When Danish parents Christine and Jens Vigsted told Ford the story of their new arrival, David, being born in their Mustang Mach-E, the company was excited to celebrate with them.
After all, what were the chances of it happening again? As it turns out, higher than you might think.
After reading about the Vigsted’s story, British couple Lucy McMellon and Alastair Heath contacted Ford to let the carmaker know that their now eight-month-old son, Ollie, arrived in their all-electric Mustang Mach-E even earlier.
In circumstances similar to the Vigsted family, Lucy went to bed on a cold evening in November 2021 experiencing relatively mild contractions and expecting plenty of time before the baby would arrive, given their first child, Emma, was born 15 days late.
But in the early hours it became clear that the baby would arrive imminently, and during the journey to the hospital Ollie decided his moment had arrived.
“We got about 10 minutes down the road and I realised I needed to push,” said Lucy. “Our midwife, James, told Alastair to find out where we were so he could inform the ambulance of our location.”
By the time Alastair had returned with help, Lucy had given birth to Ollie in the front passenger seat of their All-Electric Mustang Mach-E, with both mother and baby in good health.
“Ollie literally started his life in that car. It was zero degrees outside, so I just cranked the heating up and we drove home!” said Alastair.
“We were thrilled to hear the news of Ollie’s safe arrival and that our Ford family is growing all the time,” said a Ford of Europe Spokesperson. “We test all Ford vehicles to extremes, but even in this most unusual situation the Mustang Mach-E performed perfectly.”