The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV didn’t exactly receive the warmest of welcomes when it first debuted. Some Blue Oval fans were excited about the new EV, but many OG fans were skeptical. What was happening to the legendary muscle car nameplate? How on earth could Ford build a muscle SUV with an electric powertrain system? Ford knew that it just had to deliver on one thing to silence many skeptics: speed.
How fast is the Ford Mustang Mach-E?
Many gearheads prefer internal combustion engine vehicles over electric vehicles because they believe that electric motors can’t produce the same power as gas engines. Hybrid and electric vehicles have been seen as impractical and boring in the past. Today, the narrative has changed completely thanks to models like the Mach-E.
Ford claims that the quick Mach-E GT trim’s top speed is 124 miles per hour. It can go from 0-60 miles per hour in an amazing 3.5 seconds. The GT trim has an incredible acceleration rate. It makes an astonishing 480 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. Not too shabby for a small SUV model. The Mach-E GT makes more horsepower than every gas-powered Mustang trim aside from the Shelby GT500.
The Mach-E may be innovative, but it’s still got muscle car DNA regardless of its powertrain system. The Mach-E GT starts at $61,995 before any federal electric vehicle tax incentives. So, the GT trim is fast, but what about the affordable base model?
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Select can go from 0-60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds. It makes 266 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. Even the base model has mild muscle car chops. The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select starts at $43,895.
How fast does the Mustang Mach-E charge?
According to MotorTrend, a Mustang Mach-E electric SUV equipped with a standard range battery charges from 10% to 80% in 38 minutes using a 150-kilowatt charger. A model equipped with the long range battery charges from 10% to 80% in about 45 minutes. This is incredibly quick for an EV, as some models take hours to charge. Charging times are dependent on the power output of the EV charger.
Is the Mach-E worth it?
The U.S. government has incentivized its citizens to purchase electric vehicles by using federal tax credits. These federal tax credits make EVs more affordable for consumers while allowing automakers to charge prices that help them maintain healthy profitability. If you purchase a base model Mach-E Select and are able to redeem the tax incentive, its true price is reduced to about $36,395.
Considering the Mach-E’s attractive exterior styling, roomy cabin, and exciting driving dynamics, the electric SUV’s base model is worth it with the tax credit. That being said, the incentive won’t last forever and will gradually be phased out. Will consumers jump on the Mach-E and seize the incentive, or realize the electric SUV’s value when it’s too late?