Ford Reveals Mach-E Electric Crossover - Tesla's Model Y Looks Similar
Ford's new Mach-E battery-electric crossover joined the Mustang family Sunday evening officially during a live reveal on Facebook.
Ford's new Mach-E electric crossover has many features that Tesla owners will find familiar. For example, a tablet-based infotainment and cabin control system. Another Tesla-popularized feature will be over the air updates. Ford's reveal was almost painful to watch for those familiar with Elon Musk's on-stage presence.
The look and size of the Mach-E mimic the not-yet-launched Tesla Model Y crossover, which is based on the successful (understatement) Model 3 sedan.
Ford says the Mach-E will have a 300-mile EPA-estimated range.
Inside, the Tesla-pioneered tablet-interface is "copied."
However, many of the small things that Tesla has resisted, like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are there waiting. So is Alexa, Waze, Pandora, and Slacker Radio.
One feature that Ford does not offer is a network of dedicated chargers that only its brand can use. However, Ford points out that 80% of charging is done at home. Partnerships with charging providers mean that 12,500 charging locations in America will be available to Ford users. Ford has DC fast charging capability.
Will there be a Ford Mustang Mach-E GT? Of course! Ford says it has a mid-3s 0-60 MPH time. It is shown in blue at the top of the page.
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