Ford has unveiled its first electric car designed as such. The brand has taken its legendary Mustang as a starting point to arrive at a model that has to compete with the Tesla Model Y.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is, unlike the Ford Focus Electric, the brand's first finger exercise, developed from the start as an electric car. The Mustang served as inspiration, which is particularly evident at the rear in, among other things, the characteristic rear lights.

The Mustang Mach-E measures 4.70 in length and has a wheelbase of 3 meters. The space on the back seat is therefore generous, both for knees and head. At the front, the large, standing 15.5-inch touch screen stands out. The system can recognize the habits and preferences of the user through self-learning technology. There is a B&O soundbar across the entire width of the dashboard.

The smartphone serves as a key. In addition, you can also access the car via a touchpad on the so-called b-pillar between the front and rear windows. The smart entry is also useful for sharing the car and having packages delivered.

The latter is also possible in the luggage compartment in the front, so that the delivery does not have access to the rest of the interior. The extra luggage space in the nose measures no less than 100 liters and is also waterproof and washable, so that it is also suitable for dirty boots or shoes after a day in the field.

At the front, the large, standing 15.5-inch touch screen stands out. (Photo: Ford)

Electric Ford comes to 600 kilometers

The Mustang Mach-E in its simplest form has a battery pack of 75 kWh, an electric motor of 258 hp and front-wheel drive. According to Ford, this version is about 500 kilometers away on a battery charge.

In addition, the brand comes with the Extended Range version, which, thanks to a battery pack of 99 kWh, comes about 600 kilometers away. Ford also supplies a 338-horsepower version with four-wheel drive.

The new Ford Mustang Mach-E comes to the Netherlands in the fourth quarter of 2020 and costs 49,000 euros before tax.

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