The Blue Oval has made it clear since the day the Ford Mustang Mach-E launched that it intends to improve its EV crossover continuously over time, and that’s precisely what it has done. Thanks to over-the-air updates that will also extend the lifecycle of various models, Mach-E owners recently gained EV routing capability via Apple Maps, while the vehicle’s entire interface will soon get a revamp. Now, FoMoCo has announced that the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E has received a towing capacity boost in Europe, too.
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E models equipped with the extended range battery and either rear- or all-wheel drive can now tow up to 1,000 kilograms (2,204 pounds), which is enough to pull a small to medium-size fiberglass boat, the automaker notes. It’s unclear why, exactly, Ford chose to limit the Mach-E’s towing capacity in the first place, and it did not specify why this was the case, either.
“The towing upgrade for Mustang Mach-E is one of a number of free updates we’re continuing to make in hardware and software or through homologation to give owners the best experience possible,” said This Woelpern, general manager, Imports, Ford of Europe. “With towing in particular, it was a great example of us responding to customer queries, where we checked the feasibility of an increase and were able to deliver what they wanted.”
Regardless, in addition to this boost in towing capacity, the Mach-E has also received a few other updates that reportedly make one-pedal driving smoother at lower speeds, “enhance driver comfort,” and reduce the charging time between 80-90 percent capacity from 52 minutes to 15 minutes.
While these changes are good news for existing customers, obtaining a 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E could prove to be a challenge for those that don’t already own one, as FoMoCo stopped taking orders for the EV crossover last month. Additionally, discount offers on the Mach-E remain essentially non-existent, as Ford Authority reported in April.