Ford’s newly unveiled lower-priced Mustang Mach-E qualifies for state subsidy in China

American automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company has officially unveiled a new lower-priced long-range rear wheel drive (RWD) version of the Mustang Mach-E in China to qualify for state EV incentives and subsidies.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E long-range (RWD) version has been launched with a price tag of 282,000 Yuan ($43,400). It is only the second Ford EV that has been priced low enough to qualify for state subsidies.

After its debut toward the end of 2019, the Ford Mustang Mach-E compact crossover SUV was followed by a 2021 electric model. Currently, it sits as the only all-electric passenger SUV offered by Ford. However, it will soon be joined by the F-150 Lightning pickup truck.

In April 2021, the American automaker announced that its Chinese division would start taking pre-orders for four variations of the Mach-E electric compact crossover SUV, with prices starting at 265,000 Yuan ($40,800) for the Standard Range RWD. Up to that time, the Standard Range RWD was the lone variant priced low enough to qualify for Chinese government’s EV subsidies.

After some time, the American manufacturer launched the Extended Range RWD, the Extended Range AWD, and the GT First Edition Mach-E versions in the Chinese market, but none of those electric SUVs qualified for state subsidies as they all were priced above the 300,000 Yuan benchmark.

With the launch of its new lower-priced long-range RWD version of the Mustang Mach-E in China, the number of variants qualifying for state subsidies has jumped from one to two. In other words, potential EV buyers in China have now got an additional Mustang Mach-E subsidized option to choose from.

The all electric Mustang Mach-E RWD variant comes equipped with one electric engine (permanent magnet AC synchronous motor) delivering maximum power 286 PS or 210 kW, with maximum torque of 415 Nm (306 lb. ft.). Its top speed has been pegged at 180 km/h, while 0-100 km/h acceleration takes just 8 seconds. It is impressively powerful in terms of battery and efficient when it comes to charging. Its 98.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack offers an EPA range of 483 Km (300 miles). Average energy consumption has been reported at 16.5 kWh per 100 km (0.27 kWh per mile).

Order book for the Ford Mustang Mach-E Long Range RWD SE version will be opened in China this fall, with deliveries slated to commence in late 2021.