Ford Mustang Mach-E Driving Range Boosted For 2022

Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E

Engineers have unlocked more usable battery capacity, which has resulted in improvements to claimed range across the Ford Mustang Mach-E line-up.

For the 2022 model year, Ford has released more usable energy from the battery packs installed in its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV, resulting in tiny but significant improvements in real-world range for most models in the lineup.

The first cars to profit from the upgrades will be delivered by the end of 2022.

According to American EPA range estimations, the Mach-E will give between one and 7.4 percent higher claimed range, resulting in as much as a 17-mile improvement on the Standard Range RWD model, as first revealed on Ford’s US configurator.

The Standard Range RWD car in the UK is advertised to go up to 273 miles on a full charge, implying that the MY22 car may go up to 293 miles.

The high-performance Mustang Mach-E GT is an outlier to this trend.

The useful energy of Standard Range battery models has grown from 68kWh to 70kWh, while the usable capacity of Extended Range battery models has increased from 88kWh to 91kWh.

To achieve the very large range improvements, these relatively tiny 2kWh and 3kWh benefits were likely combined with overall efficiency improvements.

It’s been accompanied by a shift in the car’s charging curve, especially after 80% charge, where quick charging generally slows down to save battery life in many EVs.

Owners on forums have already reported improvements in charging speed at larger battery capacities – above 40kW at more than 80% capacity in some cases – after Ford General Manager of Electric Vehicle, Darren Palmer, promised upgrades to rapid charging capability at high levels of charge.

Prices for the Mustang Mach-E range start from £42,530.