Tesla, one of Mach-E’s biggest competitors, made waves with its self-retracting automatic door handles. They are flashy and functional, as they do reduce drag to some degree. With the same idea of following form and function in design, Ford has created a unique solution that also helps to minimize drag while working quite well. The Mach-E has no door handles in any traditional sense. Instead, there is a button just above the beltline. When pressed, the door simply pops open as long as the car is unlocked. On the front doors, just below the button is a super small ledge-like handle to pull the door open, while the rear door is intended to be opened by grabbing the door itself from inside after popping open.

It is a simple and elegant design. It is unobtrusive, creates little drag, and is a novel solution. Furthermore, it has another ingenious function for safety. Once the door has opened, it would be rather easy for someone to bump the door with their hand stuck between the door and opening. To prevent injury, Ford has introduced a feature that will not allow the door to close until after it has been fully opened and shut again. This should prevent many a little finger from getting smashed by mean big brothers and sisters everywhere (via CNET).



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