2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E - Built with all its passion for its iconic heritage | MiniAuto



Starting price: $43,995

This is Ford's first fully electric vehicle and that makes it very important. Yes, it's expensive for a Ford, and no, you won't find the Ford badge on it anywhere - we'll discuss more about what that means - but for now let's find out. understand it a little better.

According to a recent Autocar report, the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover - Ford's competitor to the Tesla Model Y and Model 3 - has just set a new Guinness World Record for electric vehicle efficiency.




The record claims that the all-electric crossover averaged an impressive 6.54 miles per kilowatt-hour during an 840-mile road trip. The trip catching the EV from John o' Groats to Land's End is essentially the entire length of the UK island, although the Mach-E specific route is longer than the most direct route.

Electric Mustang drivers - Paul Clifton, Fergal McGrath and Kevin Brooker - have held similar records with diesel and gasoline-powered cars.

The trip begins on July 3 and takes 27 hours to complete. The team drove at an average speed of about 31 mph, so this is more of an ultrasound test than a traditional efficiency test. The team only stopped twice to charge, and the total charging time on the road added up to just 45 minutes, not including the initial charging time for the trip.

While the Mach-E doesn't have as much estimated EPA range as some of its rivals, and its EPA-rated performance isn't the best in the business, it still manages to pull off this monumental feat. .

“This record aims to prove that electric cars are now possible for everyone. Not only for short urban trips to work, shops or as a second car, but also for practical use on long cross-country journeys. We have proven that, with this vehicle, the tipping point has been reached.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E's range and efficiency make it an everyday car to tackle unpredictable journeys. We did a full day's testing totalling 250 miles and still had 45% battery charge on our return.”

This is precisely why electric vehicle drivers cannot rely on a single standard for estimated range. If you drive a lot on the highway and frequently exceed the speed limit, you won't be close to the EPA range estimates of most electric cars. However, if you mainly drive around the city, you may be quite surprised at the range of the car.

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Built on an all-new platform, it is available with 76 or 99kWh batteries and with single-motor (rear-wheel drive) or twin-motor (all-wheel drive) layouts. Claimed range is up to 370 miles making it one of the longest-haul electric cars around, but again, we'll talk about that further on. The entry-level car weighs just under two tonnes and has 254bhp, the most powerful available at the moment with 332bhp. Of course, there will be a GT version with up to 480bhp, targeting 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds. Expected by the end of 2021, with a price tag of around £75,000.

The most affordable model is the simple Mach-E: 254bhp and £40,350. Taking it a step further is the rear-wheel drive 281bhp Extended Range at £49,980. That's the one that can go the furthest between charges. Extra power is required to ensure it's not slower than the base model, which weighs less than 120kg. Then we have two dual motor cars, the battery version is smaller £46,650 with 254bhp, the top with 332bhp for £57,030. All of that means that having 4WD adds about six thousand dollars to the price, but a larger battery adds almost ten. All versions are limited to 111mph, the slowest hitting 62mph in 6.1 seconds, the fastest in 5.1 seconds. This makes it as quick as a 5.0-liter Mustang coupe.

Inside all of them have 5 seats, there is a hatchback trunk and a 100-liter luggage compartment. But the bigger story lies ahead, where you'll find a 15.5-inch Tesla-aping portrait touchscreen and plenty of claims about connectivity, phone mirroring, apps, and self-driving.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E - Built with all its passion for its iconic heritage | MiniAuto 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E - Built with all its passion for its iconic heritage | MiniAuto Reviewed by News For You on July 17, 2021 Rating: 5

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