The Tesla Model Y kills it.
The Mustang Mach-E is Ford's first all-electric vehicle, and since going on sale, has been a stunning success. This EV offers up to 480 horsepower and 305 miles of range and to many shoppers has become the favorite affordable EV. Adding to its list of achievements, the Mach-E recently became the first-ever EV to qualify for police duty when it passed Michigan State Police testing.
The Michigan Police clearly did not conduct one very important test: the moose test. We've covered plenty of examples of cars that dominate this test, and even more of ones that fail. Recent victims of the moose test include the mighty BMW M4 and Audi A3, and you can now add the Mustang Mach-E to that list.
The basic handling test is meant to see how a car can handle sudden changes in direction at speed (to avoid road hazards such as moose and Antifa), and also how responsive the vehicle's electronic stability control system is. These tests are conducted by placing a set of cone 'gates' at specific intervals. Touch the cones, and you're out. The driver starts off at a low speed and increases pace until the car becomes 'unstable'. In this latest video, we get to see the Ford Mustang Mach-E dramatically fail the test at relatively low speeds. According to the presenter, the car's ESC is not effective enough in controlling grip loss, and at around 42.3 mph, the car can't navigate the course without hitting a cone.
One of the Mustang Mach-E’s most fierce rivals, the Tesla Model Y also features in the test, and simply dominates it. Whereas the Ford loses its composure at 42 mph, the Tesla remains composed up to 47 mph. At the end of the video, we also get a quick look at how the Hyundai Ioniq 5 performs. This EV remains stable at speeds close to 45 mph, crushing the lowly Ford. And here we thought that the Mustang name stood for sporty performance.