2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Everything You Need to Know

A detailed breakdown of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E including trims, pricing, and range differences.
Written by Scooter Doll
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Jun 16, 2022
The Ford Mustang Mach-E was first introduced in 2019 as an all-electric crossover version of its Mustang muscle car—its longest-running nameplate to date. The Mach-E nomenclature is an electrified nod to the Mach-1 variant, which was introduced on the first-generation Mustang in the late 1960s.
The
Mustang Mach-E
will forever go down as the EV that kicked off Ford’s transition into an all-electric automotive brand. Join
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Ford Mustang Mach-E at a glance:
  • Price: $43,895-$61,995+
  • Range: 224-314 miles
  • Availability: 2022 models are currently sold out, 2023 models have not yet gone on sale.
  • Quick take: The Mach-E is a new breed of crossover, offering trim levels that vary from fun family commuter to speedy performance sports car. All with zero emissions.

What are the pros and cons of the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E? 

Pro: Something for everyone

A huge pro in regard to the all-electric Mustang Mach-E is its trim variety. With four different versions to choose from, you can use the Mach-E as a speedy family crossover, or upgrade to the Performance Edition GT to have a sleek, unique EV with some serious power.
  • Select trim starts at an MSRP under $44,000
  • Single-motor Mach-E Select can travel 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds
  • Three other trims to choose from, not including the GT Performance upgrade
  • Mustang Mach-E GT Performance can go 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds

Pro: Impressive specs for the average driver

As you’ll see below, the variety of trim levels and powertrain options on the Mach-E ensures there’s an option for everyone, but better still, delivers consistently good performance no matter what you choose. 
While the exact numbers vary, specifications such as acceleration, range, and horsepower are all more than adequate and rival many of the crossover competitors out there. 

Con: Limited availability

Due to this high demand and global supply chain constraints, all 2022 versions of the
Mach-E are sold out online
Unlike Ford’s F-150 Lightning which will take longer to get production ramped up, the shortage of Mustang Mach-E’s should be temporary—2023 models will go on sale soon. 
It’s important to point out that 2022 Ford retail models are sold out, but you might still be able to drive off in one this year. Select dealerships may still have 2022 Mustang Mach-Es on their lots. You can
find the nearest Ford dealer here

How much does a Ford Mustang Mach-E cost?

The lowest-priced Select trim currently starts at an MSRP of $43,895 and can go as high as $66,995 for the Performance Edition of the GT model. 
With two additional Mach-E variants priced in between the two above, there are plenty of options to meet your EV needs and budget.
According to
Electrek
, the Ford Mustang Mach-E currently qualifies for the full $7,500 federal tax credit. It’s important to note, however, that the
federal credit qualifies
your Mustang purchase for up to $7,500 based on your annual income. Consult with a tax professional to determine and confirm how much you qualify for.

Breaking down the range estimates and performance specs of Ford’s electric Mustang

As the spark that kicked off the company's zero-emissions future, Ford removed the engine from its famed sports car in favor of an electric powertrain and battery pack. Aside from the GT model which only comes with dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD), Mach-E customers also have the option of single-motor rear-wheel drive (RWD), which delivers less power, but at a lower cost.
The motors are powered by one of two battery options—the standard 70 kWh pack delivers 266 hp, while the larger 91 kWh battery can deliver horsepower between 290-480 hp, depending on what model you choose. 
Both packs offer varying levels of torque and acceleration, so we’ve broken it all out for you below and have also included range:
Mach-E Trim
Battery Size
Horsepower
Torque
Acceleration (0-60 mph)
EPA est. Range
Select (RWD)
70 kWh
266 hp
317 ft-lbs
5.8 seconds
247 miles
Select (AWD)
70 kWh
266 hp
428 ft-lbs
5.2 seconds
224 miles
Premium (Standard Battery RWD)
70 kWh
266 hp
317 ft-lbs
5.8 seconds
247 miles
Premium (Standard Battery AWD)
70 kWh
266 hp
428 ft-lbs
5.2 seconds
224 miles
Premium (Extended Battery RWD)
91 kWh
290 hp
317 ft-lbs
6.1 seconds
303 miles
Premium (Extended Battery AWD)
91 kWh
346 hp
428 ft-lbs
4.8 seconds
277 miles
CA Route 1 (RWD)
91 kWh
290 hp
317 ft-lbs
6.1 seconds
314 miles
CA Route 1 (AWD)
91 kWh
346 hp
428 ft-lbs
4.8 seconds
312 miles
GT (AWD)
91 kWh
480 hp
600 ft-lbs
3.8 seconds
270 miles

How long does it take to charge a Ford Mustang Mach-E?

