Ford Australia has slashed $7000 off the price of its electric sports car, the Mustang Mach-E, to bring the entry-level price down to $72,990 plus on-road costs.

The lower price has been triggered at the factory and follows retail discounts being offered by a number of EV manufacturers to stimulate global demand.

It also means the E-Mach long-range Premium model drops $4675 to put it below the crucial LCT threshold at $86,990, plus costs, while the flagship GT model, featuring a 358kW dual-motor drivetrain, will cost $104,990 (plus costs), down $2675. The first customer deliveries are being made this month.

Ford Australia stated that while the prices shown include GST and, where applicable, LCT, they are “entirely at the discretion of the dealer. Prices shown exclude dealer delivery and statutory charges.”

Because both the Select and Premium models are now below the LCT threshold, they qualify for the Electric Car Discount Policy, which makes them exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) when purchased via novated lease.

The E-Mach SUV claims a range of up to 600km in the Premium model, fast charging capabilities, and advanced technology features.

Ford Australia president and CEO Andrew Birkic said: “This price reduction is a major positive for our customers and demonstrates our commitment to delivering the best products and great value to our customers. 

“As the EV market continues to evolve, we are responding to it.”

The E-Mach GT arrives with more torque than any production Ford road vehicle ever offered to customers in Australia.

It has a dual-motor system with a total of 358kW/860Nm and can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.73 seconds, also making it Ford Australia’s fastest accelerating vehicle.

Features of the GT include all-wheel drive, MagneRide adaptive suspension and high-performance Brembo brakes, unique tyres that are specially designed to distribute the extreme torque to the road surface.

It also has the Untame Plus4 mode (for track use only) designed to help drivers balance the powertrain output on a track for lap time consistency.

It works by simultaneously adjusting traction and stability control for a more exciting driving experience — where conditions allow.

The GT specification includes Ford Performance front sports seats, standard 20-inch alloy wheels and unique body styling to further differentiate its model.

Mustang Mach-E Select and Premium have already been rated the top five-star safety crash rating by ANCAP while the GT is unrated.

E-Mach standard equipment includes autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with car-to-car, vulnerable road user, junction assist, and back-over functionality. 

Lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, emergency lane-keeping and an advance speed assistance system are also standard.

The Mach-E Select comes with a 71kWh lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery claiming a driving range in official tests of up to 470km.

Ford said that offering LFP on Mach-E Select – in addition to the nickel-cobalt manganese (NCM) batteries found in Premium and GT – allowed

Ford customers to choose a Mustang Mach-E with unique battery performance characteristics most aligned with their needs.

“LFP batteries are very durable and tolerate more frequent and faster charging while using fewer high-demand, high-cost materials,” Ford said. 

“These LFP batteries will power a variety of affordable, next-generation Ford EV passenger vehicles and trucks under development.

“LFP battery technology also helps reduce reliance on critical minerals such as nickel and cobalt, and is in line with Ford’s work to create an EV supply chain that upholds its commitments to sustainability and human rights.”

LFP batteries are also used by Tesla in Australia.

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