The Ford Mustang Mach-E and Shelby GT500 are Making News

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Dearborn, MI — January 21, 2021

Accolades keep rolling in regarding the new Ford Mustang Mach-E. The all-electric version of the iconic sports car is turning heads and selling fast. The Mach-E is expanding its brand awareness as more people recognize is incredible driveability and economy.

New Mach-E Options Available in 2022

The 2022 Mustang Mach-E is now available for order with a starting MSRP of $43,895. The 2022 Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 has an EPA estimated range of 314 miles with an extended range battery and RWD*. The 2022 Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 model is now available with electric all-wheel drive and has standard heated seats and a heated steering wheel. For the 2022 model year, Mustang Mach-E Premium Ice White Edition Appearance Package is now available.

2022 Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 / Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The black painted roof is now standard on Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition. Grabber Blue Metallic and Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat are now available on all models and Iced Blue Silver Metallic is new to the 2022 model year. Mustang Mach-E with standard range now has 70 kWh usable energy and available extended range now has 91 kWh usable energy.

2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition Announced

Since the first 1967 model, the Mustang Shelby® GT500® has stood for the pinnacle of Mustang performance and has continued to build on the legacy of Shelby performance. With a reputation for transforming Ford Mustang into dominant road racing machines, Carroll Shelby, American racer and entrepreneur, took his legendary Mustang GT350 model further in 1967 to craft the first-generation Shelby GT500 with a modified 428-cubic-inch V8 inspired by his team’s 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans.

Carroll Shelby called the original Shelby GT500 “the first real car I’m really proud of.” The Shelby GT500 is just as iconic today – as the most powerful and most advanced Mustang ever – as it was during its first iteration 55 years ago.

Paying homage to the original 1967 Shelby GT500, the limited run of 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition fastbacks will be finished in a classic and exclusive, Brittany Blue exterior paint with two different Wimbledon White exterior stripe options:

  • Painted Over-the-Top racing stripes with unique GT500 logo (also available in Absolute Black)
  • Vinyl Over-the-Top racing stripes with unique vinyl side stripe featuring GT500 logo

Designed and engineered by Ford Performance as the most powerful street-legal Ford ever built, the 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 harnesses world-class muscle and powertrain technologies to attain supercar levels of performance. Features include a first-in-class 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, race-bred control strategies, and advanced drive modes.

2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 / Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Orders are processing now, just stop in and see the Sales Professionals at your local Ford Dealer, Lasco Ford, 2525 Owen Road in Fenton, (888) 486-1708.

Gravity Mobility Dresses the Pony in Yellow and Turns it Loose on NYC

Gravity, the pioneering electric vehicle fleet, and infrastructure start-up, today launched the first in a fleet of all-electric NYC yellow taxis designed to completely reimagine the iconic New York cab.

With Gravity, riders will experience the most advanced taxi to ever hit the streets–all for the standard, predictable cab fare. Gravity’s Ford Mustang Mach E—the first to ever serve as a NYC taxi—offers a customized passenger experience, panoramic roofs for sightseeing, and industry-leading safety tech.

Gravity’s first Model Y is now undergoing its final hack-up and inspection. Gravity’s fleet
combines the company’s own unique innovations with the latest tech from across the industry in one vehicle. Painted a striking Rally Yellow, its cabs come equipped with dynamic passenger controls; a 22-inch display for selfies, music, and video; driver-facing AI tech that identifies and prevents distracted driving; and—most importantly—zero emissions on the streets of New York City.

New Yorkers and visitors can hail one of Gravity’s EV yellow cabs on the street or through
standard yellow taxi e-hail apps. The cars will be charged during overnight hours at Gravity’s own Midtown Manhattan charging space on West 42nd Street, maximizing the hours vehicles are available to carry passengers.

“We’ve designed our fleet to be the smartest, safest, and most sustainable taxi to ever hit the road—something any New Yorker or visitor would be excited to flag down. We want our
advanced EV fleet to not only help reinvigorate the NYC yellow taxi but help reenergize the city and pull it toward a cleaner future,” said Moshe Cohen, founder, and CEO of Gravity, Inc.

Gravity’s first vehicle is a Ford Mustang Mach E—making Gravity’s the first taxi fleet to
include the Mach-E. All vehicles have panoramic roofs to take in the surrounding city. The vehicles are authorized for use as taxis under an EV pilot program adopted by NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission earlier this year.

All Gravity taxis have a custom, mounted 22-inch tablet with software enabling riders to
adjust climate controls, play music, watch videos, snap and send a selfie with filters, and
more. Gravity’s systems are designed for riders to make the most of their trip.

Gravity’s charging hubs at Manhattan Plaza on West 42nd Street and other future sites
will allow the company to rapidly charge vehicles during overnight, off-peak hours.

Not only is Gravity deploying some of the safest vehicles on the market, every Gravity
taxi is equipped with industry-leading driver-facing AI technology that helps prevent
driver distraction as well as monitor the vehicle for safe driving behaviors. The suite of
technologies will make drivers, passengers, and everyone on the street safer. All Gravity
drivers are licensed and approved by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Gravity adheres to all TLC rules regarding accessibility and medallion issuance. While
there are currently no wheelchair accessible EV models for taxi use on the market,
Gravity will become an early adopter as the technology develops and is eager to put
zero-emission wheelchair-accessible vehicles on the road.

Just For Fun

It’s not electric, it’s not Shelby, and it’s made of wood. Just for fun check out this amazing video of the making of a Ford Mustang model car, created from a single block of wood.

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Steve Sweitzer
Steve is the Sports Editor for the Lasco Press and highlights our coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series. Steve is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association and a nationally published author of automotive related articles for industry trade magazines. He is also a freelance technical writer and accomplished photographer. A 25-year resident of Southeast Michigan, Steve’s passion for reporting on our community, it’s residents, and our automotive connections allow us to use his skills to cover a number of events. Steve’s ability to seek out the unique behind the scenes accounts that tell the often-overlooked aspect of a story makes for entertaining reading. Follow Steve at thelascopress.com with weekly NASCAR updates and featured articles.