On April 17 th , 1964 the Ford Mustang was unveiled in New York by Henry Ford II. The retail price was $2 368 and by the weekend following the launch 22 000 cars had been ordered in the USA. In its first two years Ford sold one million units and since then in excess of ten million Ford Mustangs have been manufactured and sold across the globe.
When the Ford Mustang automobile is mentioned it is always associated with an iconic American petrol driven muscle sports car. The legendary Ford Mustang was the inventor of the pony car segment. Now in September 2020 the Ford Mustang has taken a new direction and has revealed in Europe for the first time, the all-electric high-performance Mustang Mach-E GT that delivers an acceleration of 3.7 seconds 0-100km/hr. No other vehicle in its class can accelerate faster than the Mustang Mach-E GT. All-wheel drive, battery-electric powertrain provides drivers with the full advantage of the performance benefits of all-electric driving.
In this new electric car era where new consumers still have concerns, performance counts for nothing without the confidence to use it. To counter this Fords charging initiatives mean Mustang Mach-E customers will enjoy the knowledge that they can re-charge quickly and easily across Europe. In this part of the world Mustang Mach-E drivers placing orders today and into 2021 will receive five years of free access to the FordPass Charging Network with more than 155 000 charge stations across Europe. Further to this the owners will also receive one-year free access to the now established 270 IONITY fast-charging stations en route to 400 stations by the end of 2020. Charging with up to 150 kW at an IONITY station is estimated to add an average of 119km driving range after a 10 minutes of charging. The extended range battery will achieve a driving distance of 500 kms of pure electric power. The intelligent range system accurately predicts how much range other drivers have used in past driving behaviours including weather forecasts, and crowdsourced data from other Mustang Mach-E vehicles. With a top speed of 200 km/hr the 347 kW, duel-motor powertrain applies 830 Nm of available torque independently to the front and rear axles for even more responsive handling. 20-inch alloy wheels, red-painted brake callipers and unique exterior colours including Grabber Blue and Cyber Orange highlight the Mustang Mach-E ‘s presence.
Inside a 15.5-inch full HD touch display supports a next generation SYNC communication and entertainment system that learns the
driver’s behaviours to make smart suggestions. The enhanced interior also features Ford’s Performance seats and a unique steering wheel with suede inserts. When Fords engineers were developing the Mustang Mach-E it took much effort to convince CEO Jim Hackett to allow the team to use the Mustang name on an all-electric vehicle. Ford were very wary about tampering with the reputation the legendary Mustang had built over 65 years. Eventually after taking Jim Hackett on a test drive and achieving 0-100 kms in 3.7 seconds the CEO agreed to the use of the name and so a new era in Mustang driving has begun.