You CAN teach an old dog new tricks.
Ford's very first electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E, was at first met with some trepidation, but Ford fans and the broader car-buying public have warmed up to the idea of an EV carrying the famed Mustang name. That explains why the EV is now selling like hotcakes. Ford is ready to launch the 2022 model, which promises to come with bigger batteries and more range, but customers are already over the moon with the 2021 model. Take 87-year-old Pedro García for instance; this man has been around longer than the Mustang brand has been in existence, and he is the proud owner of a Mustang Mach-E.
Garcia is from Denia in Alicante, Spain, and he was one of the first to buy a Mustang Mach-E in his home country. Garcia is overwhelmed that he never has to visit a gas station ever again. "They installed a wallbox at my home, and I charged it there - end of story. I plug it in at night, I wake up in the morning, and it is at 500-odd volts. What I like the most is that you don't have to go to a gas station," he says. Garcia is an old Ford fan and has owned everything from a Sierra Cosworth to an automatic Kuga, a couple of Fiestas, and no less than three Ford Focus models.
"He has mastered the car spectacularly well. There are younger people who find it harder to grasp," says local Ford dealer Miguel Estrela. The Mustang Mach-E is no slowpoke: the entry-level car produces 266 horsepower, and it can reach power outputs of up to 480 hp and 634 lb-ft of torque in the GT Performance Edition, where it needs only 3.5 seconds to reach 60 mph.
"I feel like it's a huge mistake to have a gasoline car nowadays. This is a gem, man. This can't be compared to the cars of yesteryear," Garcia concludes. We couldn't agree more, sir.