Car and Driver has named the Ford Mustang Mach-E its 2021 EV of the Year, praising its “sweet balance between practical and visceral.”
When Ford unveiled the Mach-E for the first time, some of the criticism it received had to do with the name. To long-time fans of the Mustang, it almost seemed like an insult to the muscle car to stamp its storied nameplate onto an electric SUV. But in hindsight, Ford made the right move.
As the industry shifts toward EVs, we’re told that we should drive them because they’re better for the environment. And while that’s true, that’s not always motivating. When you have to spend time behind the wheel every day, you want something fun, rewarding, and engaging—and that’s exactly what the Mustang Mach-E provides.
“Ford has built an EV that’s suited to kid-hauling duty, Costco runs, and daily commutes but that doesn’t strip the soul out of driving,” Car and Driver explains. If it stopped at innovative features, high-tech infotainment, long driving range, and spacious interior, the Mach-E would already be a great SUV. But it’s also just as fast and fun to drive as a regular Mustang, and that’s what makes it the 2021 EV of the Year.
Make sure to test drive it for yourself at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Indiana, to see what the Mustang Mach-E is all about.