Tesla has been the pioneer in the electric car sector for a while now. But it seems like the new Ford Mustang Mach-E will be the biggest competitor of Tesla, especially Model Y which will be released in 2020.
On Sunday, Ford announced Mustang Mach-E on its official Twitter account by saying, "Zero gas. Zero emissions. 100% exhilaration."
Zero gas. Zero emissions. 100% exhilaration.— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) November 18, 2019
Tap to be among the first to reserve the all-new, all-electric #MustangMachE.
Surprisingly, Elon Musk seemed too happy and pleased with what his competitor has done.
Congratulations on the Mach E! Sustainable/electric cars are the future!! Excited to see this announcement from Ford, as it will encourage other carmakers to go electric too.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2019
Of course, it's normal to support everyone in the sector to go electric if your concern is about nature and the environment and not about money.
Since Tesla's Model Y will have a big competitor in the market, here's a comparison of both vehicles.
Ford Mustang Mach-E is actually a small car with 186 inches length. The exact size of Model Y is not revealed yet but according to Tesla, Model Y will be based on the Model 3 platform, and Model 3 is 184.8 inches long.
Ford Mach-E has a total battery capacity of 98.8 kWh with extended range battery. The battery capacity for Model Y isn't revealed by Tesla yet, but if we consider the capacity of Model 3 again, it can be said that the long-range performance will have an estimated total capacity of 75 kWh.
Ford Mach-E has the charging speed of 150 kW, again based on Model 3, Model Y is expected to have the charging speed of 250 kW.
Ford Mach-E will produce 332 horsepower while Model Y, based on Model 3, will produce a little over 400 horsepower.
The fastest version of Tesla Model Y can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds while the fastest version of Mach-E can accelerate in mid-3 seconds.
The starting price of Model Y is expected to be around $39,000. The price of the base model of Mach-E is $43,895.
According to Tesla and Ford, both Mach-E and Model Y will have a maximum range of 300 miles.
Model Y can have 7 people in the car while for Mach-E it's 5 people.
Semi-autonomous Driver Assistance System
Both cars will have a semi-autonomous driver assistance system. This system can be responsible for steering, braking, and sometimes, acceleration. However, drivers must be awake and careful all the time even when semi-autonomous driver assistance mod on, and the driver should always take control of the car.
People are talking about both models.
Everyone is talking about the Mach-E vs model Y but the importance it's that will make more people turning in to a more eco-friendly way to commute and travel... Amazing design from ford, tech little behind from Tesla I think...— Emmanuel Deah (@EmmanuelDeah) November 18, 2019
The unveiling of Mach-E made a tremendous impact.
some Mach-E advantages vs $tsla Model Y.— Justin (@Trumpery45) November 18, 2019
* apple CarPlay, wireless & wired
* android auto
* speed limit sign recognition
* driver attention monitoring
* larger battery
* luxe interior materials
* dealer network
* driver display
* conversational voice control
Some people chose their sides.
Thoughts on new Ford Mach-E: buy a Tesla Model Y instead— Quinn Nelson (@SnazzyQ) November 18, 2019
Glad to see Ford getting into the EV game. Don’t really see the new car as compelling but it’s a much better start than Jaguar and Audi.
What would your choice be? Take your side.