Ford Mustang Mach-E range, battery & charging
The Mustang Mach-E has very good range figures regardless of which version you go for, along with the necessary rapid-charging capability to make long-distance trips feasible
|Model||Range||Wallbox charge time||Rapid charge time|
|Standard Range||249-273 miles||11hrs (0-100%, 7.4kW)||38mins (10-80%, 115kW)|
|Extended Range||336-379 miles||14hrs (0-100%, 7.4kW)||43mins (10-80%, 150kW)|
Even the shortest-range version of the Mustang Mach-E hit very nearly 250 miles of range in official testing, 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, go for the Extended Range rear-wheel-drive car, which has an official figure of 379 miles – one of the very longest ranges of any currently available electric car. Adding a second motor by choosing the four-wheel-drive version gives you more power and pace, but also reduces the potential maximum to 336 miles, which is still not too shabby at all.
The cheaper Standard Range car returns respectable figures of 273 miles in rear-wheel-drive form or 249 miles as a four-wheel drive. On test, our Standard Range rear-drive example averaged 3.5 miles per kWh, meaning 238 miles on a charge would be realistic.
In late 2021, Ford announced improvements to the Mustang Mach-E's usable battery capacity, thus unlocking additional real-world range. It's thought these changes will take effect in early 2022, though it's not yet clear whether this will be possible via an over the air (OTA) update, or whether new hardware will be required. Official WLTP numbers are yet to be confirmed, but it's thought the Standard Range model could get up to 17 miles of extra range. The only version these updates will not be applicable to is the range-topping Mustang Mach-E GT.
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 7kW home wallbox charger, which reduces the time to 11 hours for the Standard Range and 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 public point.
In This Review
- 1VerdictFord's first attempt at a dedicated electric car is a success; the Mustang Mach-E is a practical, fast and technologically advanced SUV
- 2Range, battery & charging - currently readingThe Mustang Mach-E has very good range figures regardless of which version you go for, along with the necessary rapid-charging capability to make long-distance trips feasible
- 3Running costs & insuranceCharging and company-car tax costs for the Mustang Mach-E are rock-bottom, but insurance could be bit pricey and warranty coverage is only average
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe Mustang Mach-E will be quick enough for most drivers and handles well for something this size, but the GT performance version is the one you want if you're after driving thrills
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortIt's not the last word in luxury inside, but the Mach-E does get an interesting interior design and plenty of up-to-date on-board technology
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityFront and rear luggage areas, plus a pretty roomy cabin, mean the Mustang Mach-E scores well in this area
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThere's no independent crash-test result for the Mustang Mach-E yet, but safety kit is good and we expect reliability to be strong, too