The Blue Oval has understimated the Ford Mustang Mach-E
Expectations weren’t high from many Ford fans when the Blue Oval first announced that it was electrifying its Mustang nameplate. Now that the electric SUV is out, even the oldest of Ford fans have warmed up to the new Mustang. Getting classic Ford fans to embrace EVs is not a lost cause.
The electric SUV has won over the hearts of many thanks to its capabilities. It seems that even Ford has underestimated the Mach-E. According to Edmunds, the Mach-E Select was able to travel for 264 miles on a full charge. The Mach-E Select has an EPA estimate of 230 miles on a full charge.
While 34 extra miles may not sound like a big deal, it’s actually a huge deal in the context of picking between different electric vehicles. Range anxiety is a huge reason why some consumers avoid electric vehicles. If more consumers were aware that the Mach-E actually outperforms its current range estimates, its range could be a huge selling point.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a workhorse
The Ford Mustang Mach-E’s electric motors work wonders. The Mach-E’s base model makes an exhilarating 266 horsepower. Its battery produces closer to 260 miles of range than the estimated 230 miles of range.
The Mach-E is a workhorse, much like its predecessors. Its quick acceleration is impressive, but its battery capabilities are nothing to sneeze at either. If the Mach-E Select produces more range than estimated, the same could be true for other trim levels.
This means that the Mach-E’s highest trim level could get closer to 335 miles of range than its estimated 305 miles of range. Though every trim level benefits from the news of the Mach-E’s stellar range, the base model benefits the most.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Select is a much better deal because of its true range
The Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at $42,895. After electric vehicle federal tax incentives, its price is closer to $36,000. If the Mach-E actually gets 260 miles of range instead of just 230 miles, it could be undervalued. An extra 30 miles is an extra trip to the grocery store, a high school football game, a relative’s house, and so much more.
Range is such a huge cause of debate in the EV scene, so knowing that the Mach-E actually outperforms EPA estimates should be a relief to many consumers. It’s the equivalent to learning that you can actually get another 30 miles out of your tank after it hits “E”.
The Mustang Mach-E may seem pricey, but it’s still not out of reach for the average consumer. Tacking on an extra 30 miles of range to its range estimates makes the shocking new electric SUV a sweeter deal than ever before.
Is the Ford Mustang Mach-E worth its price, or does the Blue Oval need to offer even more value to earn the top spot? We’ll see as a new model year of the exciting new SUV is put to the test.