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Ford Mustang Mach-E review: range, battery & charging

The Mustang Mach-E offers superb range and the necessary rapid charging speeds in order to make longer journeys a cinch

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

4.5 out of 5

Price
£50,830 - £74,540
Fuel Type:
Electric
ModelRangeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
Standard Range273 miles11hrs (0-100%, 7.4kW)38mins (10-80%, 115kW)
RWD Extended Range372 miles14hrs (0-100%, 7.4kW)43mins (10-80%, 150kW)
AWD Extended Range341 miles14hrs (0-100%, 7.4kW)43mins (10-80%, 150kW)
GT311 miles14hrs (0-100%, 7.4kW)43mins (10-80%, 150kW)

Even the shortest-range version of the Mustang Mach-E offered very nearly 250 miles of range when we tested it, so this is definitely one of the longer-legged electric cars out there, able to go toe-to-toe with equivalent Teslas when it comes to longer journeys. Charging speeds don't quite hit the heights of a Hyundai Ioniq 5 or Kia EV6, but do allow you to take full advantage of the vast majority of UK public charging stations.

Ford Mustang Mach-E range

For the best possible range, you need to go for the rear-wheel drive Extended Range model, which has a 91kWh (usable) battery and an official range figure of 372 miles – one of the longest of any currently available electric SUV. Adding a second motor by choosing the four-wheel-drive version gives you more power and pace, but also reduces the potential maximum to 341 miles, which is still not too shabby at all.

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There is a Standard Range version, too, which gets a 70kWh battery and is currently available with rear-wheel drive only. This particular version has a respectable 273 miles of range, but during our test drive of one, it averaged 3.5 miles per kWh, meaning 238 miles on a charge would be realistic.

Charge time

Using just a regular three-pin domestic socket to top up the Standard Range Mach-E's battery will take a little under 22 hours, but this method of charging isn't really recommended, except in emergency situations. Most owners are almost certain to have a faster 7.4kW home wallbox charger, which reduces the time to around 11 hours for the Standard Range and roughly 14 hours for the Extended Range, so overnight replenishment is easily done.

When you're out and about, both versions can make use of rapid charging for swift top-ups from public points. The Standard Range's maximum rate is 115kW, while the Extended Range compensates for its larger battery with a faster 150kW charging speed. The upshot of this is that both versions take in the region of 40 minutes to go from 10 to 80% battery capacity at a compatible public charger.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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