Ford reveals new Mustang Mach E electric vehicle crossover

Ford is showing off a brand new electric vehicle with the Mustang name slapped on it. Idris Elba is there too.

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Ford took the wraps off the Mustang Mach E at a special event this evening. It has 300 miles of EPA rated range.

It looks ok...
It looks ok...

Developing...

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    November 17, 2019 6:45 PM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Ford reveals new Mustang Mach E electric vehicle crossover

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      November 17, 2019 6:49 PM

      Price?

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        November 17, 2019 6:58 PM

        40k

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          November 17, 2019 7:04 PM

          That’s not bad. I wonder how the software compares to Tesla.

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            November 17, 2019 7:10 PM

            The touchscreen has a knob built into it.

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              November 17, 2019 7:13 PM

              Jesus Christ. Guess I’ll stick with my model y plan.

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              November 17, 2019 7:20 PM

              Can’t tell if joking.

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              November 17, 2019 7:39 PM

              Uh oh, you’re serious.

              http://chattypics.com/files/iPhoneUpload_zw2wl4m154.jpg

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                November 17, 2019 9:01 PM

                I unironically love that. Ford learned from their previous mistakes with capacitive touch interfaces. Tactile is better for driving

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                  November 18, 2019 1:30 AM

                  All it does it control the volume heh. They could hook it up to other stuff in an update perhaps.

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                    November 18, 2019 6:27 AM

                    Yeah volume is something you’d probably want to adjust while driving but not take your eyes off the road for it.

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                November 18, 2019 4:07 AM

                Vertical screen not made for watching movies in a self-driving future. Or at least an attention-free autopilots one.

                Does this thing have self driving hardware? I wouldn’t be surprised if it were the top trim only though.

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                  November 18, 2019 5:24 AM

                  By the time Ford's fully self driving is truly ready for prime time you'll probably have a different car

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                    November 18, 2019 6:05 AM

                    Hopefully that’s not true for all carmakers.

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                      November 18, 2019 6:08 AM

                      In places like California it's probably already workable. I have to imagine snow makes things infinitely more difficult

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                    November 18, 2019 6:15 AM

                    I generally agree with this. Tesla has a long way to go too after seeing their cars stumble around parking lots.

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              November 17, 2019 9:03 PM

              It's got an instrument cluster so instantly better than Tesla

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              November 17, 2019 9:33 PM

              touch screens are unsafe and we should get rid of them in cars.

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      November 17, 2019 7:14 PM

      Lol at "It looks ok..."
      Yeah, not really what comes to mind when I think of a Ford Mustang.

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      November 17, 2019 7:21 PM

      There’s no such thing as a good looking crossover. I’ve said a few times I would have ended up with a Rogue if I hadn’t got the Bolt. Neither look great but the Rogue looks better.

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      November 17, 2019 7:24 PM

      It has a big ass.

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      November 17, 2019 7:24 PM

      So premium trim will probably be feature equivalent to model Y without super charging. No real chance against Tesla and their superchargers. Although there are some reports of supercharger stations getting more crowded with the glut of model 3 sales.

      How’s supercharging been in your neck of the woods Asif? If you supercharge that much.

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      November 17, 2019 7:29 PM

      More electric cars for rich people I guess. I don't know anyone who is buying 40+ grand cars

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      November 17, 2019 7:44 PM

      what the ever loving fuck

      They said they weren't going to make any more cars that weren't mustangs, right? so now everything's going to be a mustang? that thing looks horrific. why would they ruin their brand like that?

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        November 17, 2019 7:56 PM

        “Don’t tell what we can or cannot do. I thought this was America”

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        November 17, 2019 7:58 PM

        It's stupid but I get it. The Mustang has appeal and if they want the electric vehicle to gain any ground they'll style and market it as such. Silly but I get it.

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      November 17, 2019 7:48 PM

      Why would Ford muddy the Mustang name with this ugly pos?

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      November 17, 2019 8:52 PM

      A utility sports vehicle??

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      November 17, 2019 9:49 PM

      Apparently they'll also try to sell direct per the last paragraph: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/11/heres-everything-we-know-about-the-electric-ford-mustang-mach-e/

      That might piss off many dealers.

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        November 17, 2019 9:51 PM

        Well at least that's a good thing

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        November 17, 2019 10:53 PM

        I imagine not many dealers would want to sell it.

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          November 17, 2019 11:30 PM

          In my brief experience dealers don’t want to sell them even when they sell them.

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      November 17, 2019 9:59 PM

      The best thing I think I've seen in regards to this car:

      https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/aepemdegb7acypa86iyb.jpg

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      November 17, 2019 10:41 PM

      The car looks great and I get the mustang decision but I also absolutely hate the mustang decision

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      November 17, 2019 11:38 PM

      Ugly.

