Ford Testing Robot Charging Station for EVs

Robot Charging Station for EVs | Pittsburgh, PA

Ford believes that the all-electric world of tomorrow belongs to everyone. To make sure that every driver can enjoy the benefits of zero-emissions excellence, Ford has developed and is in the midst of piloting a robot charging station meant to be used by elderly drivers and drivers with disabilities.

This unique robot charging station is fully operable via smartphone. It automates the charging process, allowing drivers to stay in their vehicle or leave it to charge. Ford will further look for ways to leverage the robot charging station as it investigates hands-free charging alternatives for future EVs.

The robot charging station was developed by Germany’s Dortmund University and uses a retractable arm to charge the vehicle. A working version of the prototype can easily be installed in parking lots, at businesses, and in private residences.

“Ford is committed to ensuring freedom of movement and right now refueling or charging your vehicle can be a major problem for some drivers,” said Ford of Europe Research Engineer Birger Fricke. “The robot charging station could be an added convenience for some people but absolutely essential for others.”

Ford is in the midst of a revolution, focusing on delivering world-class electric vehicles and solutions to ensure mobility for all. Learn more about what Ford is offering today — and what’s coming tomorrow — when you visit Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Updates Include Even More Range

2022 Ford Mach-E | Pittsburgh, PA

Thinking that 2022 is your year to go all-electric? The dynamic new Mustang Mach-E can help with that, For 2022, Ford updates its all-electric Mustang Mach-E to make it even more stylish and more reliable.

One of the most notable upgrades for 2022 is an increase in range for the California Route 1 trim. The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 can now go an EPA-estimated 314 miles on a full charge with rear-wheel drive and the extended-range battery.[1] That’s a big jump from the 2021 model’s 305 miles of range.

But wait! There’s more! The California Route 1 is now also offered with electric all-wheel drive and offers standard heated seats and steering wheel. That means this trim is even more optimal for driving in Pittsburgh despite its West Coast namesake.

Another notable improvement: Standard-range batteries now offer 70 kilowatt-hours of usable energy and extended-range batteries increase output to 91 kWh.

Other upgrades include a new black-painted roof standard for the Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition. Both remain complete beasts with the latter going from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.[2]

There’s also more color to go around this year. One of the updates for the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is the lineup-wide availability of Grabber Blue Metallic and Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat, letting you style and profile even more with zero emissions.

Interested in riding with one of the world’s most exciting EVs? The new Ford Mustang Mach-E is available to test drive at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

[1] Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

[2] Ford test data based on typical industry methodology using 1-ft. rollout. Your results may vary.

All-new Mustang Mach-E Named Car and Driver’s First EV of the Year

Ford Mustang Mach-E | Shults Ford South | Pittsburgh, PA

Ford knows a thing or two about breaking new ground, and it’s done it again with the 2021 Mustang Mach-E. The first all-electric performance SUV from Ford isn’t just winning over drivers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — it’s earning huge accolades from experts. Recently, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E became the first vehicle to be named Car and Driver’s EV of the Year.

Car and Driver leads off its story naming the Mustang Mach-E 2021 EV of the Year with a definitive statement: “If an automaker wanted to convert people from EV skeptics to EV evangelists, it’s hard to imagine a better vehicle for the job than the Ford Mustang Mach-E.”

All the main elements that make the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E a hit earn praise, including its impressive range, all-electric giddy-up, and luxurious interior that makes “the more expensive luxury cars in this year’s EV test look like rip-offs.”

There isn’t a lot not to love about the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. It’s a spacious ride that’s great for families, but it has the impressive power of a pony car to ensure your heart always skips a beat. Add innovative technologies like Ford SYNC® 4A, Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0, and the BlueCruise hands-free system, and the Mustang Mach-E is one of the best things going on the road today.

Drivers and critics agree — the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is a smash hit that’s great if you’re ready to match the switch to electric. To learn how easy Ford makes it to take a leap of faith, visit Shults Ford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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.