Mustang Mach E
The journey of getting a Mustang Mach E to scan is actually quite a fun and interesting story that you probably won’t even believe!
We had decided that the Mustang Mach E was going to be our next candidate to develop accessories for.. but now I had the task to find ourselves a car that had not been released in Europe just yet.. So the search began!
Trying to find the Mustang Mach E to scan
As always my first go to is my personal network, I have been stalking everyone close to me to see if they might know somebody who had pre-ordered the E-pony already. My efforts turned out useless. So it was time to go undercover again in the FaceBook groups for this not yet released car.
For a few days I kept reading all the conversations about the car and following tiny leads of people that might have pre-ordered the car close to Holland. When I found a few possible candidates that could help us, I started reaching out to them, once again a failed attempt.. The 3 people I found did not want to help us because they were afraid we would scam them.
A few weeks later a nice guy called “Gigi” reached out to me. He had pre-ordered the Mustang Mach E and was about to receive it! FINALLY!
A few weeks passed and my colleague Yuan really started pushing me to scan the car ASAP, since the first ones started to release already. All my money was on Gigi, but his car kept getting delayed..
The way to victory
The day that I finally got my hands on the Mustang Mach E actually started out as a very very bad day for me, which turned out to be the day I would become victorious in my search!
It was already a depressing and rainy day in the cloudy country called Holland. That evening 2 of my friends and I decided to go for a coffee at my favourite coffee place.
(I really love my Iced coffee and had not drank this one in a few months, so yes. I was quite excited about his..)
It was 7 in the evening and this place closes at 8 so we had just enough time to get there and finally drink my coffee. On our way to the coffee place my friend spotted a police car tailing us already for quite a while but I did not think anything of it just yet. After ten minutes of driving the police car did actually pull us over and decided it was a really good time to check my whole car for weapons and drugs.. 1 of my friends never experienced this and was quite shocked, I was not that stressed because it happens quite often due to my age and the colour of my car, as long as I could make it to my cup of warm beans I was okay with it.
Well the officer really took his time tearing down my car and thanks to his efforts we were 5 minutes too late to order my coffee.. I was quite pissed.
On our way back home 1 of my friends points casually to a parked car and says “Hey Jeff, isn’t this the car you are looking for”. So I immediately stop the car in the middle of the road, tell my friend to park my car somewhere in the neighbourhood and I run towards the Mustang.
( The previously shocked friend really wasn’t able to process this day, since he was again shocked about my spontaneous stop. He could not understand what happened until my other friend explained)
So I see this Mustang Mach E parked with emergency lights on in front of somebody’s home, some guy stood in front of the window and I was pointing at the car. Another guy that I assumed was the owner came outside with a bright smile asking me what I was doing walking on my flip flops in this rainy weather. So I started explaining my story and he was really excited since he was already looking for aftermarket parts for his car! CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS!
“You know, at first my boyfriend asked if I hired a surprise escort for him since there was a good looking blonde guy waving in front of our window. You are exactly his type.”~The Owner
And this.. is how I found the Mustang Mach E to develop our products on!
The First scan
Man man man, after such an adventure to find this car I, could finally make scans for this car in the upcoming weekend! I was so excited. But the adventure did not end here.
The Mustang Mach E owner comes to our workshop and we started to scan all the parts in the Mach E, meanwhile I had to get a good friend of ours some pastries, so I would leave for 30 minutes.
On my way back from the bakery our Tesla started to tremble and randomly went on emergency mode.. THE CAR WAS COMPLETELY DEAD AND UNMOVABLE.
After a month we got it back, turned out the rear engine was completely pulverized so it had to be exchanged. Thank God for warranties.
While Yuan and I were trying to get the Tesla moved to the Tesla garage, our team was finishing the first scan!
The Second scan
Well we actually managed to finish the first scan even though we spend hours trying to get the broken Tesla from the road, good thing our team could pull through! Although, we did come up with a few new ideas for products in areas we did not scan yet inside of the car, so we had to arrange a second scan. The owner was on vacation in this time period but he did not mind us come by to scan his car again, so he actually invited us to scan the car on the camping side where he stayed! I don’t think I have experience this much audience and interested people ever when I scanned a car. We were like a public attraction over there. It was however a really nice experience that ended with us enjoying a nice wine and a perfectly home made pizza on a barbecue that the owner made himself!
The product development
The development did not have a crazy story like the rest of the Mustang Mach E product journey, so here are just a few pictures of our 3D sketches!
After our development on the computer were finished we made some first test models to try on the car. It was a first time fit! So that was a very nice outcome.
I hope you liked our story about the development of the Mustang Mach E aftermarket accessories and I will write to you in our next blog!
EVlution B.V. (owner of Torque Alliance and PLUGEAR) in the Netherlands is the SOLELY party who has developed this product. Similar product sold under other trademark or platform are not original and the quality is not guaranteed. We’d appreciate your support for our effort and intellectual property so we can continue bringing more EV gadgets to Europe.