Whereas Tesla appears to get all of the credit score for it currently, automakers have been leaving easter egg options on vehicles for perpetually. To not be left within the mud by the Jeep Wagoneer with its Detroit map within the glass roof or Tesla fart mode, the brand new Ford Mustang Mach-E will get a secret, too.
The easter egg seems to have first been reported by Teslarati.com final week, however Jalopnik reader James despatched in his personal pictures of the function he found privately whereas doing a pre-delivery inspection for work at a Wisconsin Ford dealership.
The pictures present a line of textual content printed into the steel casing of the Mach-E electrical motor studying “Electrical Ponies Dwell Right here,” as a nod to this street-cruising all-electric crossover’s tenuous branding reference to the enduring Mustang sports activities automotive.
I’d wish to suppose Ford needed to print the message on the surface of the motor housing to assist its dealership service workers acknowledge that one thing about this automotive was completely different than what they’re used to and to watch out. However I doubt that’s true.
The brand new Mach-E is obtainable in three powertrain configurations. One massive, 282 horsepower electrical motor is mounted to the again axle for rear-wheel drive. A big motor within the again will be paired with a smaller, 67-HP electrical motor on the entrance axle to supply all-wheel drive. The high-performance choice of two large motors provides all-wheel drive and a mixed output totaling as much as 480 HP.
James says that is the primary and solely easter egg he’s noticed on the Mach-E to this point, and there doesn’t appear to be reporting on any others in the event that they exist. Motor Trend highlights the Mach-E’s inside display quantity management knob as a little bit of an easter egg, because it methods the person into considering it’s a useful dial when it’s not really linked to something.
However I’m unsure that counts. I wish to hunt for my easter eggs and be shocked once I discover them, , because the “hunt” is meant. Like what Ford kind of did right here. I might have appreciated the Mach-E’s egg to have been somewhat greater than textual content on the motor, although. Like perhaps a extremely fats horse hidden beneath the trunk flooring or one thing.