Unsurprisingly, the extended-range RWD model is the best option for longer trips.
Unlike every other Ford bearing the Mustang badge, the Mustang Mach-E SUV's mileage numbers have been a hot topic since the vehicle was announced. After all, this comes with the territory for a fully electric vehicle. This past weekend, a Mach-E customer shared a window sticker of the Ford's EPA rating, which indicated an official 270-mile range for the all-wheel-drive model extended-range model in Premium guise.
Well, Ford has now confirmed not only this number but the official EPA range for every Mach-E model. As a reference, the Tesla Model Y Long Range has a range of 326 miles. The Mustang Mach-E doesn't beat its Tesla rival, but it gets close enough to be deemed a worthy competitor.
In extended-range rear-wheel-drive guise, the Mach-E should be able to traverse an EPA-estimated 300 miles. Next is the extended-range AWD with a confirmed range of 270 miles. The standard-range RWD variant is expected to travel 230 miles and the standard-range AWD version has the shortest range, with a figure of 211 miles. All these EPA numbers are in line with Ford's targets besides the standard-range AWD, which falls only one mpg short. The Mach-E will be available with either 68-kWh or 88-kWh battery packs.
"This validation by the EPA comes at a perfect time as the Mustang Mach-E is gearing up to take on the open road," stated Darren Palmer, the global director for Battery Electric Vehicles at Ford.
These numbers, along with Ford's promise that the Mach-E's range calculator will be more accurate than the norm, should boost customer confidence in the sporty SUV. Besides this, there are some seriously tempting Mach-E incentives to take advantage of.
Ford says that the California Route 1 trim has a targeted range of 300 miles, with the final number due once EPA officials have wrapped up testing. Based on the latest numbers, this model should also match Ford's target. The Mustang Mach-E is set to arrive in the US next month.