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A new chapter for Ford's pony: All-electric Mustang Mach-E GT to rewrite the rulebook

2020-09-28 10:30
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT (QuickPic)

• Ford reveals its new Mustang Mach-E GT.

• The all-electric car features 347kW/830Nm of electric power.

• Top speed is limited to 200km/h.

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Come late-2021, Ford will introduce its all-new all-electric Mustang Mach-E GT to Europe. The car, said to deliver a 0 - 100km/h sprint time of just 3.7 seconds, features a 347kW all-wheel-drive, battery-electric powertrain, which should put it in good steed with those wanting to save the planet without restricting performance.

Ford says that its Mustang Mach-E GT will be supported by an industry-leading ecosystem that will allow the car to charge at various charging point across Europe.

Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe, said: "The new Mustang Mach-E GT shows what all-electric performance really looks like, but performance counts for nothing without the confidence to use it. Our charging initiatives mean Mustang Mach-E customers can enjoy the electrified Mustang driving experience with the knowledge that they can recharge quickly and easily across Europe."

Ford said that Mustang Mach-E customers placing an order this year and into 2021 would receive five years of free access to the FordPass Charging Network that has grown by almost 25% in less than one year. It now includes more than 155 000 charge stations across Europe.

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT (QuickPic)

Performance and power

Ford says that the Mustang Mach-E GT delivers the spirited performance and character of the iconic Mustang sports car. A 347kW, dual-motor powertrain applies 830Nm of available torque independently to the front and rear axles, while the 0 - 100 km/h time is equal to that of the Tesla Model Y. Top speed is limited to 200km/h.

The Mustang Mach-E GT features, as standard, an 88kWh (useable) extended-range battery for a targeted WLTP pure-electric driving range of up to 500km. Supported by Intelligent Range, the system more accurately predicts how much range drivers have left using past driving behaviour, weather forecasts and crowdsourced data from other Mustang Mach-E vehicles.

Ford also announced that the standard Mustang Mach-E, equipped with an extended-range battery and all-wheel drive, has a 0 - 100km/h acceleration time of 5.1sec - equal to the Tesla Model Y Long Range model - and a targeted WLTP pure-electric driving range of up to 540km.

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT (QuickPic)

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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