The Ford Mustang Mach-E was introduced in the 2021 model year as the first electric SUV in Ford’s lineup.The Mustang Mach-E takes on the pony car nameplate with an electric power train and is stepping into the performance-focused electric car arena for Ford .The Mach-E is instantly recognizable as inspired by Mustangs, thanks to signature elements such as its long, powerful hood, rear-haunch design, aggressive headlights and trademark tri-bar tail lamps. Oh yeah, and the big horse in the front.

A “Qual – Her – Ty” “Ve – Her -cle”

Some are still grappling with the idea of an EV Mustang (EV SUV at that). Regardless of whether you think the Mach-E deserves to be called a Mustang or not, most can agree that Ford’s electric crossover is quite good. The Ford Mustang Mach-E has racked up a host of awards over the year plus it’s been on sale now. Winning over a wide variety of critics with its many appealing qualities such as a 2021 Wards 10 Best UX award, a spot on Consumer Reports‘ ‘Recommended Cars List”, European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year finalist selections, a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award, a second-place finish in J.D. Power’s 2022 U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study as well as the 2022 WWCOTY award in the Large Car category ( WWCOTY – the only automotive awards group that consists entirely of women journalists awards )

The Mach-E earned the 2022 WWCOTY award in the large car category

Girls,Girls,Girls!!

Did I mention it was mostly made by women. Yes, ladies, females, GIRLS!! Such is the story of Ford Mach-E’s technology and manufacturing teams. Tracie Conn, an ex-NASA engineer who has worked at the automaker for nearly two years in the advanced engineering group that develops vehicle sensors and algorithms, said, “This team has the highest percentage of women of any team I’ve worked on” with one-third of the entire technology team comprised of women. And at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico, the Ford Mustang Mach-E will be the first-ever Blue Oval vehicle assembled 100 percent by women.

“For me, seeing other women in senior roles helps us envision ourselves in those spots one day. I hope we can serve as role models for even more young women.”

Tracie Conn

Annette Liyana who works on Ford’s new BlueCruise Co-Pilot 360 technology hands-free highway driving assistant (making the Mach-E one of the most modern vehicles in Ford’s fleet) said, “It’s important to me to work for a company that helps encourage women, beginning in youth and mentorship, to go into technology and not lose their voice.” Another member, Alexandra Taylor, who is the application owner for the new hands-free assistance feature, said, “Female mentorship has made a huge impact on my career at Ford and I believe this mentorship is critical for women as a whole to grow in engineering. Working on new technology has been invigorating and a great opportunity to work with and inspire other young women in the field.”

Podemos Hacerlo Tambien – We Can Do It Too

Mexican women assembling the electric Mustang at the Ford Cuautitlán plant

Earlier this month at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico, where the The Mustang Mach-E is produced, assembled and painted 100% by women. A Custom Mach-E was created as part of Ford’s global support for the breast cancer prevention campaign. Known as Warriors in Pink (“Pink Warriors”) in North America and October Rosa in Brazil.

“I hope that with this message everyone remembers how powerful we are and how powerful we are when we are united”

María Fernanda Ochoa – Artist

To celebrate them, the brand contacted the plastic artist María Fernanda Ochoa, who designed the exterior of a Custom Mustang Mach-E. She stated that an eagle woman in the center of the car portrays every woman who works at the Ford plant; the sunflowers emblazoned on the trunk are a bond of strength and stability with the brand. In addition, the vehicle proudly displays the logo of Warriors in Pink, Ford’s organization that fights against breast cancer. Ochoa said. “The Warriors in Pink logo on the hood reinforces the fight against breast cancer and sunflowers symbolize a female flower that, in addition to being beautiful and strong, is always in search of light.”

Every Girl Wants a Pony!

Through #ShowSomeMuscle, Ford is providing a platform – and an iconic symbol – to spotlight all of the inspirational women who are redefining what real muscle looks like. “With Mustang Mach-E, Ford is redefining the conventional idea of a muscle car,” said Emma Bergg, Ford global electric vehicle communications manager. “Through this challenge, we’re highlighting that muscle is not only physical form and brute strength – it encompasses innovation, empathy, creativity, compassion and resilience.”

“I have been inspired by and have witnessed real courage and resilience. That’s why I’m honored to be among the first voices to share my story in the Mustang Mach-E #ShowSomeMuscle challenge and to celebrate the women who continue to inspire me.”

Misty Copeland – American Ballet Theatre
Misty Copeland -#ShowSomeMuscle
Photo Credit: Lamar Landers
Misty Copeland -#ShowSomeMuscle

Ford unveiled the Mach-E SUV, which bears the Mustang badge last year. The electric car is capable of running 300 miles on a single charge and reach 0-60 mph in 3 seconds( that’s Green Lightning, WoW! ). The Mustang Mach-E extended battery trim gives more range than any other EV but Tesla’s Model Y long range offering. Available with all-wheel drive, the Mustang Mach E drives like a well-tuned performance machine, but also delivers the space and versatility you expect from a compact SUV. Its rear seat is spacious and its cargo area is large enough for families, or the Hot Gurl Squad. Sounds like a ‘Girl Car’ the boys will have fun driving! #girlpower

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