Ford has officially revealed the Mustang Mach-E to the public for the first time in Europe with the vehicle making its public debut in London at the Ford Go Electric experience. Ford says that the Mach-E is one of 18 new electrified vehicles that will debut in Europe by the end of 2021. Ford says that electrified models can save European consumers more than €30 million in fuel every year.
Ford Europe engineering teams also announced that they were involved in the development process for the all-electric SUV from the outset, promising that it will deliver the characteristics that support the needs of European customers. The Mustang Mach-E suspension, steering, electronic stability control, and all-wheel drive settings are all tuned specifically for European roads and driving styles. Ford says that when equipped with the extended-range battery in rear-wheel drive, the Mach-E will be able to drive up to 600 kilometers per charge according to the World Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure.
Ford notes that 85 percent of Mach-E customers placing preorders have opted for the extended range battery. Other features that European customers will appreciate include the FordPass Connect onboard modem technology and secure over-the-air updates that can enhance vehicle performance along with the next-generation SYNC communications and entertainment system used in the vehicle. That system is supported by a 15.5-inch screen that supports gesture controls on the dash.
Ford also notes that it is investing in 1,000 Ford-site charging points and IONITY and FordPass Charging Network locations to support electrification growth. Ford says that charging with up to 150kW at an IONITY charging station will give the electric SUV up to 93 kilometers or 57 miles driving range with a 10-minute charge. Ford’s Go Electric tour will reach an estimated audience of 4 million consumers during its six-month-long tour of the United Kingdom. There will be Go Electric experiences in up to seven European markets, including France, Germany, and the Netherlands to follow. Ford is currently training service techs on the Mach-E using VR headsets.