The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is the automaker’s first mass-produced all-electric vehicle, meaning that even though it’s been well-received thus far, there’s plenty of room for improvement. This much is obvious from former Ford engineer Sandy Munro’s recent assessment of the Mach-E following a complete teardown of the vehicle. And, as the owner of engineering consulting firm Munro & Associates, Inc. discovered from Mach-E chief engineer Donna Dickson recently, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E will offer more range than the current model, too.
“These are the numbers where we’re at, but we have actions planned,” Dickson said. “It’s year-over-year improvement. So, we’ll go and get additional range-improvement actions coming in for ’22, we have more coming in for ’23, and more coming in for ’24.”
Tesla has historically offered range increases for some of its vehicles via over-the-air software updates, and the Mach-E is capable of doing the same thing. However, Dickson notes that Ford will improve the EV crossover’s range in more traditional ways. “We know we have to get some weight out to better those numbers,” she says. Dickson also notes that Ford is working on improving the Mach-E’s battery efficiency as well.
There are a variety of ways to reduce weight in the Mach-E, as Dickson points out. Some of the things Ford is considering include eliminating the vehicle’s old-fashioned parking pawl, reducing the number of hoses utilized by the cooling system, replacing heavier rubber hoses with plastic ones, getting rid of one of the two motor cooling pumps, and switching from a dual coolant reservoir setup to a single unit.
It’s unclear how much additional range FoMoCo will be able to squeeze out of the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E, but it seems like a safe bet that the EV crossover will improve upon its existing figures, which currently sit at between 230 and 300 miles depending on the configuration.
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I hope getting weight out as described doesn’t sacrifice reliability/durability. Getting rid of a cooling pump, switching to plastic hoses- it sure sounds like a possibility.
I thought the same. If two pumps were needed before and then change to one, does that means a bigger pump or one will just have to work harder? Lose one pump your dead, lose one pump of two, at least you can limp to a Ford dealer. Is it really increasing range or just cost cutting?
By eliminating equipment, parts, weight, etc., from the 2021 Mustang Mach E, will that cause the price to be lower?
1,000 miles or no EVs for me! Oh, and pay for the charger and installation and electrical system upgrades to my home. Maybe by 2040…
Have fun never owning a sweet EV ever.
Does your current vehicle go 1,000 miles between fill-ups? Also, you don’t technically need a home charger. You can use the one that comes standard with the car. A dryer plug will work just fine; no electrical upgrades needed.
I have had mustang Mach e now 6 weeks and done soon 4500 miles. Charging has not been a problem. At least here in Finland we got stations pretty well covered. Charging while doing grocery shopping or taking the dog for a longer walk. And in some places charging is still free. And I love the car!
So should I wait. It sounds like this weight reduction is minimal.
So…. if you have ordered one, but due to backlog, probably won’t be built until late 4th quarter 2021 or 2022, would we still get a 2021, or whatever the 22 build?
Who cares. I still haven’t seen ONE one the road.
Seriously? I have one and see several others on the road almost every day.
I have the long range red and I have seen others on the road.
Too bad for you then, because I see them all over California. Someone’s buying them and it is the best selling vehicle in Norway.
EVs offer inroads for North American cars in Europe. In The Netherlands, the MME prices competitively at €50 (base) to €75K (GT) includes all taxes.
Local new-vehicle tax is CO2-based. So, new cars are often either hybrid, small turbo ICEs or EVs. A new MME carries zero tax. Compare, the Mustang V8 GT costs net €30K and is taxed to a consumer payable fee of €100K. You almost can get an MME GT for the taxes of a GT. Thanks to EV-efficiencies the MME is capturing a spot in certain European markets which are open for innovative North American vehicles. Will this pony go untamed as it passes consumer’s expectations?
I’m been waiting for 8 months on my suv mustang order. Unacceptable. No excuses Ford!