The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has racked up plenty of accolades in recent months, including a trio from Wards Automotive – a 10 Best Engines award, 10 Best Interior honors, and a 10 Best UX award, as well as Car and Driver‘s 2021 EV of the Year and a spot on Consumer Reports‘ recommended vehicles list. This success has translated to the salesroom as well, as 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E sales are on track to hit 50k units this year, a number undoubtedly spurred on by a high percentage of owner recommendations. Now, the Mach-E has yet another notch to add to its growing belt, as the EV crossover is a finalist for 2022 European Car of the Year.
The Mustang Mach-E is one of seven finalists for the prestigious award, as it will be competing against the Cupra Born, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Peugeot 308, Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric and Škoda Enyaq iV – all but one of which are all-electric vehicles. It’s also the automaker’s third such nomination in the last four years as the Mach-E joins the previously-nominated Ford Puma and Focus. Ford has won ECOTY a total of five times with the Escort, Scorpio, Mondeo, Focus., and S-MAX, earning 10 nominations since 2007.
A grand total of 61 jury members, representing 23 European countries, will choose the 2022 European Car of the Year winner from this group after putting each through its paces at the CERAM proving ground in Mortefontaine near Paris on February 7th-8th. France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Spain make up the bulk of the voting group with six members representing each of those European countries, while other countries will have lesser representation.
The 2022 European Car of the Year winner will be announced in Geneva via a virtual event on February 28th, when Ford will have its chance to score yet another award to add to its already vast trophy case, which includes quite a few honors for its first-ever all-electric crossover.