Ford Mustang Mach-E (2020) Guide

Ford Mustang Mach-E (2020) Guide

It’s been a while, over a century in fact. During those 100+ years, Ford has experimented and dabbled in electric cars numerous times, but it is only now the iconic manufacturer has gone all-in with the launch of its Mustang Mach-E; Ford’s first widely available, fully battery-operated car. To muscle its way onto the EV powertrain, Ford has leveraged the Mustang brand to create a powerful SUV that runs entirely on electric, providing impressive range capabilities, rapid charging and racy curves.

Electric Range

280 Miles

Avg Cost per Charge

£10.60

Battery Size

75.7 Kwh

3.7Kw Charge

21 Hours

Connector Type

Type 2

Rapid Charge

Yes CCS max 115kW

OLEV Approved

Yes

Vehicle Type

Battery Electric

Charging a Mustang Mach-E

The Mustang Mach-E comes in two battery sizes; a 75.7kWh standard package with a WLTP range of 280-miles or a 98.8kWh extended range package with a WLTP mileage of 370-miles on a single charge.

Charging times will, of course, vary based on the power of the charger; using a 7kW home charger with the 75.7kWh battery, for example, will take approximately 11 hours* to charge from 0% to 100%, providing an approximate range per hour of 26 miles**. The total cost of home charging from empty to full, based on an electricity tariff of 14p/kWh, will be £10.60.

The Mustang Mach-E has a CCS connector option enabling you to make use of the rapid charging network that is expanding across the UK. The max DC rate differs by battery size. The standard range has a maximum output of 115kW, whereas the extended range battery has a maximum output of 150kW. These charging capabilities are impressive, and although finding a 150kW charger in the UK remains challenging, the rapid charging infrastructure is accelerating, making the Mustang Mach-E future-ready.

*Charging times are estimates and will vary depending on factors such as the charger in use and temperature of the battery.

**Based on WLTP range

Benefits of owning a Mustang Mach-E

Classified as a BEV, the Mach-E produces zero emissions which results in several benefits. Road tax, Ultra Low Emission Zones and London Congestion Charge all come in at an attractive £0. In addition to regular and yearly savings, the new Mustang qualifies for the OLEV Plug-in car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants.

With one charge surpassing the range of one tank of fuel in some internal combustion engines, you can effortlessly make those long-distance trips, in real style, all while helping save the planet.

What are people saying about the Ford Mustang Mach-E?

The Mustang Mach-E is a purpose-built electric vehicle; the result is a practical, fun and spirited SUV, perfect for families. With ample room inside, Ford claims the Mach-E can comfortably accommodate five adults, and although it’s a large car, the boot space is a reasonable (but not cumbersome) 402 litres. However, the additional ‘froot’ (front boot) provides an extra 100 litres, which also features a drainage outlet, making it an ideal storage space for…muddy boots, perhaps?

Perhaps the most notable accolade is the new Mustang’s range capacity. The substantial battery offers an astonishing 370-mile range – making it one of the best single-charge options on the EV market. It also solidly places the Mach-E in direct competition with similar long-range SUVs such as Jaguar’s I-PACE, Tesla’s Model X and Audi’s e-tron. However, Ford’s EV comes in at a much more reasonable price point than the luxury players, while maintaining a fierce design and lavish interior that sets it apart from the entry-level SUV’s such as Hyundai’s KONA and Kia’s e-niro.

Ford designed the Mustang to be a ‘smart vehicle’, a function that is evidence by the 15.5-inch touchscreen console dominating the interior. The Tesla-esque device personalises your driving experience, building a picture of driving style and preferences over time. Additional high-tech highlights include buttons for door handles and the ability to use your smartphone as a key.

By combining the iconic curves and styling of the all-American classic with high-tech features and an electric powertrain, Ford has created a favourable – exhilarating even – family car. So much so that the initial production has sold out. Although the engine of this EV won’t make nearly as much noise as the original Mustang, it will certainly make a loud statement in other ways, living up to the reputation of an iconic motor but in a modern, sustainable and electrified manner.