Ford today revealed the new Mustang Mach-E to the European public for the first time as the company launched a new ‘Go Electric’ experience that will help consumers across Europe make a transition to an electrified future.
Ford said that customers in Europe will be able to choose from 18 electrified vehicles by the end of 2021, up from 14 by the end of this year. The company is promising to deliver electrified options on all future passenger vehicles and estimates that fuel savings for customers delivered by electrified variants of the Fiesta, Focus and Kuga models alone could reach more than €30 million per year.
All-electric and plug-in hybrid Ford vehicles will be backed by a Ford Charging Solutions ecosystem that will deliver integrated access to charging at home and across Europe. Ford also today announced plans to introduce 1,000 charging stations at Ford facilities across Europe during the next three years to make charging convenient for employees as Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe, called on governments, industries and institutions to support the push for electrification with faster expansion of public charging infrastructures.
Mustang Mach-E suspension, steering, electronic stability control and Mach-E 4 all-wheel drive settings are tuned specifically for European roads and driving styles.
Equipped with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive, Mustang Mach-E’s targeted pure-electric driving range of up to 600 km (more than 370 miles) according to the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Ford says that eighty-five per cent of Mustang Mach-E customers placing pre-orders have opted for the extended-range battery.
Charging with up to 150 kW at an IONITY charging station, the Mustang Mach-E will reach a driving range of up to 93 km (57 miles) within 10 minutes of charge time.
FordPass Connect on-board modem technology delivers the connectivity to continuously improve Mustang Mach-E. Over-the-air updates can enhance vehicle performance and the next-generation SYNC communications and entertainment system, which uses machine learning to learn drivers’ preferences and is supported by a 15.5‑inch screen with touch, swipe and pinch controls, and conversational voice recognition. Featuring cloud-based connectivity, the system also introduces wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and AppLink apps.
Ford expects electrified powertrains to account for more than half of the company’s passenger vehicle sales by the end of 2022. By this time, the company also expects to have sold 1 million electrified passenger vehicles.
In addition to investing in 1,000 charging points at Ford facilities, the company is also a founder member and shareholder in the IONITY consortium that aims to build 400 fast-charging stations in key European locations by the end of this year.
In partnership with NewMotion and using FordPass Connect connectivity, the FordPass app will give Ford customers access to large network of public charging stations in Europe. Customers will be able to use the FordPass app to locate, navigate to, pay for and monitor charging at more than 125,000 FordPass Charging Network locations in 21 countries.
Mustang Mach-E customers placing a reservation in 2020 will receive a free 1‑year subscription to FordPass app services that enable users to utilise FordPass Charging Network locations, paying for charging services from a single account. Ford will also offer the Ford Connected Wallbox for plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicle customers at home – delivering up to five times the charging power of a typical domestic socket.