Mark bought a new Tesla Model 3, but he wondered if he should cancel the order and buy a Mustang Mach E instead. Leo says he drove a Model X for a few years and loved it. But he also loves his Mach E. So Leo thinks you'll be happy with either one.
Mustang Mach E
Sam joins Leo to talk about a recent experience he had going on a road trip with an electric vehicle: he got a Mustang Mach E and went on a 600-mile journey. Overall, it was a positive experience, Sam says. But there is the potential of a charging station being out of order without notice. And with there not being enough charging stations nationwide yet, it creates "range anxiety" for people traveling. If you can't recharge and don't have enough power to find the next charging station, you could be stuck.
Leo got his Ford Mustang Mach E and one of the interesting things is that it doesn't come with a key or a key fob because his phone is now his key. He inputs a code to unlock the car and has to use a password to start the car.
The embargo is over and Sam can finally give us a review of the new Mustang Mach E. This new electric "Mustang" is very impressive, according to Sam. Many people haven't considered the Mach E a legitimate Mustang, but Sam says that it's sporty and fits the Mustang DNA, even though you're sitting a bit higher. It's not as quick as a Tesla, though it can do 0-60 in about five seconds. And much of the features seem like a Tesla, including a 15" touch screen in the center of the dashboard. Sam says it's one of the best UI's on a car touch screen he's seen to date.
Sam joins Leo to talk about the new Ford Mustang Mach E, Ford's first dedicated electric vehicle. Leo says he's pretty excited about this one. Sam said Ford didn't want to create a "compliance car" to meet regulatory requirements. They wanted to create a car people would talk about. So they called it a Mustang and got designers to create something in the Spirit of Tesla, that's fast, has the Mustang DNA, and gets people excited. Sam says he thinks the Mach E is going to be a winner. It may not look like a Mustang, but Sam says that the performance will rival a gas-powered Mustang.