The consensus forming around the Mach-E Mustang is that it is competent and fun to drive an electric vehicle, a novelty for Ford and potential buyers. But the name raised more than a few eyebrows. But now the car manufacturer has announced the reasons for choosing the name. The simple answer is because this is the kind of discourse that will emerge, as per Jason Kastriota, Ford’s global battery-electric carriers, who later talked with Road & Track. “The idea of standing out from the crowd, eliminating the noise and clutter of electric vehicles has been a major problem we have to solve,” said Kastriota.
Worse, this was a problem Ford faced late in the development process.
The team behind Mach-E realized that this would announce when other manufacturers launched their electric cars. According to Kastriota, the team realized that their EV must be a Mustang. However, a sudden change of path wasn’t easy. The decision to name the Mustang car resulted in significant changes to the vehicle’s architecture, powertrain, and performance. The challenge is also to design an SUV that looks like a Mustang. Even after the models were finished and additional design replicas of the Mustang were added, the team knew an uphill battle was waiting for them. “I have the dubious honor of introducing the Mustang Mach-E to the Mustang club president,” said Kastriota. Say they came with folded arms and stern expressions. After showing the President what Mach-E could do, Kastriota was delighted that Ford didn’t take the Mustang, only put one more horse in the stable. The Mach-E public reception was good enough for Ford to continue using its most famous names as more electric vehicles are introduced. However, don’t expect them all to become mustangs. There are restrictions on the use of this name. Fortunately, Ford has a rich history.
Inspired by the Mustang
That change of direction involves removing the corresponding EV, which initially a redesigned Focus EV sedan that turned into a crossover, according to officials, and a design renders shared. From the automaker. In June 2017, it was decided to take inspiration from Mustang, the direction set by Farley. “We assumed if you wanted to promote Ford, what more excellent way to make a source than the Mustang?” We replied, “Let’s try creating an electric Mustang,” Farley said during the unveiling of the car outside Los Angeles on Sunday. Modernizing the company means benchmarking and competing with EV leader Tesla, not the company’s traditional competitors. Auto research firm Edmunds reports that Tesla accounted for about 80% of all-electric vehicles sold in the US last year and the first nine months of 2019. This is despite a wave of new or redesigned electric cars. Many of which saw as models of compliance. Enter the market. Removing projects after years of development always tricky. But associating a vehicle with a Mustang – the first time the iconic name. According to executives at Ford, that used for anything other than a two-door car has added a new layer of pressure. “This thing is sure to be a hero,” said Jason Kastriota, director of Ford’s battery-powered electric vehicle brand. “We don’t want it eaten.” The Tesla Model Y and Ford Mach-E expected to have similar price, performance specs, and EV ranges in the second half of 2020.
Is this a mustang?
After adopting Mustang-inspired policies, the team gained extensive control over the product and managed operations from Ford’s global headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan to a small building in Detroit’s historic district. The small team codenamed Tim Edison. Teams work quickly and take months, sometimes weeks, not years, during various parts of vehicle construction. When the team designs the vehicle, it is not easy to make the car look like a Mustang. It has to feel like it, or Bill Ford, a Mustang fan, won’t give up. He said he gave the signal to label the vehicle a Mustang after driving it. “When I made it, I understood it had to obtain a Mustang,” Ford told journalists following the break. “But really, there because I believe the team when they began all the terms.” The best-performing Mach-E Mustang models hit 0 to 60 mph in the middle of a 3-second range with roughly 459 horsepower and 612 lb.-ft. Of torque. This makes it faster than the Porsche Macan Turbo line and comparable to the Porsche 911 GTS. Other models expected to reach speeds of 0 to 60 mph in about six seconds. In addition to the badge and performance, the Mach-E includes aspects of Mustang design. Such as a long hood, rear tail, aggressive headlamps. And three-speed taillights. The grille also cut to resemble a pony car.