Little do many people know about the versatility of the EV frunk.
Ford's recent media release banks on Super Bowl popularity to focus on the upcoming Mustang Mach-E all-electric crossover's frunk, which apparently can accommodate a spread of shrimp cocktail, or according to Hooniverse, perhaps gallons of clam chowder. We assume this is a joke and photoshopped, but who's to know for sure, right?
While hardcore EV fans, owners, and advocates are certainly aware of the 'frunk,' it may not be something most traditional car owners are aware of. For those who don't know, many electric vehicles have a front trunk (frunk) in addition to the traditional rear trunk.
Gallery: 2021 Ford Mach-E Frunk Tailgate Party
The frunk is typically smaller than the car's conventional trunk, but it still adds to overall cargo space. In addition, it adds unique versatility that some may have never considered, and Ford is now touting the frunk in its new press release about the upcoming all-electric Mustang Mach-E crossover.
"Here are four ways football fans can elevate their tailgates for next season with the all-electric Mustang Mach-E’s front trunk, or frunk, a 4.8-cubic-foot plastic space – the equivalent to a 36-gallon cooler – that sits underneath the hood."
In summary, Ford says the Mach-E's frunk is about the size of a large cooler and you can fill it with ice and fit about 1,000 chicken wings in there. Most importantly, "you can open the drain cap and hose down the front trunk when you get home."
Let's look forward to the new future of incredibly versatile cars and SUVs that are all-electric, of course.
FOOTBALL SEASON IS OFFICIALLY OVER; UPGRADE NEXT SEASON’S TAILGATES WITH MUSTANG MACH-E’S FRUNK
Kansas City football fans can bask in the glory of a world championship – at least for the next six months or so – but for fans across the country, it’s not too early to start thinking about next season. Specifically, the tailgating.
Here are four ways football fans can elevate their tailgates for next season with the all-electric Mustang Mach-E’s front trunk, or frunk, a 4.8-cubic-foot plastic space – the equivalent to a 36-gallon cooler – that sits underneath the hood. (In a gas-powered vehicle, where the engine is typically located.)
The trunk in the front is about the size of a large cooler, so fans can forget about lugging a heavy cooler to a tailgate. Just fill the front trunk with ice and beverages and cruise right up to your tailgate. When you’re done, open the drain cap at the bottom of the front trunk and let gravity do the rest.
Sign up to bring a gameday spread best served chilled? Top off the frunk with some shaved ice to keep veggies, dips and even shrimp cold and ready to eat.
Feed an entire team by loading the front trunk with hot wings: you can hold more than 1,000 regular sized wings with the extra storage space. And don’t worry about the sauce – you can open the drain cap and hose down the front trunk when you get home.
Play a game of long-distance cornhole or show off your passing skills by challenging friends to a “closest to the front trunk” contest.
Deliveries of the electric SUV begin late 2020. Reserve the Mustang Mach-E to secure yours for next season.