After Ford’s CEO announced last month that it planned to double electric vehicle (EV) production to 600,000 in two years, field tests of the Ford Mustang Mach-E are showing its true potential.
@42how_ shared a video on Monday of some testing with the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT on a racetrack, pitted against a series of 80 explosive blasting points.
In the video, the Mach-E is able to stay ahead of the explosives, landing an impressive acceleration time of 3.65 seconds.
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT vs Explosives
— 42HOW (@42how_) December 7, 2021
But it’s a good thing the test lasted fewer than five seconds, because that’s the limit on the car’s ability to accelerate at full power, as part of a battery saving feature. This limitation was questioned by Edmunds last month in their test of the Mach-E GT.
Why make a performance-oriented Mach-E that can only deliver full power for 5 consecutive seconds?
— Edmunds (@edmunds) November 15, 2021
Despite its quick acceleration, the non-GT variant of the Ford Mustang Mach-E struggled with the Moose Test against a Model Y earlier this year, showing a bit of a lack of stability when maneuvering quickly.
After the Ford CEO gave Tesla a hard time for some of its units’ models having the glass roof fall off last year, Ford went on to recall 17,000 Ford Mustang Mach-E units over concerns defects with their windshields.
In another move more recently, Ford designed its charging stations to look nearly identical to the Tesla Supercharger, before the company was lambasted by a Tesla executive for doing so.
Still, despite the mimicry, the Ford CEO also told 20,000 employees last month that Tesla is a serious threat, following Tesla’s deal with rental company Hertz.
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