Mustang Mach-E Named Car and Driver's 2021 EV of the Year  

Car and Driver are known for their impeccable taste in all vehicle classes, so when they name your model the 2021 EV of the Year, it's a real honor. Engineers for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E must be beaming with pride after the recent announcement that Car and Driver chose the model as their very first EV of the year. Darren Palmer of Ford had no problem commenting on the vision of the model and its true mission in life. Surprisingly, he doesn't see this award as a grand finale. To him, the Mustang Mach-E is just beginning to leave its stamp on what he calls the "EV revolution."

An EV with a Soul

When Ford designed the Mach-E, Palmer says they wanted people to own an "EV with a soul." That's a very abstract thought, but it captures what the Mach-E really is. The model's revolutionary design and aerodynamic wonders fit like a hand in a glove to the powertrain. Everything just clicked. Mr. Palmer explains that "Accolades like the Car and Driver Electric Vehicle of the Year are particularly rewarding for the team who designed this performance battery electric vehicle to be truly fun to drive."

Car and Driver judges got to spend a lot of quality time with the Mach-E and other contestants before they made their decision. A 1,000-mile road trip helped them to go hands-on with each model in a way that was deeply personal and thrilling. This year, the Mach-E had some stiff competition in models like the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus, Nissan Leaf Plus, and Porsche Taycan 4S PBP.

This isn't the Mach-E's first award, though. It already took home Eco-Friendly Car of the Year and AutoGuide Utility of the Year. Now that it's the best of its 2021 model year, what's left for the model? Well, as Darren Palmer explains, it's just the start. "Mustang Mach-E is the start of what we can do to compete in the EV revolution." The general manager of Ford's battery-electric vehicle division has a lot to be proud of right now, but there's no time to pause. The sky is the limit for the future.

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