It’s an unlikely comparison, but it’s certainly worth looking into.

Ford Motor Company’s official YouTube channel recently came up with a very interesting way to boast about the Mach-E’s electric range. Ford’s EV has an EPA range of 300 miles (483 km). When you consider that just a decade ago, most EVs were struggling to squeeze 100 miles of electric range, Ford, like other carmakers, has come a long way.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Exterior
- image 871942

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more mainstream, but they are still a work in progress and they will be for some time. This becomes more evident if you think about the long history and evolution of the internal combustion engine. With that being said, one of the main concerns, when it comes to EVs, is the range. There’s actually a bit of science involved since in the video, they mention range anxiety – it’s a common type of fear that the vehicle’s battery pack will run out before the destination is reached.

Ford Mach-E Vs. A Rocket?
- image 976765

As we know, the range of an electric car depends on the way it’s used – how much you accelerate, how much you use the vehicle’s accessories, and so on. Range anxiety has a lot do to with the fact that we cannot visualize the exact distance. This video is about to change that, by using a rocket. Upon simultaneously launching, the rocket and Mach-E each go in their intended trajectory. The rocket’s propulsion dies at 7,000 feet, while the Mustang Mach-E carries on with speeds of over 70 mph (112 km/h).

Essentially, the video tries to convey that the new Ford Mustang Mach-E makes range anxiety a thing of the past. By pitting the EV against a more conventionally-fueled rocket, the video also makes a low-key statement that electricity is better. Whether the latter is intentional or not, we cannot say.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E specifications
Drivetrain: dual electric motors
Power: 459 horsepower
Torque: 612 pound-feet
Range: up to 300 miles
0 to 60 mph: less than four seconds
Top speed: at least 130 mph
Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
About the author

Related Articles

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: