Ford has launched a new website where it wants fans of the Mach E, the Mustang-inspired electric SUV, to go and see how far the all-electric driving range of the Mach E will take them. Ford says that the expected driving range for the Mach E is 370 miles or 600 km. Ford is working hard to debunk the myths that surround EVs ahead of the Mach E launch.
One of the big fears that people have when considering an EV is range anxiety. The new website is meant to show people just how far the Mach E will take them. It allows users to input their daily driving routines and shows how far they can travel between charges. The map will route you between two destinations and gives you the location of charging stations along the route to top off the Mach E.
Ford says that a survey it conducted found that most people aspire to own an EV someday. In that survey, 45 percent of people said that not stopping for fuel was a benefit of owning an EV. However, the survey also found that 40 percent of people have little or no knowledge about EVs. The new website is meant to help people understand how far they can drive on a single charge.
The point is that nearly everyone can do multiple days of normal driving with an EV on a single charge. The survey also found that 84 percent of hybrid and electric vehicle owners agree that an EV is fun to drive. The survey found that 92 percent of Chinese people want to own an EV, 73 percent of Europeans do, and 53 percent of Americans.
The survey also found that 87 percent of people think they need a special plug to charge their car. You can charge from a normal AC outlet, but dedicated chargers make the process faster. Check out the Ford website with the map service here.