, however, see it as a direct response to the Volkswagen ID.4’s newly revealed price, which was lower than many expected. The ID.4, which has a fairly similar body type and design, has a starting price of $ 39,995, while its first edition trim starts at $ 43,995.

One commentator noted that ID.4’s bookings were sold out in a day, indicating significant demand for the newest and most affordable electric crossover / SUV.

What about range on a full charge, one of the most important issues for electric vehicle buyers? Well, the ID.4 works quite well there too. It has a reported range of 250 miles, while these are the ranges provided for the different Mustang Mach-E trims:

  • Select Standard Range (SR) RWD: 230 miles
  • Select Standard Range (SR) AWD: 210 miles
  • Premium SR RWD: 230 miles
  • Premium SR AWD: 210 miles
  • Premium Standard Range (SR) RWD: 300 miles
  • Premium Standard Range (SR) AWD: 270 miles
  • First Edition (ER AWD): 270 miles
  • California Route 1 (ER RWD): 300 miles
  • GT (ER AWD): 235 miles

One is where the Mustang Mach-E wins, though, it has to be its larger touchscreen and I think the overall interior. Plus, it’s faster.

Something else slipped out along with the price cut: specific numbers for accelerating vehicles from 0mph to 60mph. Here are the specs from 0 to 60 mph:

  • To select: 5.8 seconds (RWD), 5.2 seconds (AWD)
  • Itinerary 1: 6.1 seconds (RWD)
  • Premium: 6.1 seconds (ER RWD), 4.8 seconds (ER AWD), 5.8 seconds (SR RWD), 5.2 seconds (SR AWD)
    FE: 4.8 seconds (ER AWD)

The ID.4’s 0-60mph time is reportedly between 7 and 8 seconds.

However, I think both vehicles are more likely to draw customers away from their respective brands’ gasoline vehicles. The Mustang Mach-E is expected to steal many typical Ford Escape buyers and perhaps even regular Mustang buyers. Although the Mustang Mach-E has a higher upfront cost, it can easily overcome the escape in terms of total cost of ownership.

My calculations will have to tweak a bit to account for the new price, but the overall story is the same as before: the Mustang Mach-E is a much better vehicle than a Ford Escape at a lower total cost of ownership.

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About the author

Zachary Shahan is trying to help the company help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here CleanTechnica as director, editor-in-chief and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an expert in electric vehicles, solar energy and energy storage. He has spoken about cleantech at conferences in India, UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States, Canada and Curaçao.

Zach has long-term investments in NIO [NIO], Tesla [TSLA]and Xpeng [XPEV]. But it does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any kind.

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