The Ford Mach E isn’t even here yet officially. We don’t even know what it will look like, and already Ford is disappointing hopefuls. Not even a week ago we talked about a new website that Ford had put up that aimed to show people how far the Mach E could go on a full charge. The website boasted a range of 370 miles, which was a big deal.
A Mach E with a range of 370 miles meant it could go 50 miles further per charge than its closest rival, the Tesla Model X P100D. Circling back to the same Ford website this week shows that Ford is already managing Mach E expectations. The same web page this week no longer shows the 370 mile range, it now says “EPA-estimated 300 miles all-electric range.”
The loss of 70 miles of driving range is a major blow to anyone looking forward to Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric crossover. At a 300 mile driving range, the Mach E is now 25 miles below the Telsa Model X P100D. The Ford website also has some fine print that sheds a bit of light on the Mach E.
It will be no surprise that there will be multiple versions of the Mach E offered with different size battery packs. The fine print says that the 300 mile range is based on a full charge and “an available configuration.” That last bit likely means the high-end version with the largest battery pack.
Anyone who owns an EV can attest that you don’t always get the range the EPA claims in normal driving. If the Mach E with an EPA rating for 300 miles per charge likely means a real-world number in the 250 mile range depending on terrain and how heavy the driver’s foot is.