Ford Mustang Mach-E Early EPA Range Estimates Revealed
After recent price drops for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, Ford fans and onlookers are wondering to see how the automaker’s first electric vehicle (EV) will perform with regards to range.
New estimate documents were posted online in the Mach-E Forum Monday (via CNET), showing estimates for Ford’s Mustang Mach-E rear-wheel-drive (RWD) extended range option at 288 miles on a single charge and the all-wheel-drive (AWD) version at 250 miles per charge.
While neither reflect the originally-stated goal of 300 miles per charge for its RWD, Ford says it is still their goal to aim for at least 300 miles per charge with the RWD edition and at least 270 miles with its AWD edition of the Mustang Mach-E. Additionally, Ford has highlighted 210 miles as a target for SUV mode with the AWD, and 230 miles for a standard range RWD.
To put these numbers into perspective, Tesla’s Model Y Long Range AWD gets 326 miles and the Performance AWD gets 303 miles, beating Ford’s early range estimates. Tesla also recently added range to the Model Y through a software update. We’d like to see Ford try that at some point, am I right?
According to a Ford spokesperson to CNET, the company “fully expect[s] EPA-certified driving range estimates for the Mustang Mach-E will deliver the targets we have set. We will have more to share later this month.”
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While the currently-reported results simply reveal figures for a prototype vehicle and thus, may not turn out to be the final numbers, it’ll be interesting to see where the final numbers land on the EPA website. Obviously, these numbers can vary greatly too, depending on the terrain, temperature, and driving style being utilized.