China: Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E

China: Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E

Ford has launched pre-orders in China for its Mustang Mach-E. The electric model is now available in China at prices ranging from 265,000 to 379,900 yuan (currently the equivalent of about 33,900 to 48,500 euros).

Specifically, the Mach-E, which is produced by joint venture partner Changan, is now available for pre-order in China with rear-wheel drive with a small or large battery (Standard Range Base RWD or Extended Range Premium RWD) and as a four-wheel drive version with a large battery (Extended Range Premium AWD). In addition, there is the limited debut edition GT First Edition. According to Ford, the ranges of the quartet are between 470 and 600 kilometers. The GT version manages the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in under four seconds. The other variants are slightly slower: the AWD version needs five seconds, the RWD duo seven seconds.

In parallel with the launch of orders, Ford announces the creation of a BEV division for research and development, production and distribution of its electric cars in the country. The Mustang Mach-E is the first product under the responsibility of this new division. The model will be sold via direct sales network initially in 20 major cities. "Using existing dealer resources", the purchase can be made purely online, the American automaker informs.

Ford is also bringing new charging partners on board for its China business. Owners of the Mustang Mach-E will be able to access more than 300,000 public charging points from state-owned energy giant State Grid in more than 340 cities, including 160,000 fast-charging points, via an app, according to an accompanying statement. In addition, buyers of the Mach-E will have access to Nio's nationwide fast-charging network.