GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: Fully electric Ford Mustang Mach-E covers 800 kilometers on one battery charge

Range record for a fully electric series vehicle: The new Ford Mustang Mach-E * with the larger ("Extended Range") of the two available battery packs and rear-wheel drive is now a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD holder after having demonstrated its efficiency on a long-distance drive demonstrated from the northeast to the southwest of the British Isles. It started in John O'Groats, a place on the north-eastern tip of Scotland. The destination was Land's End in the far west of Cornwall. An independent analysis of the data showed that the Ford Mustang Mach-E traveled around 6,5 miles per kilowatt hour of electrical energy. In relation to the actually usable (= net) battery capacity of 88 kilowatt hours, the efficiency achieved by the record vehicle reflects a range of over 500 miles - this corresponds to a little more than 800 kilometers on a single battery charge and thus exceeds the factory specification of 610 kilometers (WLTP , combined) for this Mustang Mach-E version (Extended Range / rear-wheel drive) by a whopping 200 kilometers.

The total of 840 miles (1.351 kilometers) from the northeast to the southwest of the island - the greatest distance that can be covered by road in Great Britain - required only two short charging stops with a total duration of less than 45 minutes.

During this record drive, the Ford Mustang Mach-E team wanted to eliminate possible range fears and doubts about the everyday suitability of fully electric vehicles. Covering the 840 miles with just two short charging stops proves the performance of the new Ford Mustang Mach-E and its suitability for all distances. Another finding is thanks to the British Road Traffic Act: they recommend a break from driving of at least 15 minutes every two hours. In the course of the record drive, it turned out that safety-conscious drivers take longer breaks than they charge their vehicles.

The world record team members Paul Clifton, BBC Transport correspondent, as well as Fergal McGrath and Kevin Booker, who have already set savings records with gasoline and diesel engines, agreed: “This record is about the fact that electric cars are ready for large-scale use in the Everyday traffic. Not only for short city trips to work or as a second car, but also for long cross-country trips. We have proven that a mobility turning point has been reached with this vehicle. Because the efficiency and range of the Ford Mustang Mach-E are fully suitable for everyday use. We covered around 400 kilometers per test day and had a 45 percent battery charge in the evening ”.

“The Mustang Mach-E's efficiency minimized charging on the UK's longest route and proved to be a real game changer,” says Tim Nicklin, UK electrification manager who accepted the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD award on behalf of Ford. Nicklin continues: “A study by Ford1) a few months ago showed that many consumers estimate the average range of electric cars to be significantly less than 250 kilometers. However, if the Mustang Mach-E can more than triple that in the hands of professionals, this is a good argument against widespread, but outdated information-based range fears ”.

Official record run on the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD website:

1) Ford Go Electric Report:

* Consumption values ​​according to § 2 Nos. 5, 6, 6a Pkw-EnVKV in the current constitution: data not available The legislature is working on an amendment to the Pkw-EnVKV and in the meantime recommends the specification of the more realistic WLTP values ​​for vehicles that can no longer be homologated on the basis of the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

Consumption values ​​according to WLTP (combined): Power consumption: 19,5-16,5 kWh / 100 km; CO2 emissions while driving: 0 g / km.

Since September 1, 2017, certain new vehicles have been type-approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), a new, more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Since September 1, 2018, the WLTP has replaced the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), the previous test procedure. Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emission values ​​measured according to the WLTP are in many cases higher than those measured according to the NEDC. The specified values ​​for this vehicle type were determined using the new WLTP test cycle. Please note that since September 2, 1, the values ​​determined according to the WLTP have been used as the basis for calculation for CO2018 emissions-based taxes or charges.

Notes on fuel consumption, electricity consumption and CO2 emissions:

The information does not relate to a single vehicle and is not part of the offer, but serves solely for purposes of comparison between the various vehicle types.

Note according to Directive 1999/94 / EC: The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of a vehicle do not only depend on the efficient use of the fuel by the vehicle, but are also influenced by driving behavior and other non-technical factors. CO2 is the greenhouse gas mainly responsible for global warming. Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the 'Guide to the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new passenger cars', which is available at all sales points and at is available free of charge.

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