The Ford Mustang Mach-E didn’t steal the show at the Washington Auto Show, it was the show. Pictures below.

Electrek, By Fred Lambert

© Eletrek | Ford Mustang Mach-E: sleeping cozy and frunk-gating 

GM had the floor space up front by the entrance, and the 2020 Chevy Bolt was the first on display.

Electrek staff debated whether it was a good idea to show off EVs while they’re plugged into a dedicated, hardwired EVSE, as shown above. Pro: it grabs peoples’ attention, let’s them know that this isn’t just a compact car they’re almost certainly uninterested in. Con: most people who see this don’t know anything about EVs, and this picture perpetuates the false perception that if you don’t have regular access to one of these dedicated plugs, you can’t use the car. This writer would prefer they put up a mannequin holding the portable EVSE with the regular plug up high, showing off that you can fuel up anywhere.

Volkswagen: nothing to see here folks

Electrek participated in an EV press tour, but Volkswagen had nothing to show.

Ford Mustang Mach-E gets all the attention

The Ford Mustang Mach-E, GT version pictured below, deservedly got all the attention throughout the Washington Auto Show’s media day morning.

Here is the Ford Mustang Mach-E’s trunk space, lots of depth, looks good. But what if you want to sleep back there? Check out those two latches we circled in yellow:

The latches can be used to lift up the liner, make it nearly flat:

Electrek’s Take

My first viewing did not disappoint at all. I am even more excited for the Mach-E now, I think it’s gorgeous. But we still need to get some hands-on time with the user interface software. And of course, we pray that Ford is working with EV charging networks to ensure that Mach-E drivers have a flawless experience each time they need a DC fast charger.

The other takeaway which was almost awkwardly apparent was that Ford and Tesla are the only OEMs with an exciting offering to show off (Tesla is not part of the Washington Auto Show). I didn’t see any media bother to take an even a second glance at any other vehicle at the show. Toyota’s centerpiece was its hydrogen-fueled Mirai. No one I spoke with care, nor did I see any media approach their exhibit, despite it being a novelty on the east coast.

This article was originally published by Electrek.
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