The Ford Mustang Mach-E Just Set Another Record

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a record-breaker. It has shattered numerous records already, and now the new EV has laid claim to yet another accolade. A BBC reporter has set a new record for EV range efficiency. In the test, the reporter, Paul Clifton, along with Fergal McGrath and Kevin Brooker, managed an average of 6.45 miles per kWh in the Mustang Mach-E. The trio set a Guinness World Record for EV efficiency with that number.

The Ford Mustand Mach-E sets an incredible precedent

An electric blue Mach-E at an auto show in China
The new Mach-E in China | VCG via Getty Images

Now, that number may seem deceptively small, but we promise it isn’t. One mile per kWh (kilowatt-hour) is equivalent to a massive 33.7 MPGe, the gasoline equivalent for EVs. As a result, some quick math reveals that the Mach-E managed a stunning 217.37 MPGe, a truly unheard-of number. For context, a Chevy Bolt will manage a combined 120 MPGe. That’s quite a feat for the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Additionally, the team of journalists only spent around 45 minutes charging on their journey. And it was quite a journey. The group traveled from Joan o’Groats to Land’s End in the UK. That’s an 840-mile route. In context, that’s like driving from Los Angeles to Denver, Colorado on two tanks of gas. Having made that drive personally, I promise it’s more than two tanks of gas to cover that distance in 99% of vehicles. Clearly, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is in that 1%, and a record-breaker in other categories as well.

The E is a record breaker in more ways than one

A red Mach-E sits on a street corner plugged into a charger in the sun
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E | Ford

Previously, the Mustang Mach-E outsold its gas-powered sibling, the legendary Mustang Coupe. According to Ford, the Mach-E managed to outsell the O.G ‘Stang by a narrow margin, but a margin nonetheless. The Mach-E sold 2,465 units to the coupe’s 2,240 units. It seems the accolades just keep rolling in for the popular EV, as they should.

The new Ford Mustang Mach-E offers exactly what Ford wanted it to. Their new infotainment system is fantastic, though the phone-as-a-key system can be a little glitchy. Despite its coupe-ish silhouette, the Mach-E is plenty practical for consumers too. Now, with this most recent range-related accolade, the Mach-E promises to make range anxiety a thing of the past. Moreover, there’s a new performance-leaning version of the Mach-E, which brings yet more ‘Stang-inspired traits to the table.

The new Mach-E GT brings more to the party

A woman plugs a charger into the blue Ford Mustang Mach-E
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E charging | Ford

Critically, the new Mustang Mach-E GT will feature Ford’s magnetic ride system, a true game-changer in both ride comfort and sporty handling, all combined with the Mach-E’s practicality. It’s clear Ford wants to make the GT their new do-it-all vehicle in EV form. A sort of electric Ford Focus RS, if you will. While it’s a shame the RS isn’t around anymore, the GT will hopefully fill that hole in consumer’s hearts. Let’s just hope its range can live up to the long-legged base model Ford Mustang Mach-E EV.

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