Ford Motor Company announced it is re-opening its order banks for the all-electric Mustang Mach-E as completed plant upgrades support production ramp in the second half of 2023. with feature improvements on the way.
Improvements include increased range for standard range battery models to a targeted EPA-estimated range of 250 miles for RWD and 226 miles for eAWD, according to Ford's news release.
Ford also offers EV customers a full-size truck with the F-150 Lightning and the E-Transit van.
"We continue to find ways to improve the value of the Mustang Mach-E. Upgraded BlueCruise rolling out for new and existing Mustang Mach-E owners, increased range and faster DC charging times on standard range models show how we are relentlessly improving our products for our customers," said Marin Gjaja, chief customer officer, Ford Model e.
|Model||Current MSRP||Updated MSRP||+/-|
|Select RWD Standard Range||$45,995||$42,995||$3,000|
|Select AWD Standard Range||$48,995||$45,995||$3,000|
|California Route 1 AWD Extended Range||$57,995||$56,995||$1,000|
|Premium RWD Standard Range||$50,995||$46,995||$4,000|
|Premium AWD Standard Range||$53,995||$59,995||$4,000|
Mustang Mach-E Features
All standard range models will now be powered by lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries. This change allows the eAWD configuration to gain an additional 45 horsepower and improves the targeted EPA range estimates for standard range RWD and eAWD configurations.
In addition to increased range and power, standard range models can now charge to 100% more frequently via AC home charging. When on the road, DC fast charging to 80% battery capacity from 10% is 33 minutes, a five-minute reduction when compared to previous standard range models.
BlueCruise, which enables hands-free driving on highways, now will be available with the choice to experience the technology with a complimentary 90-day trial since all Mustang Mach-E SUVs will be built with the necessary hardware for the capability.
The new features of BlueCruise 1.2 include hands-free lane changes when requested by the driver tapping the turn signal. In-Lane Repositioning ability helps keep the vehicle in its lane while subtly shifting position away from vehicles in adjacent lanes.
The Mustang Mach-E qualifies for potential Inflation Reduction Act federal tax credits in 2023 of $3,750.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet
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