July 15, 2024

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FORD MUSTANG MACH-E, one of the cool guys

It gets interesting in the city …
In contrast to many competitors, the Mustang Mach-E masters “one-pedal driving” until it comes to a standstill. If you have switched on the corresponding function, you only need the brake pedal in an emergency, otherwise the car will slow down on its own. Dosing this recuperation delay takes a little practice, because you just get off the pedal pretty close to another car – and no longer brake. As soon as you get a feeling and trust, it becomes fun.

The range sounds impressive – will it last in practice?
With a combined WLTP range of up to 610 kilometers, the Mustang Mach-E is right at the forefront of the competition. The official measuring process is now relatively realistic, as confirmed by the first test by Motorprofis.at: In warm weather and normal driving in the city or on country roads, the estimated ranges hold up to a large extent. Only with sporty inserts and on the highway does noticeably less come out, but that is the case with all electric cars.

How good is the Mustang Mach-E at loading?
It masters three-phase alternating current charging (AC) with up to 11 kW and direct current charging (DC) at fast charging stations with up to 150 kW. The Mustang Mach-E comes with a six-meter-long Mode 3 cable with Type 2 connection for public AC charging stations and a 6.7 meter long home charging cable for standard household sockets and the blue CEE connection as standard. In cooperation with the company PVTechnologies GmbH (PVT), Ford helps with the installation of wall boxes for the home; the scope of delivery then also includes a 7.5 meter long charging cable.

How are the prices to be assessed?
At the entry-level price of 48,900 euros, some direct competitors are below that, but be careful: The Mustang comes with a 76 kWh battery as standard, which is often the big battery in the competition. With 55,600 euros for the 99 kWh variant, Ford is calling for a competitive price! In general, the electrical subsidy of 5,000 euros can be deducted.
If you want, you can be the first Ford to buy the Mustang Mach-E entirely on the Internet; the nearest dealer remains on board as a supervisor, but can handle everything online if you wish.

The conclusion after the first test?
Ford is making a late but spectacular start into the electric age: The Mustang SUV is not only cool, but also right at the forefront when it comes to battery capacity and charging speed. The key data (up to 99 kWh, 610 km, 850 Nm!) Make electric fans click their tongues and have already proven themselves in the first practical test. For that, the price is pretty good too. Ford mingles with the electric car elite at the first attempt and can assault competitors from Tesla, VW, Jaguar and Co.