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A preproduction Ford Mustang Mach-E sits at a stoplight on fabled Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit. Notice how the grille shutters at the base of the front fascia are open, allowing airflow to the radiator and condenser. This makes sense, as it’s hot in Michigan, so I bet the driver has the air conditioning on. Plus, the heat, along with the transient stop-and-go driving on Woodward, could be a bit taxing on the batteries. Anyway, the Mach-E looks good! It definitely stands out in that Grabber Blue color.

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Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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DISCUSSION

There are so many names Ford could have used for this. Great names. And yet, the one they shouldn’t have used is the one they did.

Galaxie
Meteor
Maverick
Torino
Falcon
Fairmont
Fairlane
Cortina
Orion

All would have been better. Heck, resurrect the Taurus, Contour, Focus or Fusion as this and it would be neat too.

Just don’t name an environmentally-friendly EV after your RWD performance sports car.  Idiots.