Mustang Mach-E FAQ
Most people will do well over 80% of their charging at home. For outside the home charging, Ford has created what they call the FordPass Charging Network. This network includes chargers from Electrify America, EVGO, and others. Using the FordPass network allows you to access all of these networks with ease and gives you the largest combined charging network available in North America.
It is believed that demo cars for dealers will arrive in late November or early December. The cars will be available for test drives for about 4 months. After that, those cars will be sold. Due to the backlog of Mach-E orders, dealers may not have another test drive vehicle for many months.
Yes! Currently, you can get up to a $7,500 federal tax credit (US) when you buy the Mach-E. This will eventually start to be phased out, but it looks like all Mach-E's sold in 2021 will get the full credit. In addition, many states offer a tax credit or other incentives for purchasing an EV. For full details on how the tax credit work, just Google it or read this article in Car and Driver.
Overall, the US auto market has been shifting towards SUVs, Crossovers, and trucks. Ford has been slowly phasing out all sedans and coupes in their lineup. In fact, for 2021, the only true car that Ford will produce is the 2-door Mustang. Ford is basically just meeting the demand of its customers by making the new Mach-E an SUV.
During development of the car, they knew they wanted it to be "Mustang-inspired." They decided to go with the Mustang name to show that this car is as fun to drive as a Mustang and that Ford is seriously committed to the car. Extensive work has been done to include some classic Mustang styling. Even though the car is electric and a 4 door SUV, Ford went through a lot of effort to make sure it drives like a Mustang as well.
At home, you can plug into a wall outlet. You really need a 240-volt outlet and it is even better to have a wall mounted charge installed on a customized circuit. Ford is working with Amazon to make a home charging solution available for easy installation.
Away from home, you can use the FordPass app to find charging stations. If they are in the FordPass network, you can pay for charging with the app. Ford aims to make the FordPass network the largest charging network for any EV.
There were a few dealers that tried to charge above the list price when people first placed their orders in June. However, as word got out that you could switch dealers, those dealers seemed to relent and charge list price. The problem was short lived and no longer exists.
No, but Ford is offering a similar option called Ford Options. It functions like a lease because at the end of the term you can return the vehicle to Ford or opt to pay off the remainder of the value of the car. The title would be in your name and allow you to collect the Federal Tax Credit that is normally available for people leasing a car.
Ford says they will make 50,000 Mach-E's the first year. The main limitation is the number of battery packs available from LG Chem.
The rumor is that production on customer cars is scheduled to begin on October 26, 2020.