Ford announces the Mach 1: A high-performance electric SUV

Ford said it plans to start selling an all-electric high-performance SUV in 2020 called the Mach 1.The name is...

Posted: Jan 15, 2018 10:37 PM
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 10:37 PM

Ford said it plans to start selling an all-electric high-performance SUV in 2020 called the Mach 1.

The name is significant not just because it invokes the speed of sound -- the Mach 1 name was used on high performance Mustang sports cars starting in the 1960s.

So far, the name is just about all we know about that vehicle. But the automaker did say at the Detroit Auto show that the Mach 1 will be part of its increased push into electric vehicles. Ford said it will invest $11 billion to create 40 new electric and hybrid vehicles that will be available by 2022.

Sixteen of those, including the Mach 1, will be all-electric. Ford has previously said it will make hybrid versions of the Mustang and of the F-150. The hybrid F-150 also has the ability to generate power that can be used for other electric equipment, like lights, saws and pumps.

This new announcement more than doubles Ford's previous commitment to spend $4.5 billion on electrified vehicles. It comes as various countries around the world are demanding more hybrid and electric vehicles in order to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants from automobiles.

Ford has said before that it plans to greatly reduce the amount it spends on traditional internal combustion cars so that it can shift more money toward electric cars and autonomous technologies.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2377102

Reported Deaths: 54927
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings31743610717
Queens30477510139
Suffolk2265743511
Nassau2059713244
Bronx2013986686
New York1610064600
Westchester1404812328
Erie986281880
Richmond853971901
Monroe777031155
Orange54325887
Rockland50716768
Onondaga45521711
Dutchess33633483
Albany28279368
Oneida25589544
Niagara22031382
Broome21606385
Saratoga18342186
Ulster16274271
Schenectady15199214
Rensselaer13209154
Putnam1177995
Chautauqua10815155
Oswego9541101
Chemung8991145
St. Lawrence8831115
Ontario848697
Steuben8309156
Cayuga7846100
Sullivan777381
Jefferson739071
Wayne690477
Cattaraugus668296
Genesee6028127
Herkimer5972116
Tompkins590159
Clinton561534
Madison535697
Fulton524797
Livingston515266
Montgomery5032133
Cortland479469
Warren465776
Columbia4613107
Tioga437667
Chenango415686
Otsego414551
Allegany398692
Greene392483
Wyoming389154
Washington388562
Orleans360384
Franklin347516
Lewis316436
Delaware304340
Seneca245759
Schoharie206520
Essex193229
Yates138726
Schuyler127216
Hamilton4073
Unassigned12731
Out of NY0288
Utica
Mostly Cloudy
64° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 64°
Oneonta
Mostly Cloudy
61° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 61°
Herkimer
Mostly Cloudy
64° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 64°
Old Forge
Mostly Cloudy
64° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 64°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
NEW Game Day Deals each week
Follow the 2021 Go the Distance Team - sponsored by Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy
Chapter Photofacial Therapy Giveaway
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve