The Best Electric Family Cars for 2022
As of 2022, it’s safe to say that EVs are mainstream. With all major mass-market automakers offering multiple EVs in their portfolio, it is confusing to choose one. EVs, with their convenience and refinement, make for great family runabouts if the range isn’t a major concern, but, with a whole range of EVs to choose from, the decision-making process is getting increasingly difficult. So, here is a list of 10 EVs that we think should be on your list if you are on the lookout for an electric family car.
Ford’s EV Lineup Will be Radically Different
Ford CEO Jim Farley says the future EVs from the blue oval will not simply be electrified versions of current models. This means that the brand’s lineup will grow considerably, and it has even been said that fans of current models might not like the future electric models.
An EV Price War Could Bring Major Trouble for Tesla and the Electric Car Market
One of the main problems with Electric cars is that they are incredibly expensive to buy up front. Sometimes the sticker price can be up to $14,000-$15,000 more than their gasoline-powered cousin. However, the gap in price between these two kinds of automobiles is closing, and Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, thinks it will eventually come to a head.
8 Ways the Ford Mustang Mach-E is Better than the Tesla Model Y (and 4 ways it isn’t)
If there is one segment that’s gathering steam quicker than mid-sized crossovers, that would probably be the EV crossover and American automakers are leading the charge in this space with two of the hottest contenders, i.e., the Tesla Model Y and the Ford Mustang Mach E. Does the Mustang Mach-E pack enough to dethrone Tesla’s reign? Here are eight reasons that tip the scales in favor of the Mach-E and four reasons that make a case for the Model Y.
An All-Electric Ford GT Could Dominate The Supercar Segment
With an investment of $22 Billion towards electrification, Ford is betting big on EVs. Iconic names like the Mustang and North America’s best-selling vehicle, the F-150 (sold-out) have already taken the plunge with the Mach-E and the Lightning pick-up.
While these vehicles cater to a broader audience in terms of being accessible, what about cars at the other end of the spectrum? With such large investments toward EVs in the pipeline, it’s not hard to imagine heritage names like the GT could also make this transition. These exclusive renders from our sister outlet, Hotcars, should give you an idea of what a potential Ford E-GT could look like.
An Early Enthusiast’s Guide To The Ford Mustang Mach-E
Like it or not, the Mustang Mach-E is now part of the American landscape. In case you are considering one or have already taken the plunge and got yourself an all-electric pony, then what are the options to spruce up your Mach-E? Can you tune the Mach-E to deliver more power or better handling? Your options are limited for now, but they aren’t non-existent.
Ford F-150 Lightning To Come With Tank Turn Capability!
The Ford F-150 Lighting debuted in 2021, but a year later, the company is all set to officially launch it. The company had received around 200,000 reservations for the world’s best-selling truck’s electric alter-ego, but recently stopped taking any more orders for it. While the truck is sold out for the current model year is a piece of big news in itself, there’s another big news coming in, courtesy of LightningOwners.com.
As it turns out, Ford has filed a patent with the USPTO about the tank turn capability in the Ford F-150 Lightning. Looks like Ford has already started reaping the benefits of its investment in Rivian… or does this have nothing to do with it?
Drag Race: C8 Corvette vs Mustang Mach-E GT Performance
Edmunds has been staging some pretty cool drag races at Willow Springs off late. They recently pit the Mustang Mach-E Performance against the Tesla Model Y and the Shelby GT500. In yet another Gas vs Electric showdown, the Mach-E takes on a proper mid-engined supercar in the form of the C8 Chevy Corvette.
Drag Race: Tesla Model Y vs Sheriff’s Explorer
Now the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Ford Explorer is no stranger to the drag strip. We previously saw it take on the likes of the mighty Nissan GT-R, a Shelby Mustang GT500,, and a quad bike. This time around, it goes up against a far more humble runabout in the form of your every day Tesla Model Y.
Ken Block’s Hoonicorn Vs Tesla Model S Plaid Is An Epic Drag Battle
Hoonigan’s YouTube channel returns with another “Hoonicorn versus the world” episode and this time it’s all on the line because the mighty Hoonicorn goes up against a Tesla Model S Plaid – the bane of many high-performance, combustion-powered vehicles. So far the Lia Block – Ken Block’s, 14-year old daughter - has been crushing it, losing only to a 2,000 horsepower Nissan GT-R. Will Tesla take another scalp or will the Hoonicorn finally put it in its place?
Ford’s Strong Show At The SEMA 2021 Continues With Mustang And Mustang Mach-E Concepts
This Mach-E Video Will Give You Anxiety and Pleasure At the Same Time
Ford Performance and Vaughn Gittin Jr. collaborated for a video and it’s driving us crazy… in a good way, that is. They venture to the Faroe Islands, a place that seems to be pulled out of a fairy tale, to have some fun with a 1,400-horsepower Mustang Mach-E. This 12-odd minute video covers a whole lot of aspects – drifting on winding roads, the smart 1,400-horsepower Mach-E, the resting bitch face sheep, and of course, the fantastic cinematography, amongst other things.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Set a Guinness World Record for Efficiency
Lately, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has been the most talked-about EV. It was initially met by mixed reactions as Ford not only slapped the Mustang name on it, previously belonging exclusively to the two-door pony car, but they also gave it many of the Mustang’s design elements, such as the front fascia and the tri-bar taillights. However, as it turns out, the Mach-E has one key redeeming feature, as it recently got into the Guinness world records book thanks to its efficiency.
2,000 Horsepower’s Worth of Mustang Mach-E Stopped By Jay Leno’s Garage
We just got word of the 480-horsepower, 634 pound-feet of torque Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition last week and we’re continuing on the same note this week thanks to Jay Leno.
The charismatic car collector slash YouTube personality welcomed none other than FoMoCo CEO Jim Farley, who gave out more backstage details about Ford’s new electric car.
The Ford Mach-E GT Performance Edition Is Almost As Quick As The Shelby GT500
Ford just released info on the highly anticipated Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, and the all-electric SUV is quicker than all Mustang models save for the Shelby GT500. It also comes with a bit more torque than the regular Mach-E GT, as well as extra features inside the cabin.
The Ford Mach-E EV Is NOT A Good Investment
The Ford Mustang Mach-E was introduced with great fanfare back in November 2019 as the company’s first true EV and an all-electric SUV that can match the mighty Mustang on the performance front. It’s been a year since then and deliveries have been postponed to 2021, but that’s not the biggest issue Ford has with the Mach-E. It seems Ford is bracing for poor resale values of the electric crossover, as revealed by a MachEClub forum member who got his hands on the company’s bulletin of lease residual values sent to dealers.
Ford Knows It Can’t Compete With Porsche and Tesla; More Affordable EVs Coming
Ford is the world’s fifth-largest automaker and there is a reason behind it. One can argue the company’s strategic moves over the years, but there’s no denying that Ford knows what it’s doing. Now with the world moving towards electrification, Ford has decided to pick its battles carefully and position itself as more of an affordable EV maker than a premium one that sells cars with six-digit price tags.
The company’s CEO, Jim Farley, has promised that Ford will be making electric vehicles starting from as low as $20,000 and not go past the $70,000 bracket. It looks like Ford is going for volume over profits in this segment. Is it a smart move?
Ford Kuga PHEV Stop-Sale Could Spark Worry in Ford Mach-E Customers
Ford launched the Kuga PHEV in the U.K. earlier this year, and so far, it’s been performing quite well, planting itself as the 10th best-selling car there in July of 2020. However, there’s a big problem brewing, with Ford being forced to recall and temporarily suspend global sales of the Juga PHEV because at least four have caught on fire. This problem seems limited to the Kuga PHEV, and Ford is only recalling models produced prior to June 26th, but does this spell trouble for other battery-electric models like, say, the Ford Mach-E?
Let’s All Take a Minute to Be Thankful the Ford Mach-E Didn’t Happen in the 1960s
Are you upset that Ford used the "Mustang" and "Mach" badges on an all-electric crossover? Well, things could have been worse. Whether it should carry a Mustang badge or not, the Mach-E looks pretty cool. But we can’t say the same about a crossover based on the first-generation Mustang. Yes, we know that Ford never designed such a thing, but Instagram’s wb.artist20 just rendered this crazy idea, and it looks awkward, to say the least.
With 1,400 Horsepower, The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Is Useless But Awesome
Ford is on a hot streak lately and it seems like nothing can go wrong for the company. Running high on the Bronco’s launch success, the Blue Oval has carried over the momentum to its electric steed – the Mustang Mach-E – by unveiling a performance prototype of its EV. This Mustang churns out a massive 1,400 horses and features seven motors in total! How about that!
This Leaked Video Suggests That A Bronco Hybrid Is On The Way!
Yes, there’s more news on the Bronco front. In all honesty, I think this past week should be called the “Bronco Week”. This time, the news is regarding a Bronco Hybrid. A video uploaded by “Input” on their YouTube channel shows the instrument cluster and the SYNC system. In one of the frames, you can see an “EV Coaching” dial. This can only mean that a Bronco hybrid is in the making.
The Mustang Mach-E Pickup Is The Truck That Ford Should Build
The electric pickup truck market is arguably the most competitive segment today. Apart from mainstream automakers dipping their toes in this niche, several new startups have dived in headfirst. Rivian, Bollinger, Atlis, Lordstown, and many more are starting their automotive journeys with electric pickup trucks, but none of them have a production-ready offering on the road yet. However, if Ford were to capitalize on this rendering of the Mach-E as a pickup – which we think it should, it could have not one, but two electric trucks on the market. Would you buy a Mach-E pickup truck?
Ford’s Alliance With Volkswagen Means the Next Ford EV Will Be a Badge-Engineered ID4 Crossover
The Ford-Volkswagen alliance has been brewing for a couple of years now. Things started looking stale in between, but it looks like everything is getting back on track.
According to Ford Authority, the alliance between the two automakers is expected to be finalized by the end of June. Also, the German automaker’s board has approved several projects, one of which is a new Ford electric vehicle that will be underpinned by Volkswagen’s MEB platform. Do you think it will be a badge-engineered ID.4 crossover?