In the old days, people used to flaunt their 0-60mph times. But the instant torque of electric motors means that even sedate-looking electric vehicles will embarrass a 1960s muscle car off the line when the traffic light goes green. Today, range is king—the contemporary measurement of choice is how far your whip can go on a single charge. And on Monday, Ford revealed that its new Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle has met its range goals.
The Mustang Mach-E is available with either a 75.7kWh or 98.9kWh battery pack (although that is total capacity, rather than usable). Additionally, the Mach-E can be equipped with a single motor driving the rear wheels or separate electric motors for each axle. Accordingly, the US Environmental Protection Agency has looked at the data and has certified the four variants as follows:
- Standard-range rear wheel drive: 230 miles (370km)
- Extended-range rear wheel drive: 300 miles (483km)
- Standard-range all wheel drive: 211 miles (340km)
- Extended-range all wheel drive: 270 miles (435km)
Deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E are scheduled to begin in December.