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      November 18, 2019 3:23 AM

      I dont understand how the public is supposed to think this is a mustang variant, or why this is mainly RWD. Other than that it seems like a decent first effort for Ford.

      What ever vehicle actually makes it to market probably isn't going to look like this. they never do.

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        November 18, 2019 4:54 AM

        You can reserve one now, so this should be the production version.

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        November 18, 2019 5:21 AM

        IMO rwd > fwd and in circumstances where it's not, you want awd anyway

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          November 18, 2019 5:55 AM

          I guess if it's drive by wire it doesn't matter, the car is going to keep from spinning and no torque steer. I think a lot of people would fuck up driving a non-modern RWD today.

          Mostly this RWD/rear motor thing has concerned with... I dont care for a frunk, and I very much wouldn't want only a frunk. There are zero photos on the ford site showing the rear hatch cargo space. If this is a crossover vehicle the main point should be that it has cargo space. The only thing they are showing us is a tiny box up front that can hold a cooler. I couldn't even put my family groceries in that, much less a trip to the home store, or a weekend outing.

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            November 18, 2019 6:03 AM

            Electric motors are small. I’m pretty sure dual motor AWD Teslas have both the frunk and a large deep trunk.

            Electric vehicle makers should be able to easily drive whatever wheels they think make sense to. There’s no huge engine and transmission to fit in there.

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              November 18, 2019 6:09 AM

              then post a pic?

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                November 18, 2019 6:19 AM

                Here’s what looks like full axle including motor and gearbox from a model 3 for sale on eBay.

                https://www.ebay.com/i/143407959129

                The battery is bigger but it’s a skateboard at the very bottom of the car.

                As far as the trunk, it’s easy to find photos of the deep well within the already good trunk in the model 3, and all model 3s have motors on the rear axle. It’s either RWD or AWD.

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                  November 18, 2019 6:27 AM

                  i'm talking about the ford

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                    November 18, 2019 6:30 AM

                    What exactly are you looking for a picture of then? Design details or a review for an unreleased car?

                    I was just posting about how them going Rwd shouldn’t be a trunk concern, using their super popular competitor as an example.

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                    November 18, 2019 6:36 AM

                    https://www.ford.com/buy-site-wide-content/overlays/mach-e-galleries/mach-e-gallery-5/

                    Here, in their official gallery they have one shitty photo from far away showing suitcases in the trunk area. It looks like they’re sitting on a relatively high flat surface so I bet they’re doing a trunk inside a trunk like the model 3. They use this photo in a gallery and the caption is something like "so much space.”

                    EVs generally seem to have a lot of storage for their size.

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                      November 18, 2019 6:54 AM

                      ahh cool, I didnt see that on the site.

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                        November 18, 2019 7:02 AM

                        Good, glad that helped.

                        If you like this car so far and are concerned about storage space, I think you’ll be all good. (Within reason, it won’t be a large vehicle, etc)

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                          November 18, 2019 7:09 AM

                          I have a Lincoln MKC, so an EV of this size would be a decent alternative. I don't need the XL SUV anymore. My Mustang is my daily driver.

                          I don't think this Mach-E is for me, When I need cargo space, I need unlimited range with it, aka gas fill ups. It's probably a damn good alternative to people that want a Model X without a 120k sticker price.

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                November 18, 2019 6:21 AM

                It has a large hatchback trunk I assure you. They copied a bunch from Tesla. There’s just not that much hardware involved with an electric vehicle.

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      November 18, 2019 6:33 AM

      so strange using the mustang name, also lol at that giant tablet stuck on the center console

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      November 18, 2019 7:04 AM

      I am going to pre-order a model Y soonish.

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      November 18, 2019 7:18 AM

      Using the Mustang name seems terrible. Other components seem good, but why use the name of their famous car?

      Truly does look like a Tesla competitor (on paper), we'll see how Ford (and it's dealership network) handles the actual release. By the time they actually delivering, I have a feeling the Model 3 will get a slight price decrease or more range (at the current cost).

      Biggest winner in all of this? LG. They are getting more buyers of their batteries!

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        November 18, 2019 7:36 AM

        Maybe they are looking to pull a Dodge/RAM style split, making Mustang a sub brand instead of a Vehicle Model. The current mustang line is really diverse from the base line Ecoboost to the, GT and 350/500. Comparing an Ecoboost to a GT500 is a totally different vehicle. sharing almost nothing but the rear unibody and carpets.

        I think it's not a mustang, but I'd also say that the they've already muddled what it means to be a Mustang car, or wear the pony badge.

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      November 18, 2019 8:11 AM

      How many mullets are rolling in their graves right now.

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        November 18, 2019 8:19 AM

        As long as an i-roc don’t go electronic mullets will be fine.

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      November 18, 2019 8:43 AM

      If I can lease it for under $450 (36 months, $0 down), I'd get it.

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