How Do I Use the E-Latch Door System on the New Mustang Mach-E?
Ever since the Mustang Mach-E reveal, Ford fans have been reveling at the new EV’s ingenious design. It usually starts by admiring the distinctly smooth exterior design, and then it hits you: “Wait, where are the door handles?” The answer? There are none. So, how exactly does one open the doors on the 2021 Mustang Mach-E? We have the answer laid out for you here.
The Mustang Mach-E is equipped with an electronically controlled door-latch system called E-Latch. With the E-Latch system, there’s a button located on each door that releases the door latch. Here’s how it works:
Guide to Using the New Ford E-Latch System
Your Mustang Mach-E should recognize your key or phone when you are about 10 feet away. Once in range, a white ring will illuminate on the E-Latch button. Pressing the button will cause the door to unlatch and pop open slightly. From here, you’ll be able to pull the door open using the convenient pull handle located just below the button on the front driver-side door. For the rear doors, press the E-Latch button to unlatch/open the doors, then pull the door open using the grab pad located on the inside of the door.
Why Doesn’t the Mach-E Have Door Handles?
So that was the how, but here’s the why. For starters, the handle-less exterior of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E creates a sleek, modernized appearance that leaves an impression. Plus, the E-Latch system lessens drag, therefore improving your overall driving range. The Mach-E’s unique door handles (or lack thereof) emphasizes a spirit that favors efficiency in the pursuit of a better future. The difference is likely not dramatic, but in the end, it looks good, works well, and has some added benefits to boast along the way. So on that note, we say, “Why not?”
[ Read More: View the Eight Exterior Colors of the All-New Mustang Mach-E ]