During the recent Boston Auto Show, Torque News was invited up onto the podium where Ford was showcasing its new Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle. The Mach-E has center stage - literally and the velvet ropes were moved aside for the EV media to have a closer look.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Images
As the media took image after image from the usual angles, front 3/4 view mostly, we got dirty and laid flat on the floor to get a look underneath. "Ahh, sir, excuse me, please note that is is a pre-production model!" a nervous spokesperson from Ford said to us. "We'd ask that photos not be taken on the podium sir." Our Ford PR contact herself didn't object so we snapped away.
Mustang Mach-E Battery and Infotainment
What we wanted to see were two things; First, the battery area. The Mustang Mach-E GT is the performance trim of the Mach-E electric vehicle and the battery is part of what will make it special. Like many EVs, the Mach-E has a flat bottom. That makes the vehicle easier to stabilize and it is easier for designers to engineer reduced drag and lift. The Mach-E had a very well constructed battery compartment cover. We suspect it the same one the production Mach-E will ship with later this year and early next.
The Mach-E is beautiful in person and the Mustang cues are apparent. Particularly in the rear, where the Mustang's lights have been adapted. Yes, theMach-E will have the same signal lighting as the ICE version. However, inside is where the real change to Ford's product line is. As you can see from the image, the Mach-E's interior adopts the Tesla tablet display.
You can see more exterior images of the Mustang Mach-E at Ford's website, or by selecting one of our recent stories on the new EV.
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John Goreham is a life-long car nut and recovering engineer. John's focus areas are technology, safety, and green vehicles. In the 1990s, he was part of a team that built a solar-electric vehicle from scratch. His was the role of battery thermal control designer. For 20 years he applied his engineering and sales talents in the high tech world and published numerous articles in technical journals such as Chemical Processing Magazine. In 2008 he retired from that career and dedicated himself to chasing his dream of being an auto writer. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American newspapers and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on Twitter, and connect with him at Linkedin. The most of John's articles are found at Torque News Toyota coverage.
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