In the world of consumer electronics, teardown videos are popular. People love to see what is inside their technology without the danger of destroying their own devices. With the rise of EVs, that trend is extending to automobiles. Case in point, the Munro Live YouTube channel is documenting the teardown process of a 2021 Mustang Mach-E.
“We’re going to be hearing a little bit about how we're going to be taking it to pieces and he's (Ben Lindamood, Account Director) going to talk to you about a couple of little interesting features that he's discovered on the on the car which we haven't seen anybody log into their videos,” channel namesake Sandy Munro explained.
The series starts by digging into the vehicle cooling system, which is hidden under the frunk cladding. There, the duo found a complex system featuring four pumps and 14 connectors. This level of complexity introduces some potential failure points that might lead to service down the road.
“So, I really would like to say to Ford, if you could, it might be a good idea to really rethink this. This will cut the cost, it’ll cut the weight because all those hoses are filled with fluid and fluid is a lot heavier than a couple of pieces of plastic in a diecasting,” Munro said. “So, at the end of the day I'm not as pleased as what I was hoping when we pulled the frunk out. But I can tell you for sure that this is better than the (Volkswagen) ID.4.”
The Mach-E is still fresh, so we’ll have to see how robust this cooling system is moving forward, but it is interesting to take a deep dive inside Ford’s first EV. If you want to follow along with the teardown, you can check out the Munro Live channel right HERE.