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2021 Ford Mach E Specs

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When Ford announced that they were going to be making the Mach E it launched a new era for them into the world of EVs. As a result there's been plenty of speculation as to what the Mach E's specs are going to be.

Complete 2021 Mach E specifications are still not available. Some have been confirmed and are outlined here, along with other details to expect when the Mach E is revealed on November 17th.

Ford has a launched a website for the Mach E that sheds some light on what the charging and the range will be. According to Ford the Mach E will have an EPA-estimated range of 300 miles (480 km). For charging you can get 47 miles of range in 10 minutes with a 150 kW DC fast charger and you can go from 10-80% in 45 minutes. Thanks to a partnership with Electrify America, drivers can access the FordPass Charging Network for easy pay-as-you-drive charging. Ford's charging network allows you to access more than 12,000 public charging stations across the country.

With the FordPass app you'll be able to do things on your phone like:
  • Monitor charging progress
  • Set charging schedules and easily pre-condition your vehicle†
  • Locate charging stations currently available for use and whether it is a DC fast charger.††
  • Pay to charge your vehicle within the network using FordPass
  • FordPass™ Power My Trip, a tool that makes trip planning hassle-free by considering your current state of charge and identifying charging points along your route
The Mach E will reportedly have a starting price of around $40,000, which would put it in direct compettion with the Tesla Model Y which starts at $43,700 for the Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive version.

As far as performance goes, it's rumored that the Mach E will come with a rear-wheel drive and a twin-motor all-wheel-drive setup. Along with that we should expect to see at least two different battery options based on a press release from Electrify America.
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When I searched on the site for "Mach E Specs" this post came first. But the data is a bit old.

See the latest here:

Or here's what you need to know

Mustang Mach-E MSRP (USA):
  • Select ($43,895)
  • Premium ($50,600)
  • California Route 1 ($52,600)
  • First Edition ($59,900)
  • GT ($60,500)

Mustang Mach-E Range:
  • Select: 230 mile range
  • Premium: 300 mile range
  • California Route 1: 300 mile range
  • First Edition: 270 mile range
  • GT: 235 mile range

Mustang Mach-E 0-60 Times:
  • Select: 5.5 0-60, 230 mile range, AWD or RWD, 18 Inch Wheels
  • Premium: 5.5 0-60, 300 mile range, AWD or RWD, 19 Inch Wheels
  • California Route 1: 6.5 0-60, 300 mile range, AWD, 18 Inch Wheels
  • First Edition: 5.5 0-60, 270 mile range, AWD, 19 Inch Wheels
  • GT: 3.5 0-60, 235 mile range, AWD, 20 Inch Wheels
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Anyone hoping the top speed is just a conservative estimate and might end up increasing?

I know it will not make a difference in every day driving but it still bugs me, especially for a car with Mustang badge.

It's quite lower than the I-pace and significantly lower than even the standard range model 3 (will not even mention the long range or performance models, no comparison there). Me not like this.

Also, the horsepower specs don't seem to make sense. The ER RWD supposedly has more horsepower than the SR AWD yet the latter has much better acceleration and they both have the same top speed. How is this possible? Yes, AWD provides better acceleration and the ER means extra weight, but still a whole second lost seems like a lot when it's supposed to have 27 extra HP.

Also, the ER AWD has 77 extra HP but the same acceleration and top speed with the SR. Those must be some heavy batteries!
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Pretty sure the top speed is artificially capped by software, not by what might otherwise be possible if the vehicle were unrestrained. That seems to be true for all BEVs. (Might also be to avoid risking motor or battery damage.)

Personally I don't care because I'll never be driving mine in such a fashion (probably never go over 85, and that's just to pass when driving 75-80 speed limits). A 90 MPH cap would be fine for me.

This issue probably tracks with whether one thinks of themselves more as a "Mustang buyer" or more as an "SUV buyer". Seems to be about a 50-50 split of those for the Mach-e. I'm an SUV buyer primarily, with it being a cool perk that the Mach-e also has some Mustang influences. But those considering themselves primarily Mustang buyers probably feel otherwise.
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Also, the ER AWD has 77 extra HP but the same acceleration and top speed with the SR. Those must be some heavy batteries!
Ford never really says the ER AWD has the same acceleration as the SR AWD. They're both just targeting 0-60 in the "mid 5 second range". One of these cars might be closer to 5.3 and the other closer to 5.7, and they would still fall into this mid 5 sec range. My guess is the SR will be faster 0-30 mph due to the same torque and lower weight, but the ER will be faster 30-60 mph where the extra power starts to set in. I'm more curious about the 60-90 mph time because I'm more apt to actually floor a car when I'm merging or passing than when I'm taking off from a standstill.

I think a top speed of anything over 100 mph is fine and won't realistically affect most drivers. However I bet Ford will make sure these cars don't top out before they can finish the 1/4 mile and hurt that metric.
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I'm not a mechanical engineer, or much of a car guy at all. This is just my own guesses based on stuff I've been reading online. Caveat emptor.

Other than the reasons dbsb and Scufflegrit provided, I think the top speed limiter might be set based on at least two more things:

1. The braking power of the vehicle. They would want to make sure that if the accelerator pedal is "stuck" to the floor -- either because of your foot (accidentally) or because of carpeting or some other mechanical issue -- that the brake pedal can still be used to decelerate the car and bring it to a stop.

2. The efficiency of the cooling system. Among other issues, the permanent magnets in the traction motors may demagnetize if they get too hot. The battery may prematurely degrade or fail if it gets too hot. The car uses a single speed reduction gear for its transmission, so the higher the speed you're trying to maintain, the higher the RPMs required for the motor. Maybe the energy and so forth required for this creates too much heat to be safely maintaining such a high speed.

All that said, yeah, maybe they've set conservative limits? I'm sure the engineers have done a ton of modeling/sim to come up with their figures. But with real world testing, and more software tweaks, maybe improvements will result.

As far as the horsepower, torque, and speed... The dual motors in the AWD config increases torque (and also drag, to some extent). This undoubtedly increases acceleration capability, but only if sufficient power can be supplied to the traction motors.

The horsepower numbers are limited by the power inverter(s) that converts direct current from the batteries into three-phase AC for the traction motor(s). It's also limited by the traction motors' capabilities. And it's also limited by the max current that can be safely pulled from the batteries. I've no idea if the same power inverter is used across Mach-E models, but let's assume it's the same...

As for the batteries, Jalopnik's tech tear down seems to show similar voltage between the SR and ER packs, so the ER pack should be able to supply about 30-35% more current (and maybe charge faster) at roughly the same voltage, since it has about 30-35% more cells (assuming nothing else is also limiting current). This seems to line up with the tech specs, which show a bit more than 30% greater horsepower in the ER AWD vs the SR RWD.
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Sure, I understand why Ford would want to limit the top speed of an electric vehicle.
What I don't understand is why it would be that much lower against other, comparable EVs.

Of course, it depends on what you consider "comparable", as the Mach-e is very underpowered compared to both the Model 3 and especially the I-pace and also much heavier than the Model 3.

But one would like to think that a "Mustang" would in fact be comparable at least to the Model 3, if not the Jaguar. Wishful thinking, I guess.
What you think is comparable is based on the factors most important to you. So only you could make that call.

I don't think some of the specification numbers are all that important (to me). For example, I don't care about Top Speed unless it's lower than a speed I'd want to be able to drive the car. (I don't intend to take my own car to a track.)

That said, if one was only looking at the numbers you were referencing from their spec sheets, then doesn't it seem like the Jaguar I-PACE and Mustang Mach-E are comparable in some ways? Using the specifications from their U.S. web sites (in U.S. miles, pounds, EPA estimates, etc.):

Mustang Mach-E GTJaguar I-PACETesla Model Y Performance
MSRP$61,600 (before incentives)$70,525 (b.i.)$62,200
Curb weightunknown4784unknown
Peak torque612 lb-ft512 lb-ftunknown
Peak power342 kW294 kWunknown
Top Speed124124150
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I realized why there may be some confusion. In Europe, it looks like reservations are only being taken for trims called Mach-E, AWD, and First Edition. But further down on the main page, they show Mustang Mach-E GT as "available in 2021." So it is coming later. (It's also supposed to be arriving in 2021 for U.S. and Canada, but they are taking reservations now.)

Here, for example, for Greece:

Thanks. Yes, you are right, there are no specs or reservation capability right now for the GT model in European sites, this is why I was talking about the "AWD" model.

I'm sure the GT will also become available at some point, but right now there are no specs, no price and no clear release date. Given the prices for the other models, I'm pretty certain the GT will be at least as expensive as what I can find the Jaguar for right now.

