The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle isn’t too far off at this point, but it turns out the U.S. isn’t the first market to get Ford’s first mass-market EV. Instead, European customers will get their hands on the Mach-E first.
According to Mach-E Club Ford’s electrification marketing guru Jason Mase confirmed a few details of the Mach-E at last week’s Chicago Auto Show. Among the details: the Mach-E will go to Europe first. Mase specifically mentioned European markets such as Norway will get the Mach-E first due to higher demand for electric vehicles.
This isn’t entirely surprising given many European nations have stricter emissions standards, driving demand for EV’s higher than that of North America.
While Europe is getting it first, the vast number of U.S. customers who have pre-ordered a Mach-E don’t have too long to wait either. Ford says the Mustang Mach-E will begin hitting the U.S. market by the end of this year. Specifically, First Edition, Premium, Select and California Route 1 models will launch first.
Those waiting on the hotter Mustang Mach-E GT will have to wait a little longer, though. The 459 horsepower version is expected to go zero to 60 mph in the mid-three second range. Ford says about 30 percent of buyers have opted for the GT.