Ford Ion Park Global Battery Center Announced

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With the all-new Mustang Mach-E and upcoming F-150 Lightning, it’s clear that Ford is leading the charge toward an all-electric future. To help make that better tomorrow come closer to today, Ford announced a new state-of-the-art research and development center in Dearborn called Ford Ion Park.

According to Ford Chief Product Platform and Operation Officer Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Ion Park will help the automaker scale battery production so that it can cost-effectively ramp up development and make it easier and more affordable to upgrade to an EV.

The 20,000-square-foot learning lab will include the latest equipment and technology needed to test battery cells and arrays, allowing Ford to develop cutting-edge batteries for cutting-edge EVs. Ford Ion Park will also include a $185 million collaborative learning lab in Southeast Michigan dedicated to testing batteries and EVs.

Ford is putting the pedal down when it comes to the future of electric vehicles. This year, Ford upped its global investment in EVs to $22 billion, promising more battery electric vehicles to come by 2025. Maybe the most exciting yet is the all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, which was revealed in May. The all-electric F-150 promises to be the quickest yet as well as one of the most intelligent, and it should offer an EPA-estimated range well over 300 miles.

The future is looking bright with Ford, and you’ll find everything good and green here at Shults Ford South. Check out our selection of Mustang Mach-E EVs and give us a call when you’re ready to take a test drive.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is ‘a Game Changer’

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is ‘a Game Changer’  | Shults Ford South

New Ford CEO Jim Farley wants you to know that comparing the all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E to any other electric vehicle is unfair. It’s unfair, you see, because those other vehicles don’t have anything close to the pedigree that you get with the Mustang name.

“It’s got Detroit swagger. It’s a Mustang,” he said. “Tesla is not a Mustang.”

Farley talked to Detroit Free Pressin November and rightly called the all-new electric crossover is “a game changer.” And how is it changing the game? By finding the absolute sweet spot between performance thrills and guilt-free, zero-emissions driving.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E gives you the best of both worlds, offering an EPA-certified 300 miles of maximum range on a single charge as well as the power you expect from the prestigious pony car.* The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, arriving at Shults Ford South later in 2021, offers 235 miles of estimated range and still serves up a whopping 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque. That means you can go from 0-60 mph in an estimated 3.5 seconds.**

On top of this — and on top of leading-edge tech like Ford Co-Pilot360™, SYNC® 4A, and Active Drive Assist hands-free driving — the 2021 Mustang Mach-E offers one clear upside that makes it a must-have over any other electric vehicle. Like the man said: “It’s a Mustang.”

Where else will you find this thoroughbred but Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? Embracing a greener tomorrow is easier when you’ve got a Mustang on your side — call or email to learn how you can get your hands on the all-new Mustang Mach-E.

*Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium ion battery age and state of health.

**GT equipped with Performance Edition package including Extended-Range Battery and eAWD. Ford test data based on typical industry methodology using 1-ft. rollout. Your results may vary.

Running Down the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Trims

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is going to change the game when it arrives later this year, and Ford wants you to be a part of its electrifying movement. With an affordable starting price and plenty of options to sweeten the deal, the Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric vehicle made for everyone. The different 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E trims prove as much, favoring everything from value to efficiency to performance.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select

If you want bang for your buck, the Mach-E select starts under $44,000 MSRP and is even more affordable with an available federal tax credit (not to mention fuel and maintenance savings over time).* It stands to be a wise investment, offering an estimated 230-mile range** and 255 horsepower*** in addition to its undeniable style. It’s also quite well equipped with standard next-generation SYNC® with Connected Navigation, a 15.5-inch touchscreen display, and Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium

The emphasis is on premium with the Mach-E Premium, adding high-end must-haves like a panoramic fixed-glass roof, heated front-row seats and steering wheel, and a 10-speaker B&O sound system. Not only that, but the Mustang Mach-E Premium is available with an extended-range battery option, which increases max driving range to over 300 miles with rear-wheel drive.***

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1

Like the famous road for which it’s named, the California Route 1 is made for cruising. With special badging, stylish 18-inch aluminum wheels with aero inserts, and features like a 360-degree camera and Active Park Assist 2.0, the Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 will put you in a coastal state of mind even while driving through Pittsburgh.  

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

The prized pony in the Mustang Mach-E corral is the GT, which lives up to its name with incredible performance capabilities. Despite offering up to 250 miles of range,** the Mustang Mach-E GT is expected to go from 0-60 mph in around 3.5 seconds with permanent-electric dual motor all-wheel drive, an extended-range battery, and added performance options.*** If you want the ultimate thrill as only the Mustang can deliver, you’ll want the new Mach-E GT

Expect more information on the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E trims closer to launch, which should happen later this year. If you’re interested in reserving a Ford Mustang Mach-E, contact the team at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E trims

*MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.

**Targeted EPA Range applies to an available configuration. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery age. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2020 calendar year.

***Based on manufacturer calculation using computer engineering simulations.  Your results may vary.  

Meet the New 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

The future looks an awful lot like a Mustang.

The all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has been revealed at last, and it promises to deliver the best of both worlds with superior performance and incredible zero-emissions range. Available to reserve now at Shults Ford South with orders getting underway later this year, the new Mustang Mach-E promises to move as quickly out of the showroom as it will in the 0-60.

“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer. “People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle — and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of this in unmatched style.”

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E will be available in standard and extended-range options with rear-wheel drive or electric all-wheel drive. The extended-range options are expected to have an output near 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque.* There will also be two special high output models available, the GT and GT Performance Edition. The GT Performance Edition is expected to be able to accelerate to 60 mph in the mid-three-second range and have an output near 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque.* At its most efficient, the Mustang Mach-E should deliver an EPA-estimated range well over 300 miles.

If you want to know more about the exciting new 2021 Mustang Mach-E, visit Shults Ford South and we’ll give you the lowdown.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

*Based on manufacturer calculation using computer engineering simulations. Your results may vary.

**Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance and lithium-ion battery age. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2020 calendar year.