The Mustang Mach-E is just the start of Ford’s electric onslaught.
A new era has begun for Ford. Last month, the Ford Mustang Mach-E was unveiled as the Blue Oval Automaker's first-ever electric vehicle. It's just the start of Ford's electric onslaught, however, as a fully electric version of the Ford Mustang is only a matter of time according to the Mach-E's chief engineer, Ron Heiser.
The Mustang Mach-E rides on a new scalable platform built for EVs that can be lengthened or shortened. In theory, this platform could underpin a future electric Ford Mustang. "I think if you look out in the future – who knows what timeframe that is – the market is eventually going to roll over to EVs," Heiser told Australia's Motoring, hinting that an all-electric Mustang is inevitable.
Heiser added the new EV platform will underpin several new Ford EVs in the future, but they won't all be badged as Mustangs like the Mach-E.
"It doesn't need to have a Mustang name on it, but we chose the first vehicle on this platform to be a Mustang," said Heiser. Ford didn't take this decision lightly either, as a model with the Mustang name has to meet certain expectations. Fortunately, the Mustang Mach-E lives up to these expectations with its aggressive looks and blistering performance.
In the range-topping Mustang Mach-E GT Performance, a dual-motor setup produces 459 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque, enabling the electric SUV to sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds, matching the Mustang Shelby GT500.
It isn't clear how much power an electric Ford Mustang would produce, but we wouldn't complain if it's as fast as the insane Mustang Lithium concept that was unveiled at this year's SEMA show. Built in collaboration with Ford and Webasto, the Mustang Lithium uses an 800-volt Webasto battery system and Phi-Power dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters to generate 900 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque.