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There weren't many folks checking out the Mach-E's during my time slot but I suspect they had a lot of no-shows due to the rain.

Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with Ford's BEV take on the Mustang! The Mach-E's look better in person than in photos & videos. Rapid Red really stands out to me over the Carbonized Gray. The interior did feel much more luxurious than I had expected. The seats were very soft & comfortable and there was lots of headroom in the backseat due to the raised roof. The steering wheel felt supple. The glass roof looks great and helps give the appearance of spaciousness. My only niggle about the interior quality relates to the volume knob on the screen: it feels like cheap plastic because it moves freely with loud clicks. It would have feel much more luxurious if the knob was metal and had more resistance combined with a firm/smooth (non-clicky) rotation.

The doors are very easy to open and it does feel natural to tug at the inside of the door after it pops open. It didn't feel awkward at all. The trunk area doesn't feel very large due to the slope of the roof. The frunk isn't very large either: best for a couple of small bags.

I tried real hard to get the marketing guys to take me out for a spin in one, but they wouldn't budge. 😢

I'm VERY excited to get my Rapid Red Premium AWD at some point in 2021!


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Great Pics! You’re right about the knob. It did feel cheap.
 

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E-Heat it is the first trime I think we see that with the description of what it does, a little bit of info regarding the heating system of the MME, does that means that the MME have a special heating system that allows for more efficiency despite not having a heat pump?





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YES. I like this E-heat feature. I was disappointed with no heat pump but this may be just as good. I hope we can see some user testing soon.
Again Ford, WTH? Why are you not telling us about this. MB is the same way with their BEV.
 

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YES. I like this E-heat feature. I was disappointed with no heat pump but this may be just as good. I hope we can see some user testing soon.
Again Ford, WTH? Why are you not telling us about this. MB is the same way with their BEV.
So any ideas on how long the car takes to make it’s more efficient heat? Also how it does so.
 

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There weren't many folks checking out the Mach-E's during my time slot but I suspect they had a lot of no-shows due to the rain.

Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with Ford's BEV take on the Mustang! The Mach-E's look better in person than in photos & videos. Rapid Red really stands out to me over the Carbonized Gray. The interior did feel much more luxurious than I had expected. The seats were very soft & comfortable and there was lots of headroom in the backseat due to the raised roof. The steering wheel felt supple. The glass roof looks great and helps give the appearance of spaciousness. My only niggle about the interior quality relates to the volume knob on the screen: it feels like cheap plastic because it moves freely with loud clicks. It would have feel much more luxurious if the knob was metal and had more resistance combined with a firm/smooth (non-clicky) rotation.

The doors are very easy to open and it does feel natural to tug at the inside of the door after it pops open. It didn't feel awkward at all. The trunk area doesn't feel very large due to the slope of the roof. The frunk isn't very large either: best for a couple of small bags.

I tried real hard to get the marketing guys to take me out for a spin in one, but they wouldn't budge. 😢

I'm VERY excited to get my Rapid Red Premium AWD at some point in 2021!


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Awesome pics. A few new angles and one new pony.
 

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So any ideas on how long the car takes to make it’s more efficient heat? Also how it does so.
Well what we know is that beyond the front openings there is a radiator and we know that battery cooling systems are a complex thing. So my guess is that once the battery and motor(s) have started to produce heat the coolant then becomes hot to a certain degree and then you can push hot air into the cabin just like with an ICE vehicle. Of course in very deep cold or when you start the vehicle in the morning when it is sleeping outside, then you can use E-Heat, steering wheel and your car seats heater for additional heat. This is of course only my supposition but it would be nice if it works that way.
 

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BEV batteries warm up to around body temp as you use them. This suggests the cabin heat is tied into the battery heat/cool loop. That would be awesome. My B250 takes about 7 minutes of driving to heat the battery, but is use auxiliary heat to warm the battery.
We need more specs for Ford to know how it was designed.
if it is cold, plug in your car and warm it up.if you are on a toad trip in cold weather, this will increase your range a lot.
 

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BEV batteries warm up to around body temp as you use them. This suggests the cabin heat is tied into the battery heat/cool loop. That would be awesome. My B250 takes about 7 minutes of driving to heat the battery, but is use auxiliary heat to warm the battery.
We need more specs for Ford to know how it was designed.
if it is cold, plug in your car and warm it up.if you are on a toad trip in cold weather, this will increase your range a lot.
Yes preheating the cabin while the car is plug to the charger is the way to go for preserving range.
 
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So any ideas on how long the car takes to make it’s more efficient heat? Also how it does so.
It didn’t take long for the heat to kick in after I turned it on. The MME was nice and toasty while I was in it.
 

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It didn’t take long for the heat to kick in after I turned it on. The MME was nice and toasty while I was in it.
Possibly the E-Heat was on then or the car was already hot ?
 

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That's the worst range calculation yet at 212 miles for the "270" version (138 / 65%).

The usual caveats about not knowing how it was driven, etc apply. But still.
 

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YES. I like this E-heat feature. I was disappointed with no heat pump but this may be just as good. I hope we can see some user testing soon.
Again Ford, WTH? Why are you not telling us about this. MB is the same way with their BEV.
So I'm confused... what exactly is "E-Heat", and what is "before the car can make it's own heat"? I thought without a heat pump, BEVs always had to use electric heating?

Or does it mean only when plugged into a charger, and using charger power instead of battery power?
 



 









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