new Ford Mustang Mach-E It has set the Guinness World Record for the efficiency of electric vehicles, driving an average of 10.52 kilometers per kilowatt hour on the 1,352 kilometers route between John o’Groats and Land’s End.
- Ford Mustang Mach-E completed the world record journey in 27 hours
- The variant used has a 99kWh battery and a 289hp electric motor
- Compared with the claimed WLTP range of 610 kilometers, it achieves a range of more than 800 kilometers
Ford Mustang Mach-E: Electric vehicle efficiency record details
The electric performance SUV is driven by BBC Transport Correspondents Paul Clifton, Fergal McGrath and Kevin Brooker, who have maintained gasoline and diesel efficiency records.
Departing on July 3, in order to avoid congestion, the three people drove overnight at an average speed of about 50 kilometers per hour and completed the trip in 27 hours. It is worth noting that they only stopped charging twice: the first time at the BP Pulse station in Wigan, Lancashire, and the second time at Clonmpton, Devon. The two stops only took 45 minutes.
The team stated: “The range and efficiency of the Ford Mustang Mach-E make it a daily vehicle for unpredictable journey patterns. We conducted a total of 250 miles of testing throughout the day and returned with 45% battery power. .”
When switching from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles, mileage anxiety is usually listed as the driver’s top concern.
Ford Mustang Mach-E EV efficiency record: which variant is used?
The Mustang Mach-E used here is a rear-wheel drive extended-range version equipped with an 88kWh battery. By driving well within the capabilities of the car, its effective cruising range has been increased to more than 800 kilometers-significantly exceeding the 610 kilometers it reached in the WLTP test. In order to ensure the safety of the trial, the Mustang Mach-E team received the support of the AA.
The Mustang Mach-E variant used is equipped with a larger 99kWh battery that powers a single electric motor located on the rear axle, which produces 289hp and 416Nm. In some cases, the smaller battery pack is a 75kWh unit paired with a 258hp electric motor, which claims a cruising range of 450 kilometers.
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