I see that Ford has opened their reservation/configuration website for their upcoming Mustang EV. I thought I would use it to configure for reservation an EV Mustang comparable to my LR AWD Model 3.
On the initial page, there is a blurb about 300 miles of range, and some estimates of 0-60 times. The only place 300 miles was mentioned as "target range" again was on the Premium trim level extended range battery for RWD trim, with AWD haviving a "target range" of 270 miles. These trim levels come with nominal 100 kwh batteries, and 0-60 times "targeting the mid six second range" and "targeting the mid five second range" respectively. I settled on the GT trim as the closest comparable to my non-P Model 3, since it had both AWD and "extended range" battery option. The GT trim extended range battery is also 100 kwh nominal, has a "target 0-60 of less than 4 seconds", and range is described as "target 250 miles". The GT trim also was very close to the price I paid in 2018 ($500 higher), coming in at $60,500 "estimated MSRP".
The GT trim level comes with the following "key features" - 20" wheels, B&O 10 speaker sound system, memory driver seats (not sure why that is plural), and power folding mirrors. Perhaps the driver seats is plural due to both front seats being heated at this trim level. Additional features comprise of extended range battery (now stated as maximum range 250 miles, 98.8 kwh) hp and torque "coming soon",comfort package, LED lights and sequential rear turn signals, auto high beam, side door e-latch, Fordpass connect, 10.2" digital cluster & 15.5" touch screen, connected navigation, phone as key, and wireless charging pad.
In Maryland, assuming the state continues to fund the EV tax rebate program, this price is higher than the $60k max given for previous versions of the program, so assuming the tax credit remains available at the Federal level, the "estimated MSRP" would then get reduced to $53k.
In a direct comparison, the Model 3 LR AWD appears to be a significantly better deal to me, especially when considering things like the Tesla charging network. It is also notable that Ford achieves approximately similar performance stats (with the fairly obvious exception of the lower range) with a 100 kwh battery (nominal). They obviously have a distance tom go to match Tesla when it comes to efficiency. And of course, the stated stats (heavy with caveats, I might add - lots of legalese pointing out that nothing is actually promised) have yet to be seen in the real world product. It appears that when it comes to top trim performance, the Mustang Mach-E falls short of the Model 3 on paper, and we will have to wait and see if real world performance lives up to the plan.
All in all I am glad to have my Model 3 rather than one of these - especially when seeing the ugly fake grill on the front of the GT trim model.....