In a somewhat predictable development, Ford has announced that their Mustang Mach-E electric crossover will get regular over-the-air updates. The EV, which is slated to launch later this year in both Europe and the US, will be kept up through what Ford is promising will be seamless refreshes.
By quickly implementing remote access to our vehicle components we’re ensuring our Mustang Mach-E customers can enjoy the great capabilities they’ve been looking forward to from the start, while providing the accommodations our engineers need to continue innovating from the safety of their homes.
Of course, OTA updates are nothing new, we have seen these in Tesla vehicles for some time. As cars have become more akin to computers on wheels, the software side of things has taken center stage for consumers and investors alike.
Ford says that their updates will start rolling out about half-a-year post Mach-E launch, then will become a regular occurrence for its drivers. The updates will be programmable for convenience, for example when the owner is asleep. They will also be capable of running in the background while the car is in use, then switching over noticeably, save for a notification.
Ford already has a selection/customization portal available on their website, with different trims and options. The GT model of the Mach-E will have 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque and start at $60,500. Whereas the base model will start at $43,895 before incentives, of course it will have a little less power.