Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 Range Confirmed

Electric Vehicles / Comments

As expected, the California Route 1 version of the Mach-E offers the highest range.

We already know the performance of the Mach-E lives up to the Mustang name, but range will also be a high priority for owners of Ford's first-ever all-electric SUV. Last month, Ford revealed the all-important EPA mileage numbers for the Mustang Mach-E, and it holds up well against the Tesla Model Y.

With rear-wheel drive, the extended range version of the Mach-E will last 300 miles on a single charge according to EPA estimates, while the standard-range rear-wheel-drive model offers a range of 230 miles. With all-wheel drive, the standard range Mustang Mach-E will travel 211 miles on a single charge, while the extended-range version will last 270 miles.

timbop / Mach E Forum
Rear View Driving Ford

EPA ratings for the California Route 1 trim, designed to offer the best range, haven't been officially confirmed by Ford yet, but we now know just how efficient the most frugal Mach-E is thanks to a window sticker shared on the Mach-E Forum.

Figures on the window sticker reveal the California Route 1, offered only with RWD, is rated at 108/94/101 MPGe city/highway/combined, with a driving range of 305 miles. Despite having the same 98.8 kWh battery as the extended-range RWD Premium, the California Route 1 offers five more miles of range. This is likely due to the trim's aero covers fitted to the wheels. RWD models also ride on smaller 18-inch wheels, whereas the AWD Mach-E has 19-inch wheels.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas For Car Lovers In 2020
10 Holiday Gift Ideas For Car Lovers In 2020
GMC Hummer EV Vs. Tesla Cybertruck Vs. Rivian R1T Vs. Bollinger B2: The All-Electric Truck Showdown
GMC Hummer EV Vs. Tesla Cybertruck Vs. Rivian R1T Vs. Bollinger B2: The All-Electric Truck Showdown
12V Charging Ports Ford
Front Luggage Compartment Ford

Starting at $49,800, the California Route 1 is also around $2,200 cheaper than the RWD extended range Premium model, so it could be an enticing option if you want more range but don't want to splash out on the range-topping Mach-E GT Performance.

But while you gain more range, the California Route 1 has less standard equipment than the Premium, which includes luxuries such as a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and LED projected headlamps. While the California Route 1 prioritizes range, it's still no slouch in the performance department. An electric motor produces 290 hp and 317 lb-ft, enabling the electric SUV to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds.

Rear View Driving Ford
Front Angle View Ford
Source Credits: Mach-E Forum

Join The Discussion


Rear View Driving
Front Angle View
12V Charging Ports