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Faster charging, range up to 320 miles, lower price

Ford on Tuesday confirmed permanent price cuts for the Mustang Mach-E range, as well as 20% faster charging while driving and an increase in range up to 20 miles for the new model year.

The automaker has also incorporated a new, in-house developed motor unit and thermal changes that overall result in the high-performance versions accelerating faster than the Tesla Model Y Performance, it says.

According to Ford, the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E in its rear-wheel drive version with the extended-range 91 kWh battery (usable) now achieves up to 320 miles, numbers that have not yet been confirmed by the EPA, or up to 250 miles with the 72 kWh Standard Range package – both up 20 miles from 2023. Mach-E GT versions also get a 10-mile increase in their EPA range estimates for 2024, and the Mach-E Rally is expected at 265 miles to arrive.

When equipped with the larger package, Ford says the 2024 Mach-E can now accelerate from 10% to 80% in just 36.2 minutes, which is 8.8 minutes faster than when the Mach-E was introduced. The smaller Standard Range Pack comes in at 32.3 minutes, an improvement of 5.7 minutes.

In February, Ford cut Mach-E prices by thousands– for the remaining 2023 models. It was made clear at the time that these prices would not be carried over to the 2024 models, but they essentially stayed with them and only slightly adjusted the new, much lower prices for 2024.

Ford has essentially carried over the base Select with the standard-range battery for $41,890. The Standard Range Premium model starts at $45,890.

The entry point for the Extended Range battery is the Select Extended Range AWD (dual motor) or the Premium Extended Range (rear-wheel drive), both for $48,890. The Premium range is rounded out with the addition of AWD for $51,890.

Sporty GT versions of the 2024 Mach-E cost $55,890. The performance upgrade costs $995 as a stand-alone option and $745 when combined with a wheel and tire upgrade.

The previous California Route 1 model, which was the leading model in terms of range, appears to have been removed from the range for 2024.

The high-performance engine with a robust rally motif Mustang Mach-E Rally adopts the previously announced starting price of $59,995 ($61,890 with destination), including the larger battery and all-wheel drive. This model, expected to launch later this spring, is an inch taller than the GT model and features minor visual changes to match the mission.

Thanks to the new rear engine, performance has been significantly improved. With the Performance Upgrade option, the Mach-E allows for an additional 100 lb-ft of torque from the new engine unit thanks to “innovative thermal modeling and powertrain control algorithms,” enabling a 0-60 mph acceleration of 3.3 seconds and a 100 lb-ft quarter-mile time of 11.8 seconds at 114 mph – which Ford says beats the Tesla Model Y Performance.

According to Ford, GT models with performance upgrades and rally versions produce 480 hp plus 700 lb-ft of torque, compared to 600 lb-ft for the GT otherwise. The power and output numbers of the rest of the Mach-E range have also improved significantly. For example, Ford quoted a 0-60 mph time of 6.3 seconds for the 2023 Mach-E Select with the smaller package, but for 2024 it does that sprint in 5.6 seconds. Even entry points for extended range AWD versions are listed at 4.1 seconds to 60 mph.

Ford first announced the performance upgrade for the Mach-E in January, while also previewing it Bronze Appearance Package for the 2024 Mach-E GTThese include 20-inch bronze-painted alloy wheels, a bronze mesh grille and more. Now the details say it will cost $1,995 more on the GT and that it will also include Ford Performance front seats, active damping and Brembo front brake calipers – items previously only included in the much more expensive Performance Edition.

Ford also announces that it now includes more than 15,000 Tesla Superchargers through its aggregated BlueOval Charge Network and the use of free Tesla charging adaptersand EV routing functionality now works alongside Google Maps via Android Auto or Apple Maps via Apple CarPlay.

While Ford makes it clear that the substantially new hardware enables some of the improvements, Ford has also stated that Mach-E improvements will include both these and over-the-air software updates and plans to “redesign” the Mach-E. It wouldn’t save any improvements for a mid-cycle update. Green Car Reports reached out to Ford to clarify whether these better numbers will be available to those with 2023 or earlier Mach-E vehicles.

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