'New Ford Mustang Mach-E looks to a bright future'

Steve Fowler thinks cars like the new Ford Mustang Mach-E are vital in convincing people EVs can be fun and practical

What better way to sign off for Christmas than with a drive of an all-new Ford – a car that’s important not only for Britain’s biggest-selling auto brand, but also for all our motoring futures as we move through this decade.

Ford is back again producing some great models these days. We’re big fans of its latest Puma and Kuga SUVs, while the Fiesta remains one of our favourite superminis, and even the Focus has won a group test this year.

And it’s great to report that the new Mustang Mach-E is, in the words of John McIlroy, a cracker. I was able to have a quick spin in the car, too, and really enjoyed the range (up to 379 miles) and performance (0-62mph in as little as 3.7 seconds), and the fact that it does everyday car things so well. It looks fantastic, too, while the tech inside is innovative, but easy to use.

We’re well aware that the decision to ban the sale of new cars with internal-combustion engines in 2030 hasn’t gone down well with everyone – and clarity is still needed over what level of hybridisation will be allowed between 2030 and 2035. But models such as the Mustang are a vital part of persuading people that driving can still be fun and practical in an electric car. And although the Mach-E starts at £40,270, EVs will become much more affordable in the years between now and 2030.

That doesn’t mean we’re going to stop enjoying and celebrating the internal-combustion engine now or beyond 2030; it will still be very much part of our world, and definitely part of our magazine. 

It’s not only big announcements that will make 2020 memorable – for good and for bad. But in what’s been a challenging time for everyone, I’d like to thank our team – who haven’t been in an office together since March – for their outstanding work this year. And more importantly, I’d like to thank you for your support throughout the year. We really do appreciate it, now more than ever. Have a very happy Christmas, from all of us at Auto Express. 

Check out the latest on the Ford mustang Mach-E Performance Edition...

Recommended

New Mercedes EQE SUV confirmed for launch in 2022
Mercedes EQE
Mercedes

New Mercedes EQE SUV confirmed for launch in 2022

Mercedes has announced it will launch the pure-electric EQE SUV next year, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
26 Jul 2021
Reborn AC Cobra gets 308bhp pure-electric powertrain
AC Cobra electric S1
AC Cobra

Reborn AC Cobra gets 308bhp pure-electric powertrain

The iconic AC Cobra has gone electric, offering buyers a 0-62mph time of roughly four seconds and a maximum range of 150 miles
23 Jul 2021
New Mercedes Vision EQXX: 620-mile prototype EV teased
Mercedes EQXX
Mercedes

New Mercedes Vision EQXX: 620-mile prototype EV teased

The Mercedes Vision EQXX will be officially unveiled next year, boasting the longest range of any electric vehicle to date
23 Jul 2021
New Skoda Enyaq: the complete guide to Skoda's first bespoke electric car
Skoda Enyaq iV 80 - front static
Skoda Enyaq

New Skoda Enyaq: the complete guide to Skoda's first bespoke electric car

We speak to Skoda’s chief executive officer about the Enyaq and the future of electric cars for the brand
22 Jul 2021

Most Popular

New Vauxhall Crossland Griffin arrives to boost SUV’s appeal
Vauxhall Crossland Griffin
Vauxhall Crossland

New Vauxhall Crossland Griffin arrives to boost SUV’s appeal

The new Vauxhall Crossland Griffin undercuts the SE on price, but adds more equipment
26 Jul 2021
New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range
Kia EV6 - front
Kia EV6

New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range

Kia reveals more specs for its bespoke electric car, with the EV6 offering long range and an 18-minute 80 per cent rapid recharge time
21 Jul 2021
New 2021 Audi RS 3: 395bhp mega hatch priced from £50,900
Audi RS 3 Sportback - front
Audi RS3

New 2021 Audi RS 3: 395bhp mega hatch priced from £50,900

Full exterior and interior reveal for Audi RS 3, with aggressive styling and racy cabin to match strong performance
19 Jul 2021