How to Use the Electric Parking Brake in the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Combining design cues from the iconic Ford Mustang with an SUV body and an electric powertrain, the Ford Mustang-E offers automotive customers an exciting choice for an electric vehicle. The Mustang Mach-E has many things going for it. This includes a beautiful design, a high-performance electric powertrain, utility features, and zero-emissions driving. Also, the Mustang Mach-E offers many advanced technologies, including an electric parking brake. Read more to find out how to use it. 

Ford Mustang Mach-E electric parking brake instructions

Steering wheel, touchscreen, and electric parking brake in 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

The electric parking brake in the Mustang Mach-E has some advantages over a traditional parking brake. For one, it’s easier to access. Also, it saves space inside the cabin. To activate the electric parking brake, pull up the “P” button on the center console. To release the electric parking brake, turn on the ignition, put your foot on the brake pedal, and push the “P” button down.

Another advantage of the electric parking brake in the Mach-E is its drive-away release feature. After you close the doors, turn on the ignition, shift into gear, and accelerate in the Mach-E, the electric parking brake will automatically release. It’s easy to forget that you left the parking brake when driving, so this is an excellent feature to prevent damage to the vehicle. 

What are the other technologies in the Ford Mustang Mach-E?

Blue-gray 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E driving on a coastal road
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

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The Mustang Mach-E offers many other technologies for a more enjoyable, convenient, entertaining, and safe driving experience. Its next-generation SYNC infotainment system has a 15.5-inch touchscreen and a wide range of entertainment features and useful functions, such as voice recognition and connection navigation. Also, the infotainment system has the ability to receive over-the-air updates. This enables the system to improve as new features become available.

With its myriad of driving assistance technologies, the Mustang Mach-E provides a very safe ride. Avoid colliding into other cars with the evasive steering assist feature. Stay safely in your lane with the lane-keeping assist feature. Also, with the active parking assist system, parking the Mustang Mach-E is a breeze. Additional driving assistance features in the Mustang Mach-E include a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, speed sign recognition, intersection assist, automatic emergency braking, pre-collision assist, a blind spot information system, and automatic high-beam headlights.

Inside the Mach-E, you’ll find many other useful technologies. The entertainment system in the Mach-E can be equipped with a Bang & Olufsen sound system. It provides a concert hall-like listening experience with its nine speakers, a subwoofer, and speed-compensated volume settings. Easily charge up your smartphone while you’re on the go with the wireless charging pad. The Mustang Mach-E also has a multi-color ambient lighting system, USB ports, and the ability to use your phone as a key.

Awards for the Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Ford Mustang-E earned the respect of automotive critics. The electric SUV won the illustrious 2021 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award. Also, on the safety front, IIHS named the Mustang Mach-E a Top Safety Pick when equipped with automatic high-beam headlights and signature lighting.

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