Ford vs Tesla
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E has four doors? Didn’t Ford decide against that option over 50 years ago? So, why is it a good idea now? The answer lies in a newly founded rivalry. Yes, the days of Ford vs Chevy, or Ford V Ferrari, seem to be a bygone era, with Ford recognizing a new competitor. Welcome to the 21st century – Ford vs Tesla.
It’s hard to believe that a recent EV startup could pose a threat to Ford, world renowned automaker. But that’s exactly what Ford is recognizing and responding to. They see it clearly – the future is electric and automakers have a small window available to react and respond. Therefore, this is about more than a hot new brand, it’s a revolution, and Ford has a plan to stay on top. Their plan includes a four door high performance SUV – the most popular car in America. Make it electric and you’ve got a worthy rival for the Tesla Model Y. Name it Mustang, and you’ve got a name that stands above any other.
About the 2021 Mustang Mach E
What does the new Mustang have to offer? Plenty. It goes 0-60mph in about 3.5 seconds, which is what we’d expect from an SUV bearing the name Mustang. It has a range of 300mi and can be charged to 47mi in 10 minutes with DC Fast Chargers. The Mustang is available in AWD or RWD and a 75.7kWh or 98.8kWh battery. The 2021 Mustang Mach E starts at $43,895, before tax deductions.
Subscription to the FordPass Charging Network is free for two years and accessible by app. It includes access to Electrify America high speed charging network. Ford also includes a 5yr/60,000mi towing service, should you run out of charge on the road.
Does Ford Have Enough Charging Stations?
One of the biggest advantages of owning at Tesla is the massive amount of charging stations compared to other brands. How does Ford measure up? This is perhaps the biggest recent surprise from Ford. The FordPass Charging Network has over 12,000 locations and 35,000 plugs in North America. Compare that figure with Tesla’s 1,804 locations and 15,911 chargers, and we see that Ford well surpasses Tesla. Could it be that it’s now more advantageous to own an electric Ford than a Tesla? We’re sure that question would solicit much debate, however both companies have much to offer.
Ford has the advantage of automotive build experience and more overall chargers, while Tesla is ripe with innovation and has many more chargers per charging station. This can be seen as an advantage for Tesla. Really, who wants to keep getting off the freeway, circle around a charging station with 3 chargers and say: ‘Yep, they’re all full’. With that said, Ford is committed to investing 11.5 billion dollars on electric cars through 2022. Their plan no doubt includes continuing to add chargers.
Ordering a 2021 Mustang Mach E
Would you like to order a 2021 Mustang Mach E? Ford is taking reservations. The limited editions are already spoken for, but we’re sure you’ll enjoy configuring your own Mach E on Ford’s site. Who knows, maybe you’ll decide that it’s time to take the Ford EV plunge!