Ford has posted a new video that shows the 2021 Mustang Mach-E in winter testing. The video opens by saying that there are some conditions that you can only test vehicles in during winter, including slippery and icy conditions. Winter testing is particularly important for an electric vehicle because temperature extremes tend to have a detrimental impact on battery life.
Ford’s video says that the winter testing took place at the Smithers Winter Test Facility at temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit. One interesting tidbit that we noticed in the video is a close-up of a logo that says Mach-E 4 X, which is a trim that we’ve not heard of before. The 4 certainly indicates that the vehicle is all-wheel-drive.
The Ford engineer in the video touts the all-wheel-drive Mustang Mach-E capability to adapt the drivetrain to any condition to maintain traction, making the EV useful in winter. Ford says that no matter how the vehicle was always able to perform. The video says that before the Mach-E project was started, the engineers drove all the competing products to determine that there was room for improvement.
To say the success of the Mach-E is critical to Ford would be an understatement. The automaker can’t handle another botched launch like the 2020 Ford Explorer. Ford has yet to offer any hard reservation numbers, but it has shared some information on reservations by state and popular colors. Late last month, what is said to be the first Mach-E to roll off the assembly line in Mexico was seen. Interestingly, few reservations for the EV have been made at dealerships, with most opting to reserve them online.