Retracted Leak Says 'Mustang-Inspired' Electric Ford SUV Will Offer RWD-Only Option
"Mustang-Inspired" might have some meaning after all.
In a now-retracted passage of a tandem release with Ford about their fast-charge network alliance, Electrify America seems to have accidentally revealed that the Blue Oval's "Mustang-inspired" electric crossover — possibly named the Mach E — will be released in late 2020 with a rear-wheel-drive-only version to match its pony car muse.
According to the original text of Electrify America's release, which we captured in a screenshot, Ford is targeting an EPA-estimated range of 300 miles "with an extended battery and rear-wheel drive." That specificity, and the fact it would only make sense for an electric SUV to sport a dual-motor powertrain for all-wheel drive, suggests that the EV will offer either a RWD-only model or at least the option to completely deactivate the front axle motor. The phrasing also points to at least two different battery capacities on deck.