The trunk just under the front hood of the electric Mustang Mach-E familiar to EV enthusiasts by the term “frunk”, is now made from recycled plastic using neither one nor two but 115 containers of yogurt.
Until now, the frunk of Ford's all-electric SUV was being built of six independent plastic parts. But now, thanks to the restless spirit of the people at Ford, its new frunk Mustang Mach-E is created as a single sectionsaving equivalent weight with three bags of sugar.
The front storage compartment of the Mustang Mach-E, with useful capacity of 100 litersis equipped with drain plug and is extremely easy to clean, making it the perfect space for the owners for transporting wet or muddy objectssuch as hiking boots and diving or climbing equipment.
«We are proud of our team, who are constantly looking for opportunities like this to deliver solutions for the environment, our customers and Ford“, she said Donna DicksonMustang Mach-E, chief program engineer. «Our customers love the Mustang Mach-E and the new frunk is a great example of that we are not resting on our laurelsbut we work every day to make every aspect of our vehicle better, be it for new materials or for parameters such as over-the-air software updates».
The increase the sustainability of plastics in the design of vehicles can help reduce their impact on the environment. Many studies have shown that recycling can reduce the footprint carbon of certain plastic parts by 70% up to 90%.
«In addition to reducing the emissions of our vehicles, we are committed to increasing the recycled and sustainable materials in them“, she said Cynthia Williams, global director of sustainability, certification and compliance at Ford. “Our ambition is to use only recycled or renewable plastic in our vehicles and this innovation helps us get closer to that goal».
Discover more about the Ford Mustang Mach-E here.