So, overall, in my opinion it doesn't make sense for someone in Europe to wait for the GT as they can get the Jaguar right now for the same amount of money and with similar performance.

The decision, therefore, is between the Jaguar and the AWD model. The Jaguar is better performance wise and available now, the Mustang lacks in performance and not available yet but is slightly cheaper.

Of course, that is just my opinion.
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Guys, here a video on "Twitter" of the acceleration of the GT! Very nice :p (@GTspirit) a tweeté : 2020 Ford Mach-E acceleration ?
Guys, here a video on "Twitter" of the acceleration of the GT! Very nice :p (@GTspirit) a tweeté : 2020 Ford Mach-E acceleration ?
That's a pre-production Premium, not GT.
Guys, here a video on "Twitter" of the acceleration of the GT! Very nice :p (@GTspirit) a tweeté : 2020 Ford Mach-E acceleration ?

Pretty sure this is not a GT model. Front grill is wrong and you can see the back wheels are spinning but not the front. The GT is all wheel drive.

good news is the GT will accelerate even faster than this video.
Here's the most recent Mustang Mach-E specs and related information I can find:

Ford Mustang Mach-E launch:
  • initial target: late 2020, at least in some markets delayed until early 2021
  • several versions and trims, including a limited quantity First Edition and a special GT Performance Edition (Spring 2021)
  • $500 refundable reservation deposit
Ford Mustang Mach-E specs (U.S.):

  • Range depends version (EPA-estimated):
    SR, RWD: 230 miles (370 km)
    SR, AWD: 210 miles (338 km)
    ER, RWD: 300 miles (483 km)
    ER, AWD: 270 miles (434 km)
    GT with Optional Equipment: 235 miles (378 km)
    * SR (standard range battery), ER (extended range battery)
  • Battery capacity:
    SR: 75.7 kWh (288 lithium-ion cells)
    ER: 98.8 kWh (376 lithium-ion cells)
    * batteries are liquid-cooled
  • 0-60 mph acceleration (target):
    SR, RWD: in the low six second range
    SR, AWD: in the mid five second range
    ER, RWD: in the mid six second range
    ER, AWD: in the mid five second range
    GT: in 4 seconds
    GT Performance Edition: in the mid-3-second range
  • Powertrain (target):
    SR, RWD: 198 kW/266 HP and 317 lb-ft (up from 190 kW/255 HP and 306 lb.-ft.)
    SR, AWD: 198 kW/266 HP and 428 lb-ft (up from 190kW/255 HP and 417 lb.-ft.)
    ER, RWD: 216 kW/290 HP and 317 lb-ft (up from 210 kW/282 HP and 306 lb.-ft.)
    ER, AWD: 258 kW/346 HP and 428 lb-ft (up from 248 kW/332 HP and 417 lb.-ft. of torque)
    GT: estimated 342 kW/459 HP and 830 Nm (612 lb.-ft.) of torque
    GT Performance Edition: 342 kW/459 HP and 830 Nm (612 lb.-ft.) of torque
  • Charging:
    AC charging
    DC fast charging 10-80% in about 38-45 minutes(peak charging rate of 150 kW; 115 kW in entry-level trims)
  • Seating: 5
  • Cargo Space
    Cargo Space (Behind Rear Seat): 29 cu ft/822 liters,
    Cargo Space (Behind First Row): 59.6 cu ft/1689 liters,
    Front Trunk: 4.8 cu ft/139.5 liter
  • Overall length: 186 in, Overall width: 74 in, Overall height: 63 in, Wheelbase: 117 in
  • Warranty: 8 years/100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Ford Mustang Mach-E specs (Europe):

  • target range of up to 600 km (373 miles) under WLTP regulations
  • ER, AWD: targeting 337 PS (248 kW) and 565 Nm of torque
    ER, AWD, Mach-E GT: 465 PS (342 kW) and 830 Nm of torque and 0-to-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in less than 5 seconds
  • rear trunk offers 402 litres of space (and with the rear seats down 1,420 litres of space)
Ford Mustang Mach-E U.S. pricing:

  • Select - $43,895
  • Premium - $50,600
  • California RT. 1 - $52,400
  • First Edition - $59,900
  • GT - $60,500
Credit: IEV's
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That's a pre-production Premium, not GT.
Right, and also on a slippery surface which slows it down some as well.
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