The new Mustang Mach-E by Ford is an electric car which is 100 percent vegan. It’s inspired by the classic American Mustang and it’s a new five-seater SUV which drives almost-silently and offers a quite spacious interior.
The car can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. According to Ford, this is Mustang power redesigned with electric performance.
It’s also the dream vehicle for vegans- the interior is entirely free of animal products and has vegan leather upholstery.
Ford’s intention was to make the car animal-free.
In a statement by Ford, Brittany Moss, who’s the color and materials designer of the car explains that the company wanted vegan interior to attract vegan customers.
When can The First Vegan Car Be Yours?
Many people have given positive comments about this all-vegan car; however, others have been cynical about it, claiming that the status of a ‘true Mustang’ is unreal as it’s an electric car and also an SUV.
Even though the car will be available for potential buyers in 2020, in the US, the Mustang Mach-E First Edition is already sold out.
More affordable versions will be available in 2021. The company claims they’ll continue with the pioneering of sustainable materials.
They’re already using soybean-based foam for their car seats since of 2008 and will work on a composite material from dried coffee bean husks.
This raw material will be supplied to the company by the fast food giant, McDonald’s.
Is Ford the only Company Working on Vegan Electric Cars?
Ford isn’t the only car company which strives towards eco-friendly cars. Volvo has announced that they’ll launch the vegan electric model in 2020, called the Polestar 2.
Volvo’s CEO claims that sustainability is pivotal for business. And, he further adds it will help their company grow and become stronger.
Porsche is also launching the Taycan, a new electric car model. They offer vegan leather interior whereas the car floor is made from Econyl recycled fiber made from recycled fishing nets.
The pioneer in electric vehicles is considered to be Tesla.
However, its CEO Elon Musk claims that they’re not threatened by other companies launching electric cars. He believes that their competition is the immense flood of gasoline cars getting out of the factories daily.