The Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV is due to offer an electric driving range of more than 370 miles (WLTP) along with a 0-62 mph time of less than five seconds and an estimated 465PS and 830Nm of torque.
The five-seater Mustang Mach-E will be on sale in late 2020 and will be available with standard and extended-range battery options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Equipped with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive, Mustang Mach E has a targeted pure-electric driving range of more than 370 miles (WLTP). In extended-range all-wheel drive configurations, the Mustang Mach-E is targeting 337PS and 565Nm of torque.
Ford also will offer a special performance version. The Mustang Mach-E GT is aiming for 0-62mph acceleration in less than five seconds, as well as an estimated 465PS and 830Nm of torque.
The Mustang Mach-E delivers three drive modes – Whisper, Engage and Unbridled.
An all-wheel drive system applies torque independently to the front and rear axles to deliver improved handling and acceleration over the rear-wheel drive model. The Mustang Mach-E GT is also equipped with MagneRide adaptive suspension technology.
Making its debut in the Mustang Mach-E is the next-generation SYNC communications and entertainment system that uses machine learning to learn drivers’ preferences and improve over time, thanks to advanced over-the-air updates. Ford says that the next-generation SYNC’s 15.5-inch screen and simple interface ditches complicated menus, making it easier to access features with touch, swipe and pinch controls that every smartphone owner will be comfortable using. The Mustang Mach-E can be started using ‘Phone As A Key’ technology.
The rear boot has 402 litres of space and there’s also a front ‘trunk’ that can accommodate an airline carry-on bag. With the rear seats down, the Mustang Mach-E boasts 1,420 litres.
The Mustang Mach-E will be available in both standard-range (75.7kWh lithium-ion battery) and extended-range (98.8kWh battery), which has a targeted WLTP driving range of more than 370 miles in rear-wheel drive configuration.
The battery is located on the floor between the vehicle’s two axles, it has been tested at temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius, and the battery is secured inside a waterproof battery case surrounded by crash absorption protection. The battery uses an advanced active liquid heating and cooling system to regulate temperatures for optimised performance in extreme weather and to improve charging times.
Ford will offer a Ford Connected Wallbox solution, delivering up to five times the charging power of a typical domestic socket – meaning customers can add an estimated average range of 38 miles per charging hour, based on extended-range, rear-wheel drive configuration. The Ford Home Charge Cable, included with the vehicle, can add an estimated average range of nine miles per charging hour using a typical European domestic outlet.
The connected navigation system will identify up-to-date public charging locations during trips and prompt owners to charge at the most convenient points on each drive.
Ford also makes charging at home or on the go hassle-free by providing multiple home charging solutions and by giving customers access to the FordPass Charging Network. In partnership with NewMotion and using connectivity delivered by the FordPass Connect on-board modem, the FordPass app will give customers access to Europe’s largest – and fast-growing – network of more than 125,000 public charging stations in 21 countries. Customers will be able to seamlessly utilise charging points across many markets, initiating and paying for charging services from a single account for a simplified ownership experience. A Ford Public Charge Cable is also supplied with the vehicle.
Ford is also a founder member and shareholder in the IONITY consortium that aims to build 400 high power charging stations in key European locations by end of 2020. This enables a significant reduction in charging times for all-electric vehicles compared with existing systems – ideal for long distance journeys. With peak charging power of 150kW, the Mustang Mach-E with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive can add driving range of up to 57 miles within 10 minutes of charge time on a DC fast-charging station. The standard-range Mustang Mach E is estimated to charge from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in approximately 38 minutes while charging on a DC fast-charging station.
A limited Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition will be available in extended-range, all-wheel drive configuration.