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When it comes to electric vehicles, one of the main advantages that they have over gas/diesel powered cars (aside from zero emissions) is the ability to get instant power right to the wheels.

According to Ford Authority, Ford is paying close attention to a metric called "time to torque" for the Mach E. They spoke with Darren Palmer, Ford's head of global product development for Ford and Lincoln EVs, he explained to them that "the minute a driver accelerates in an EV in traffic, the response of the car is double or triple what drivers have experienced before. That is what Ford calls 'Time of Torque.'"

This could hint at how important performance will be for the Mach E. The article goes on to say that "Palmer notes that when you accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in six seconds, you feel it in your neck, do it in under five seconds, and you sense the acceleration in your ears. Do the deed in under four seconds, and Palmer says you feel it in your eyeballs. We hope that is a subtle hint that the Mach-E will rocket to 60 mph in under four seconds."
 

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I'm a bit confused by this, so are they using this as metric to compare the Mach E to gas powered vehicles like the Mustang?
 

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I'm a bit confused by this, so are they using this as metric to compare the Mach E to gas powered vehicles like the Mustang?
The way I read it is that it's going to be used as a way to compare the Mach E to other vehicles. Like "the Mach E has a time to torque that's 4x higher than a Ford Focus." I wish they had a clearer explanation but I guess they don't want to give anything away yet.
 

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The way I read it is that it's going to be used as a way to compare the Mach E to other vehicles. Like "the Mach E has a time to torque that's 4x higher than a Ford Focus." I wish they had a clearer explanation but I guess they don't want to give anything away yet.
Ok that makes much more sense, if this is going to become a thing for Ford then they should add some more context.
 
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