According tomedia reports, Ford is almost ready to open the 2021 Mustang Mach-E order, and before that, details of how much the options for the electric car could cost consumers and which models will receive a hands-free driver assistance kit have been leaked. Although the electric crossover is not expected to begin delivery until later this year, Ford has been accepting early bookings since it was unveiled later in 2019.
At the time, Ford identified five different kits and their starting prices. The first and premium versions of Mustang Mach-E will be available by the end of the year, with Select and California Route 1 coming to market until early 2021, and The Mach-E GT coming later and late in spring 2021.
Since then, there has been a lot of news about the car, both official ly ingtifying. Recently, Ford confirmed how its new driver assistance system, the Active Drive Assist, works. The system will install a head and sight-line surveillance camera in front of the driver to ensure that the driver is alert to road conditions, which in turn allows the free-hand driving mode to be switched on on the separated highway.
The system’s release is still a bit of a shock, as Active Drive Assist is not expected to be operational until next year. However, to avoid dissuading early adopters, Mustang Mach-E will provide a Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 prep package that will contain the hardware required for the system.
While Ford has not explained which models will adopt this standard configuration and how much additional money will be required to benefit if it is not, the order guide and the final price list appear to have come to light. The documents provided by MachEForum came from ford dealers before opening the official order on Friday.
As you can see, the prep package will be standard for Mustang Mach-E Premium, First Edition, California Route 1 Edition, and GT. The document also states that the Active Drive Assist system will be available in the third quarter of 2021 and confirms that activation will require a separate fee.
The cheapest version of the Mustang Mach-E Select will require a technical pack to get the prep pack, for which the Select RWD Standard Range ($43,895) is understood to have to pay an additional $2,600. The car will also feature a 360-degree camera, Active Park Assist 2.0, a hands-free foot-gate, heated front seat and steering wheel, driver’s seat memory, electric folding mirrors, and manual adjustment of the front co-pilot’s seat.
Plus, The Select version also has an Appearance package to choose from, which costs $2,300. Although it does not have a Co-Pilot 360 Active 2.0 prep bag, it has 19-inch silver painted wheels and a black painted roof.
If you want the Ford Interior Protection Package, it’s $240 for either model. It’s worth noting that, for the time being, at least, Ford doesn’t offer an official roof frame or bike rack, so drivers need to help third-party suppliers if they ask for it.
Compared with the figures Ford announced on day one, the final pricing also has some changes. Premium is now selling for $50,000 instead of the previously announced $506,000, while California Route 1 is $600 more than the original price is $51,800.
As for range, the newly exposed documents confirm the choice of standard and extended battery packs. The two batteries are 75kWh and 99kWh, respectively, but Ford, like other electric car makers, won’t allow cars to use the full battery capacity, giving it some room to fight natural degradation.
As the EPA has not yet released the Mustang Mach-E range figures, it is only available for reference through Ford’s official figures. The company estimates that the standard battery packs of Select RWD and Premium RWD can provide 230 miles of range, while the California Route 1 RWD can increase the range to 300 miles with an extended battery pack.