Ford will roll out an all-electric vehicle next year to take on Tesla. The Mustang Mach-E went official on Sunday night ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. It’s the first time the Mustang brand will feature a vehicle with more than two doors, and the Mustang Mach-E falls in the SUV category unlike all other generations released since 1964.
A new Tesla-killer? — As an electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E relies on a 75.7kWh battery. Ford estimates drivers will get around 230 miles on a single charge for the “Select” version, and a $5,000 upgrade expands the estimated range to 300 miles. The upgraded battery with all-wheel drive is an additional $7,700 but drops the range to 270 miles.
Other versions include the First Edition and Premium model. Both are high-end models priced at $59,900 and $50,600 to start, respectively. Most differences are based in the interior, but Ford also tweaked their ranges to sit between 255 and 270 miles.
The GT version, meanwhile, acts as the performance-focused choice. Ford hasn’t mentioned anything on horsepower, but some expect it’ll be capable of going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds. It starts at $60,500.
The competition — Tesla sells an entire lineup of all-electric vehicles, and it has new models on the horizon. It’ll release the Roadster in 2020, but Ford’s Mustang Mach-E appears to be a true competitor to the Model Y. The crossover will be released in summer 2020 and offer a range between 230 and 300 miles on a single charge.
Release date and price — Sales should begin in late 2020. Ford will set the starting price at $43,895, and configurations from the base model increase that. If you’re interested in the Select or GT versions, you’ll need to wait until spring 2021. Right now, Ford is focused on getting the First Edition and Premium versions out by the end of next year.