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Fast and fun: Ford debuts first electric vehicle, Mustang Mach E

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It’s fast, fun and now here: Ford debut its first electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach E, a car it says offer freedom from petrol pumps, and oil changes.

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The Driven

It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s now available: Ford has officially launched its first electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach E, on a global livestream on Monday (Australian time).

The Mach E all electric SUV is a sleek four door, incarnation of the US auto giant’s iconic Mustang brand, and heralds the car maker’s first tangible step into the era of electric transportation.

Ford accidentally gave the game away when it leaked images of the Mach E were found on Ford’s own website on Sunday (Australian time), but it did not detract from the excitement of the global debut.

With five variants offering a top driving range of 300 miles (482km), acceleration up to 0-60 miles in under four seconds and starting at $US43,895 ($A64,385 converted), the Mach E looks to embrace Ford’s audience from family types to fun seekers.

A limited edition AWD-only version will be available in late 2020. It will offer an exclusive “Grabber” blue metallic colour, contrast interior stitching, brushed aluminium pedals, red brake calipers and First Edition scuff plates, and will start at $US59,900 ($A87,861 converted, before local taxes and transport and on road costs).

This will be joined by a Premium model starting at $US50,600 ($A74,220 converted) available with AWD or RWD in late 2020, and an AWD-only “California Route 1” that is “noted for its cruise-worthy engineering” starting from $US52,400 ($A76,860 converted) in early 2021.

The entry-level Select model comes with 270 miles (434km) driving range and is available in either AWD or RWD,and will also be available in early 2021.

To read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven, click here…

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