Right smack in the middle of its third model year, the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E recently received a handful of important updates intended to keep the all-electric crossover fresh and competitive in a burgeoning market. However, The Blue Oval isn’t quite finished making changes to the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E yet, as sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the model’s formerly standard mobile power cord has now become optional.
The mobile power cord for the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E uses a J1772 connector and provides up to 32 amps of charging capability, with both 120-volt and 240-volt NEMA 14-50 connectors included. However, rather than being included with the Mach-E, buyers must now shell out an additional $500 for the mobile power cord. It is worth noting that the Mach-E’s chief competitor – the Tesla Model Y – also used to come standard with a similar mobile connector with the same two types of adapters, but now, that item is sold for an extra cost of $230.
Aside from this change, the big news for the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E is that standard range models now come with a lithium-iron phosphate battery pack, which adds 45 horsepower to eAWD models while also cutting DC fast charging speeds, enabling these vehicles to charge to 100 percent without battery degradation, and it’s adding more range to boot – with newly targeted EPA-estimated figures of 250 miles for RWD and 226 miles for eAWD.
Aside from that major change, the 2023 Mach-E also recently received a round of price cuts that range from $1,000 for the California Route 1 to as much as $4,000 for the Premium AWD Standard Range model and the regular GT, with only the Premium AWD Extended Range being left out of this new series of discounts. It is worth noting that the newly released BlueCruise 1.2 is $200 more expensive than its predecessor, however.