The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been given Car and Driver’s first EV of the Year award. The award was open to all fully electric vehicles currently for sale in the US. The Mach-E beat out 10 other vehicles, including three different Tesla models, the Audi E-Tron, the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Porsche Taycan.
Car and Driver said it put the vehicles through a variety of trials, including a 75-mile-per-hour driving range test to see how far each car could travel on a full charge variously measured and timed performance tests and subjective driving feel tests on public roads. Then all the vehicles were taken on a 1,000-mile road trip from Car and Driver’s Michigan headquarters to Virginia and back.
In giving the award to the Mustang Mach-E, Car and Driver staffers credited the SUV’s combination of practicality and performance.