Tesla Model Y Driving Range Barely Beats Mustang Mach-E

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When it comes to electric vehicles, Tesla has the most popular line in the country right now. Ford plans on giving Tesla some serious competition with the Ford Mustang Mach-E that’s expected to launch late this year. The Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Tesla Model Y will be direct competitors in the marketplace. One of the key metrics that electric vehicles compare on his driving range.

The EPA has released the estimated driving range and MPGe ratings for the Tesla Model Y Performance edition. According to the EPA, the vehicle will go 315 miles per charge. The EPA also gave the Model Y an MPGe rating of 120 MPGe. Those ratings make the Model Y the most efficient electric vehicle in the class edging out the Hyundai Kona Electric which is rated at 120 MPGe. The Kona has a much shorter driving range of 258 miles per charge.

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To compare, Ford has said that the Mach-E will have a driving range of 300 miles per charge in some trims. Both the Mach-E and the Model Y trail far behind the most efficient electric vehicle in the segment in the form of the Tesla Model 3 rated for 141 MPGe and an electric driving range of 390 miles. Many expect the Mach-E and Model Y to be compared and cross-shopped by EV buyers shopping in the price range and segment.

The Model Y is expected to launch with a Long-Range all-wheel-drive model for around $49,000. One thing Ford’s offering will have going for it is the vast Ford repair and dealer network. Currently, many Tesla owners have a hard time getting service, depending on where they live.

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Source: Forbes

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. 15 miles more for a car that has so called superior battery technology is not that good at all and now where near enough to make me buy a telsa.Ford is so much Better looking inside and out.So many more service centres.
    Ford can do over air up dates( can be done with fords SYNC now).
    Telsa(crash) auto pilot is nothing special.I would rather drive a car I have brought and cruise control is good enough for me.

  2. The Ford achieves 15 miles less range with a larger battery, so the energy efficiency is quite a bit worse. And while they have more service locations, they are lacking experience with EV.

    • A fair assessment. They, like GM when the electric Hummer rolls out, along with many other competitors will have a lot to learn. Tesla really has the best leg up.

    • Ford is not lacking experience on EVs given that they were building them before Tesla even existed. They are also sandbagging the specs to make for positive headlines when the Mach E goes on sale.

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