This Is The World's First Wrecked Ford Mustang Mach E

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That didn't take long.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E has only been on sale for a few months, so there are not many examples out on the road yet. Unfortunately, there's now one less example in the world after someone crashed Ford's first-ever electric SUV. Images posted on Instagram show the remains of what is most likely the world's first wrecked Mustang Mach-E, and it's in a very sorry state.

Looking at the remains of this mangled mess reveals extensive damage to the electric SUV - every body panel is crumpled, scratched, and dented, so this isn't going to buff out. The hood is bent out of shape, the right front fender, rear bumper, and both mirrors have detached, and the windshield is smashed.

According to the Instagram post, the Mustang Mach-E was involved in a high-speed crash on a highway. Luckily, the occupants survived with minor injuries. The Ford Mustang Mach-E hasn't been crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety yet, but electric SUV appears to have high safety standards considering that everyone walked away from this nasty-looking crash and the roof and a-pillars appear to have withstood the impact. At least the battery didn't catch on fire, unlike the recent fatal Tesla Model S crash in Texas.

This particular Mustang Mach-E appears to be a standard base Select trim, which is powered by either a 68 kilowatt-hour or 88-kWh battery and a single electric motor generating 266 horsepower.

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The "4" on the Mach-E badge also indicates this is, or rather was, an all-wheel-drive model. Since it still has paper tags on the license plate, it could not have covered many miles before it was reduced to a mangled wreck.

Judging from the extent of the damage, there's little hope that the electric SUV can be salvaged and it will most likely be a total loss. It's unclear if the chassis or electric powertrain has suffered any damage, however. If the electric powertrain survived, it could be used for an electric restomod project if the Mustang Mach-E gets scrapped and sold on a salvage auction site. Hopefully, someone will be up for the challenge of giving this mangled Mustang Mach-E a new lease of life.

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