It'll go up against other EVs like the Model Y in the Asian country.
Ford is charging ahead with its EV plans, and its first-ever all-electric vehicle, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, has been a massive success, despite some small hiccups. The Mustang Mach-E has proven so well-liked that it's even joining the police force, locally and abroad, and is now gearing up for a significant update. These upgrades include bigger batteries and increased range. The Mach-E is now set for the next big step in its career; it's being built in China. The first Mach-E recently rolled off the assembly line at Changan Ford's manufacturing plant in Chongqing and will be available for local delivery by the end of the year.
This is a massive milestone for Ford, which aims to cut out a healthy slice of the EV pie in China. Ford says that the Chinese-manufactured Mustang Mach-E vehicles will be sold through Ford's direct sales network of electric vehicle city stores. These stores will play a significant role in Ford's overall strategy for the Chinese market, and the company is currently on track to open 25 stores in major metropolitan areas by the end of 2021, and hopes to have over 100 stores operating within five years. Orders for the Mustang Mach-E RWD Long Range, RWD Premium Long Range, RWD Standard Range, and GT First Edition are now open to the public, and orders placed before 31 December 2021 are eligible for some tasty benefits.
Customers who place their orders before the end of the year will get free roadside assistance, impressive battery warranties, referral bonuses, and financing incentives. First Edition customers will also get a sweet gift package.
Ford Mustang Mach-Es built in China will enjoy the same level of technology and performance we get stateside, including standard intelligent driver assist hardware and L2 intelligent driving assist. According to the China light-duty vehicle test cycle, the Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD Long Range will offer a maximum range of 385 miles. The most powerful version of the bunch, the GT, will get Chinese passengers to 62 mph in only 3.65 seconds.
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