Earlier this week, Ford officially pulled the covers off its new electric crossover – the Mustang Mach E. Clearly, this was a bold move by the blue oval brand.

Mustang fans think Mach E is mockery of pony badge image

We thought it was a good business move, with the current global trend favoring crossovers and EVs. It's looking to go against models like the Audi e-Tron, Jaguar i-Pace, and Tesla's Model X or perhaps more of the upcoming Model Y.

What's interesting is, Elon Musk hasn't mocked the Mach E, and even congratulated Ford via a Tweet.

Mustang fans think Mach E is mockery of pony badge image

But some fans and enthusiasts were clearly not impressed. Mustang expert Jimmy Dinsmore started a petition yesterday asking Ford to rename the Mustang Mach E and has so far gathered over 1,200 people agreeing with him, as of press time.

Mustang fans think Mach E is mockery of pony badge image

According to Dinsmore, "The final design of the Pony emblem faced left while racing horses are viewed facing right. This was because, as Mr. Iacocca put it, 'The Mustang is a wild horse, not a domesticated racer'."

"The Mustang was intended to go against the flow of the competition. Turning the Mustang into an SUV is not going against the flow," he added.

Mustang expert think Mach E is mockery of pony badge image

We do like the shape of the new Mustang Mach E when we got to view it in the metal on the show floor of the LA Auto Show today. The crossover coupe shape blended well with 'Mustang elements'.