The specs of the Tesla Model Y Rival and Ford Mustang Mach E have been leaked and the internet is going crazy for how similar both electric cars are. For the uninitiated, the Ford Mustang Mach E is an electric crossover SUV built on the I.D. platform developed by Volkswagen and shared by VW’s latest electric car, the I.D.3.
The Mustang Mach E leaked specs and photos hint at the car being a direct competitor to the Tesla Model Y, which is expected to launch in early 2020.
The Mustang electric crossover SUV will come with several trim options and a very ‘Tesla’ like interiors. Here’s all the leaked information.
Tesla Model Y Rival: Ford Mustang E Specs, Release Date, Price
The starting price of the Ford Mustang Mach E starts at $43,000 and will go all the way up to $60,000.
|Mustang Mach E Variant||Price|
|California Route 1||$52,000|
The pricing mentioned above is subject to changes.
The Mustang electric SUV will be available with the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) option, with the former being the only option on lower-end models. However, there will be an option to choose between AWD and RWD in the top-end models.
The starting battery range of Mustang Mach E will be around 235 miles and the highest end GT version will feature 300 miles of range. The range is EPA certified so it’ll be more or less equal to real-world range.
The RWD variant will be able to deliver 300 miles of range, while the top-end AWD version will aim for 270 miles of battery range.
What’s really great is that Mustang E qualifies for a maximum of $7,500 worth of Federal Electrics Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credits.
In terms of interiors, the Mustang Mach E has a Tesla-inspired interior with a giant tablet screen replacing the traditional console and a secondary screen in front of the driver. The two-tone dashboard with its minimalist design complements the electric nature of the car.
The Mustang will likely run a full version of the Android operating system with support for native Google apps like Maps, Spotify, and Google Assistant.
From the exterior, the Mustang electric SUV looks similar to the current Mustang GT from the headlights and tail lights. The front air grill has been closed off due to the lack of an engine. The front trunk or frunk looks rather big due to the extended hood.
The exclusive “First Edition” of the Mustang Mach E will feature three new exterior metallic colors, first edition scuff plates, red-colored brake calipers, and a unique contrast stitching.
The leaked specs of the Mustang Mach E also hint at its performance. The GT version will be able to do a 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3 seconds. The car will also feature quick charging, as it will receive 47 miles of range in just 10 minutes.
Ford Mustang Mach E vs Tesla Model Y
Ford is officially going for the Tesla Model Y with some really competitive specs. However, the Model Y still remains at the top, even though by a small margin. In terms of range, both these cars are almost similar. The battery range of the Model Y begins at 230 miles and goes up to 300 miles, similar to the Ford Mach E.
Even in terms of pricing the Mach E competes with the Model Y in the same price bracket of $40,000 to $60,000, with the latter costing $1,000 extra.
But where the Model Y has a clear advantage over Mach E is in charging infrastructure. Over the years, Tesla has laid out thousands of Level 2 chargers and some V3 superchargers as well.
Tesla software updates also improve the performance of the vehicles over time. These updates have been known to increase horsepower, battery range and even add brand new autonomous driving features in Tesla electric cars.
Don’t get me wrong, the Ford Mach E looks great on paper and I’d love to see it doing well on the market. But, dreams of beating a Tesla will at least take a while. Mustang E will officially launch on November 17, 2019.