Ford Mustang Mach-E Will Arrive Earlier Than Expected

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Contrary to earlier reports, the US won't have to sit idly as Mach-E deliveries start in Europe.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is, to put it mildly, hotly anticipated. The battery-electric crossover represents Ford's first real stab at making a livable, long-range EV for the masses, and its "Mustang-inspired" sensibilities, while initially very divisive, have found support among many eco-conscious and practicality-minded Mustang fans. Tens of thousands of pre-orders were logged in the first few months after its November unveiling.

Yet despite the Mach-E's popularity in the US, previously, it had looked like American buyers would have to be patient in their wait for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E; a report from about a month ago maintained that the European market would get the new EV first. However, that no longer appears to be the case, with Motor1 now reporting that the Mach-E will launch simultaneously in the US and Europe.

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That portion of the Mustang Mach-E's launch plans was confirmed by a Ford spokesperson, who said that the new battery-electric utility vehicle would be available in both markets from "late this year." That leaves a pretty big window for the first Mach-E deliveries to start, but typically, we take "late" to mean fourth quarter - in other words, October or later.

Those who were lucky enough to get their mitts on a Mach-E First Edition pre-order will be among the first to take delivery, while buyers opting for the high-performance GT will have to wait a bit longer. That model isn't expected to start shipping out until 2021.

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Granted, the 459-horsepower Mustang Mach-E GT might just be worth the wait. It packs a standard dual-motor AWD system capable of launching the vehicle to 60 mph in just over 3 seconds, according to Ford's projections. Perhaps that's why it accounts for something like 30 percent of all existing Mach-E pre-orders.

Ford is expected to begin reaching out to Ford Mustang Mach-E pre-order holders this summer to have them spec their vehicles and turn those pre-orders into proper orders. Meanwhile, one of the Mach-E's main rivals - the Tesla Model Y - has already entered production and should start shipping out to customers imminently.

The race is on.

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