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.
Compared to five years ago, electric vehicles are much more widely available in the U.S. But EVs can still be costly, which is off-putting to many car buyers. If you are looking for an affordable EV, Ford has you covered. The sporty 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E was recently named to U.S. News’ list of Cheapest EVs in 2021.
To be included on the list, vehicles had to have an MSRP of less than $50,000, which is true for the Mustang Mach-E. For that affordable price, you get standard rear-wheel drive, 266 horsepower, and a super-efficient 230 miles of all-electric range.* All-wheel drive is also available for a higher price, as is an EPA-estimated driving range of 305 miles.* In that configuration, the Mustang Mach-E delivers up to 480 horsepower.
In addition to being an affordable option for drivers looking to make the switch to electric, the Mustang Mach-E was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, with “Superior” ratings for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian collision avoidance.
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is a fantastic option for anyone looking for an electric vehicle that looks fierce and offers powerful, athletic handling and a comfortable, safe ride. Interested in learning more about the Mustang Mach-E? Contact Jordan Ford to see how you can place an order for a Mustang EV of your very own.
*Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.
The iconic Ford Mustang has been deeply entrenched in all aspects of pop culture — including music, movies, and television — since the model’s inception. Following the introduction of the brand-new, all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, a Detroit-based musician was inspired to create an electronic dance track based on the supercar.
Thanks to a partnership between Ford’s sound design team and Ozone Sound, the Mustang Mach-E will feature a number of electronic oscillations that emit while driving. Matthew Dear, the founder of the EDM label Ghostly International and remix guru for artists like The Postal Service, was compelled to compose “New Breed” after listening to the 1980s sci-fi inspired Mustang Mach-E sounds.
The self-described “sound tinkerer” actually used the digital propulsion sounds engineered for the Mustang Mach-E coupled with synthesizers as the basis of his dance floor-ready song. “Creating ‘New Breed’ was a new experience and I think the song — like the car — takes its passengers on a voyage,” said Dear.
For those interested in hearing “New Breed,” this track — along with much of Matthew Dear’s other work — is available now on most streaming platforms. Ford also released a companion documentary about the making of “New Breed” that you can watch via YouTube.
Test-drive the Mach-E when it arrives at Jordan Ford soon. Until then, stop by to take one of the other new Ford models for a whirl.