Aside from the Select model which can only reach a max charge rate of 115 kW on a fast charger, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has the capability to charge at speeds up to 150 kW. 
For example, a RWD Mustang Mach-E with the extended battery pack can replenish from 10%-80% in 45 minutes at a DC fast charger. The standard range battery pack can recharge the same amount in 38 minutes
If you were to charge at home using a Ford Connected Charge Station (for an additional fee) you can charge your Mustang Mach-E from 0% to 100% in about 10.9 hours. On average that’s approximately 28 miles of range per hour charged.
Type of Charger
Average Charge Time
Level 3 DC Fast Charger (DCFC) (150 kW charge rate)
45 minutes
Ford Charge Station Pro (Level 2 AC Charger)
10.9 hours
240V outlet (Level 2 AC)
15 hours
110V outlet (Level 1 AC)
95 hours

Plenty of trims and options for any budget

Below, we have provided further insight into each of the four available trim levels of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, highlighting some of the differences between them. Additionally, we’ve suggested what option might offer the best value.
*Note—MSRPs may vary and do not include additional taxes, destination, or delivery fees.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Select

  • Starting MSRP - $39,974
  • Comes with LED Signature Lights and Sequential Rear Turn Signals, three selectable drive modes plus “One Pedal Driving Mode,” and the ability to use your Phone as a Key (PaaK)

Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium

  • Starting MSRP - $48,775
  • Includes the features above in addition to unique, multi-colored ambient lighting, heated first-row seats & steering wheel, and B&O 10-speaker sound system by Bang & Olufsen
  • Extended battery option (91 kWh) available for an additional $5,000

Ford Mustang Mach-E CA Route 1

  • Starting MSRP - $52,450
  • Includes CA1 badging, a panoramic fixed-glass roof, and wheel lip moldings
  • Extended battery option will cost an additional $5,000

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

  • Starting MSRP - $61,995
  • The GT trim comes loaded with the features and extended battery pack standard, plus GT badging, red-painted brake calipers, and sport-style interior seats
  • You can also upgrade to the Performance Edition GT for an extra $5,000 for added torque and acceleration
There are plenty more similarities and differences between the trim levels of the 2022 Mustang Mach-E, so we recommend checking out
Ford’s breakdown
yourself.

What is the best version of the Ford Mustang Mach-E?

What trim level of the Mustang Mach-E is best for you and your needs is entirely up to you at the end of the day, but we can provide a bit of insight as to which version of the electric crossover provides the most value for your hard-earned money.
First, we want to say that the standard range Select trim of the Mustang Mach-E provides the range and performance the average person needs for day-to-day commuting, all priced below $40,000.
However, if you’re looking to maximize value given what you’re paying, consider either battery package on the CA Route 1 Edition. The Premium version of the Mach-E is a huge jump in performance compared to the select trim, especially if you splurge for the extended battery. 
However, for pretty much the same price as the RWD Premium with extended battery, you can get the all-wheel drive version of the CA Route 1 Mach-E which automatically comes with the larger battery and a bunch of unique design features. Not to mention you’ll be getting more horsepower, torque, acceleration, and range.
The range increase is only about 11 miles, but price-wise, the CA Route 1 offers more value. We’d say if you’re going to go for a trim higher than the Mach-E select, skip Premium and go straight to CA Route 1.

What makes Ford's first all-electric crossover special?

While it remains a newer EV on the market, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is already in its second model year and will soon be entering its third. For those 2022 models currently out there, there are some unique features consumers can utilize. 
First and foremost, the 2022 Mach-E models are the first to come fully equipped with Ford’s BLUECruise technology which offers drivers the ability of hands-free driving on certain roads.
These designated BlueCruise sections currently exist on over 130,000 miles of North American roads.
This technology takes adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist to another level, allowing you to safely take your hands off the steering wheel.
Note that you are still monitored by a driver-facing camera to make sure you’re keeping your eyes on the road.
Click here
to learn more.

How the Ford Mustang Mach-E compares to its rivals

As we previously mentioned, the electric crossover segment of EVs is popular and ever-growing. Several competitors come to mind, but some of the more popular Mustang Mach-E competitors in the US are the Tesla Model Y, Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai IONIQ 5, and Kia EV 6.
Compared to the Mach-E, the Tesla Model Y is significantly more expensive (current starting MSRP is $64,990—more expensive than the top-tier Mach-E GT. Range and acceleration is comparable as well, particularly as you look at the more expensive Mach-E trims. 
The VW ID.4, Hyundai IONIQ 5, and
Kia EV6
are also comparable in terms of price, each starting within a couple thousand dollars of $40k.
There are varying levels of performance and cargo space as you look at each model individually in comparison to the Mustang Mach-E, but the biggest differentiator is styling.
The ID.4 represents more of a traditional SUV body, while the IONIQ 5 is a more futuristic, aerodynamic hatchback. The Kia EV6 arrives somewhere in between.
By comparison, the Mustang Mach-E is the most sporty looking of the lot and comes in more exotic colors like “cyber orange,” sure to turn heads on the freeway.
Looking ahead, there are additional crossover EVs in the works, including an electrified version of the Chevy Blazer.

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E has helped make EVs cooler

The dawn of EV adoption is truly just starting to unfold in North America and beyond, and this transition has sped up thanks to vehicles like Ford’s Mustang Mach-E that delivers performance and new technology, but in sleek styling. 
It’s electric cars like this model that get consumers excited about the possibility of driving an EV, and as their performance specs continue to improve while prices drop, we should see more and more Mustang Mach-E’s on the road in coming years. 
Not to mention many of the competitors mentioned above that are just starting to scale EV production.

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