In July, Ford honored the service and sacrifices of the Women Airforce Service Pilots by unveiling a one-of-one custom 2021 Mustang Mach-E. Inspired by the volunteer female pilots and the planes they flew during World War II, the custom all-electric Mustang Mach-E was auctioned off at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Ford has partnered with and supported AirVenture for more than 20 years, donating 12 custom, aviation-themed performance vehicles and raising more than $4 million in that time. The Mustang Mach-E marks the first all-electric vehicle Ford has ever donated. The proceeds from the auction of the commemorative vehicle will support the Experimental Aircraft Association’s initiative to increase access to the aviation industry for young women and underserved youths.
The special Mustang Mach-E commemorates the Women Airforce Service Pilots, a group of women volunteer pilots who flew more than 60 million miles in WWII to transport warplanes around the world. Ford’s design of the Mustang Mach-E draws inspiration from the warplanes flown by female volunteers. The custom paint scheme features military badging, such as the U.S. Army Airforce Star on the sides. Ford also honors the 38 volunteer pilots who died in service with the number 38 located on the front fascia, rear bumper, and inside the cabin.