The Ford Mustang Mach-E is Officially EV of the Year

Electric vehicles are the automotive industry’s newest addition. Every major automaker has either produced or is actively working on a new electric vehicle for its lineup. This has resulted in some amazing creations like the Ford F-150 Lightning, Tesla Model S Plaid, and many more. With all the new EVs out, there is some big competition. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the best EV this year.

Why the Ford Mustang Mach-E puts the ‘e’ in extreme

A blue Ford Mustang Mach-e sports car is seen at the third China International Import Expo in Shanghai, China, on 5 November 2020.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E | Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Electric vehicles are supposed to be slow, impractical, and boring, right? Wrong! EVs are more exciting than ever before, thanks to new technology. They have unprecedented range, and speed consumers would have never expected. Ford is electrifying its fleet and changing the way consumers view some of its most legendary nameplates forever.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E isn’t your grandpa’s Mustang. Its design is unique, but it still shares some of the conventional Mustang’s best attributes. The Mach-E is a Mustang crossover SUV fitting in perfectly with America’s latest vehicle demands. An electric performance SUV is about as far as Ford can get from the original Mustang. The automaker manages to bring the nameplate into the future while still capturing the essence of what made it amazing in the first place.

The Mach-E combines Mustang performance with the novelty of an EV

An orange Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

The Ford Mustang Mach-E base model makes 266 horsepower. The GT performance trim makes a massive 480 horsepower, although it costs over $17,000 more than the base model. The base model can go 230 miles on a full charge. The California Route 1 trim has the furthest range at 305 miles.

The base model can go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 5.2 seconds. The Ford Mustang Mach-E also charges much faster than the average EV. Like Tesla, Ford has brought fun to EVs by creating a vehicle that is eco-friendly and enjoyable to drive.

The Mustang Mach-E is perfect for EV skeptics

A red Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

The biggest challenge in the race to convert the auto industry to fully electric vehicles is not practicality, its consumers. The technology to create EVs that are practical enough to serve the average driver exists, and networks of electric chargers are being built. Automakers are gradually adding EVs to their lineups, so there is a wide variety to choose from.

As long as consumers can choose between gas-powered or electric vehicles, there will be some resistance. According to Car and Driver, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is this year’s best EV because it helps alleviate that resistance. The Mach-E is the perfect entry point to electric vehicles for consumers who think they are too slow or impractical.

Ford delivered exactly what consumers look for in a modern new vehicle. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a sporty, luxurious SUV that incorporates new technology and makes driving pleasant. It also just happens to be an EV. The starting price for the base model is $42,895. A possible federal tax incentive can bring the base price all the way down to $35,395. The age of the EV is here, and the Mach-E is the perfect first car to embrace it with.

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