Ford is positioning its Mustang Mach-E, its first all-electric next-generation electric vehicle, against the Tesla Model Y. Electric crossover.
Now that the Mach-E specifications have expired, we can quickly compare specifications with Model Y.
Last year, Ford stated that it became an EV all-in-one after the removal of CEO Mark Fields and the appointment of Jim Hackett.
Hackett has formed a new internal team called "Team Edison" to oversee electric vehicle programs. It also transferred one-third of its investment in electric vehicle internal combustion engines, but the company is still investing more in the former than the latter.
Ford has confirmed that its first next-generation electric vehicle will be inspired by the Mustang. [
When Tesla unveiled the Model Y last week, Ford sent out the following Tweet:
Keep your horses 2019
According to an anonymous Ford CEO telling CNBC, the tweet was aimed at Tesla when the company was about to launch its own electric crossover.
At the same time, CNBC is talking to Ford's President of Global Operations Joe Hinrix, who said that the electric car will be in showrooms at about the same time as Tesla's Model Y:
“The company is moving quickly toward p roducing what he previously described as a "Mustang-inspired" all-electric SUV that will be in showrooms next year, at about the same time Tesla begins delivering the first SUV Y.
Now the specs of the Mustang Mach-E have expired. Ford's website before launching this weekend.
Tesla Model Y vs. Ford Mustang Mach-E
There's no perfect comparison, but if you're in the premium crossover market in 2020, I think your best two options will be the Tesla Model Y and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
First, let's start by comparing the least expensive versions of any vehicle:
|Ford Mustang Mach-E Select  Tesla Model Y Standard Range Plus|
|Price:||$ 43 895  $ 43,000 (Estimated)|
|Range:||230 miles (EPA)||230 miles (EPA)|
|0-60 mph:||mid 5 seconds||5.9 seconds|
|Load space:||59.6 cubic feet||66 cubic feet|
Tesl a is changing its configurations and prices of Model Y and Model 3, so we don't know the exact price of Model Y Standard Range Plus, but we can extrapolate from the difference with other variants of Model 3.
Anyway ka extremely competitive.
Without arguing which one is better, they both come with their respective driver assistance systems.
The Model Y has a bit more load space, and while Ford does not confirm the constant charge rate of the Mach -E, we calculate that the Model Y has a much higher charge rate on Supercharger V3 stations.
One advantage of Mach-E is that Ford seems to plan to offer dual AWD engine options for all variants.
With the Tesla Model Y and Model 3, they only offer the option for long-range versions (larger battery pack) of cars.
Now comparing options to a larger battery pack:
|Ford Mustang Mach -E Premium||Tesla Model Y RWD with long range  Price:||50 600 $||$ 48 000|
|Range:||300 miles (EPA)||300 miles (EPA)|
|0-60 mph:||mid 5 seconds  5.5 seconds|
|Loading space:  59.6 cubic feet||66 cubic feet|
Again, it is extremely competitive.
However, it is unclear how the AWD twin-engine option affects Ford specifications here. For Model Y we know that the price jumps up to $ 52,000 and the range drops to 280 miles.
I think the range can go down significantly with the AWD version based on a comparison of performance variants:
|Ford Mustang Mach-E GT||Tesla Model Y Performance|
|Price:||60 500 $||61,000|
|Range:||235 miles (EPA)||280 miles (EPA)|
|0-60 mph:||mid 3 seconds||3.5 seconds|
|Loading space:||59.6 cubic feet||66 cubic feet|
Both vehicles come as standard with dual all-wheel drive and 20 ″ wheels.
Again it is very competitive – except for the range here, as Ford seems to have much more efficiency.
Take on Electrek
I'm very excited about that. I think it will create a lot of competition – much like what Porsche Taycan does with Model S now, I think Mach-E will make Model Y.
Will continue to hold Tesla on top and push the Program further.
At this point, it is clear to me that the Ford Mustang Mach-E will do great in terms of sales based on specifications and price.
We should keep in mind that Ford still has access to the full $ 7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles, while Tesla buyers will not have access to any of them until Model Y comes out on the market.
I don't think that's fair, but that's what it is right now.
The supercharged network, autopilot and Tesla UI are still extremely difficult to overcome, but I know many people will go for the Mach- Е.
As for Mach -E, we have to see it in person and ride it, but it looks good so far.
It will be interesting to see how much they plan to produce and if Ford dealers will be able to sell it.
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