First Drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Is a Thrilling New Breed
Ford’s first purpose-built electric vehicle impresses drivers and onlookers
The Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s first electric vehicle designed to be an EV from the outset, rather than spun off from an existing model. It wears the Mustang name and adapts a few styling cues from the iconic muscle car, but this is really an all-new animal.
For starters, it’s an SUV with room for five rather than a low-slung coupe. Based on our initial experience and the enthusiastic reactions from onlookers, we think Ford’s heritage-inspired approach to this expanding EV segment might pay off.
What we rented: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD
Powertrain: 346 hp combined from two electric motors; 1-speed direct drive; all-wheel drive; 88 kWh battery
Options: 88 kWh extended range battery $5,000, Rapid Red metallic paint $400.
Total cost: $56,200 (before $7,500 federal tax credit)