The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E had a splashy introduction at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. If the all-electric sportback SUV’s online reservations are any indication, it continues to make an impression.
Though the earliest editions of the Mach-E won’t arrive until late 2020, the initial variants — dubbed First Edition — have already sold out. Ford never said how many First Edition models it will build, so we don’t know how many prospective sales that fully entails, but enough shoppers placed refundable $500 deposits to account for the whole allotment.
If you’re interested in a Mach-E but don’t have dibs on a First Edition, you can still reserve other trim levels through Ford’s website. The Premium model is now your best bet for getting an early crack at the Mach-E, as it’s also scheduled for a late 2020 release. Select and California Route 1 models are scheduled to follow in early 2021, with the GT bringing up the rear closer to mid-year.
Ford also shed some details on reservations so far that give a sense of what consumers are looking for not only in the Mach-E but electric vehicles in general. More than 80 percent of Ford’s reservations opted for the extended-range battery — that’s the only way you can get the First Edition — with which Ford targets 270 to 300 miles of range versus 210-230 miles on the standard battery. (As of this writing, EPA-estimated range remains unpublished.)
The Mach-E comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but about 55 percent of orders include the optional all-wheel drive for better performance in inclement weather and low-traction situations. And the Mustang-themed name might have a hand in casting the EV as a performance vehicle, with nearly 30 percent of reservations coming for the GT variant. This is especially impressive when you consider that GT models are the priciest, have a comparatively shorter range (a Ford-estimated 235 miles) and the latest release date. Of course, it’s also the only Mach-E that can hit 60 mph in the mid-3-second range, according to Ford.
With more than a quarter of all reservations coming from California, the Golden State will be your best bet to eventually see the Mach-E in the wild. For more info, check out the links below with Cars.com’s auto show coverage and details on each of the Mach-E’s trim levels.
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