Ford has positioned the Mustang Mach-E, the first-generation all-electric vehicle, against the Tesla Model Y. Crossover.
Now that the Mach-E specifications have leaked, we can make a quick specification comparison with the Model Y.
Last year, Ford said it should & # 39; all-in & # 39; at EVs following the resignation of CEO Mark Fields and the appointment of Jim Hackett.
Hackett formed a new internal team, called & # 39; Team Edison & # 39; to oversee electric car programs. He also moved a third of its investments in internal combustion engines to electric cars, but the company still invests more in the former than the latter.
Ford confirmed that the first-generation electric vehicle will be inspired by the Mustang.
When Tesla unveiled the Model Y last week, Ford posted the following tweet:
According to an anonymous Ford executive who spoke to CNBC, the tweet was directed at Tesla as the company was unveiling its own electric crossover.
At the same time, CNBC spoke with Ford President for Global Operations Joe Hinrichs who said the electric vehicle will be in showrooms roughly at the same time as Tesla's Model Y:
"The company is moving quickly towards what it previously described as a" Mustang- inspired "all-electric SUV that will be in showrooms next year, roughly at the same time as Tesla starts delivering the first Model Y battery SUV."
Now, the Mustang Mach-E specifications have leaked on Ford's website ahead of the unveiling this weekend.  Tesla Model Y vs Ford Mustang Mach-E
There is no perfect comparison, but if you are in the market after a prime crossover in 2020, I think your two best options will be the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach -E.
Let's first start by comparing the cheapest versions of each vehicle:
|Ford Mustang Mach-E Select  Tesla Model Y Standard Range Plus|
|Price :||$ 43,895||$ 43,000 (estimated)|
|Range:||230 miles (EPA)||230 miles (EPA)|
|0-60 mph:||mid 5 seconds||5.9 seconds|
|Cargo Space:||59.6 cubic feet||66 cubic feet|
Tesl a has changed the Model Y and Model 3 configurations and prices so we do not know the exact price for the Model Y Standard Range Plus, but we can extrapolate from the difference with other Model 3 variants.
Either way, it is extremely competitive.
Without arguing which one is better, they both come with their respective driver assistance systems.
Model Y has a bit more cargo space, and while Ford did not confirm the DC charging speed of Mach -E, we estimate that Model Y has a much higher charge rate on Supercharger V3 drives.
An advantage of Mach-E is that Ford seems to be planning to offer AWD dual-engine options for all variants.
With Tesla's Model Y and Model 3, they only make the option available for long-range car versions (larger battery pack).
Now is a comparison of the variants with a larger battery pack:
|Ford Mustang Mach -E Premium||Tesla Model Y Long Range RWD  Price:||$ 50,600||$ 48,000|
|Range:||300 miles (EPA)||300 miles (EPA)|
|0-60 mph:||mid 5-second  5.5 seconds|
|Cargo Space:||59 , 6 cubic feet||66 cubic feet|
Again, it is extremely competitive.
However, it is unclear how the AWD dual-motor option affects Ford's specifications here. For Model Y, we know that the price jumps to $ 52,000 and the range drops to $ 280.
I think the range can be significantly reduced with the AWD version based on the comparison of performance variants:
|Ford Mustang Mach-E GT||Tesla Model Y Performance|
|Price:||$ 60,500||$ 61,000|
|Range:||235 miles (EPA)||280 miles (EPA)|
|0-60 mph:||mid 3 seconds||3.5 seconds|
|Cargo Space:||59.6 cubic feet||66 cubic feet|
Both vehicles come standard with Dual Motor four-wheel drive and 20 ″ wheels.
Again, it's very competitive – except for the reach here as Ford seems to have a much greater efficiency hit.
I'm really excited about this. I think it will create a good competition – just like what Porsche Taycan does with the Model S now, I think Mach-E will make the Model Y.
It's going to keep Tesla on its toes and push the program further.
At this point, it is clear to me that the Ford Mustang Mach-E is going to do well in terms of sales based on specifications and price.
We must remember that Ford still has access to the entire $ 7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles while Tesla buyers will not have access to any of that when the Model Y comes on the market.
I don't think it's fair, but that's what it is right now.
Tesla's Supercharger network, Autopilot and user interface are still extremely difficult to beat in my opinion, but I know many will go for Mach-E.
When it comes to Mach-E, we have to see it in person and run it, but it looks good so far.
It will be interesting to see how many they plan to produce and if Ford dealers will be able to sell it.
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