The 88 kWh battery in Ford’s performance SUV EV is quite huge. Will the Mustang Mach-E GT and Mach-E Performance be able to go on long journeys with their larger engines and sporty tires?
The great news is that the range is 20-25 miles longer than what Ford had hoped for. In actuality, the GT has the same range as the Extended Range AWD Mustang, therefore switching from Extended Range AWD to GT has no EPA range penalty.
That’s amazing to say the least!
The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Version now has an EPA-estimated range of 260 miles, while the Mustang Mach-E GT has a range of 270 miles, thanks to the torque of 634 lb.-ft/860 Nm and 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds.
|Mustang Mach-E (Targeted EPA-estimated range)||Mustang Mach-E (Final EPA-estimated range)|
|GT: 250 miles||GT: 270 miles|
|GT Performance Edition: 235 miles||GT Performance Edition: 260 miles|
“With Pirelli summer tires and MagneRide damping system, Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition drivers get the performance thrills of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds while being able to travel further with the final EPA-estimated range of 260 miles.’ said Darren Palmer, global director, battery electric vehicles, Ford Motor Company. “More than half of our orders for the Mustang Mach-E GT have been for the Performance Edition, and I’m particularly pleased that we have had orders from every state across the US.”
The starting MSRP of the Mustang Mach-E GT is $59,900 and the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is $64,900 in the United States. Both qualify for as much as $7,500 in federal tax incentives6. Customers can order a Mustang Mach-E GT here. Deliveries will begin in the fall.
Compare the GT/Performance to the other Mustang Mach-E variants that have a longer range. It’s worth noting that switching from RWD to AWD cost Ford a staggering 30 miles of range.
The Mustang Mach-E First Edition AWD arrived at our location, 180 icy miles away, up a mountain with the same percentage of battery as my Tesla Model Y (with smaller battery) in my real-world test. This model has a range of roughly 30 miles shorter than the Model Y, however after a year, my Model Y doesn’t charge much past 300 miles. With around 20% left, it’s still a safe drive for us, even if diversions and freezing conditions might put a strain on the range.
All of this means that Ford is cautious with its range, and what you see on the dashboard is likely to be what you get. In comparison, Tesla’s range is more optimistic, yet on a per kWh basis, it is still definitely higher. In comparison to other EVs in the class, Ford’s range is very outstanding.
Ford’s specifications are shown below, and a PDF of the full spec sheet can be found here:
From our humble perspective, the fact that Ford underpromises and over-delivers by 20-25 miles is surprising here, especially with performance wheels, which we know reduce the range significantly. I’m curious whether Ford has made any further advancements, notably to the AWD system, that would allow the GT to get the same range as the Mach-E with Extended AWD.
Or is it possible that Ford is more confident about the EPA figures? When we receive our first rides in the September-sh period, we’ll know for sure.