The Guinness Book calls it official.
Ford is elbowing its way into the crossover EV market with the strong-selling and good-looking Mustang Mach-E crossover. It's our current favorite for its spacious interior, thoughtful tech, and snappy powertrain. But as it tries to get into more customers' hands, it needs to keep making news. We think three world records will do it.
The Blue Oval said that it now owns three Guinness World Records, after adding two charging titles to its list after the record for using the littlest amount of energy over an 840-mile drive from John O'Groats in Scotland and finishing in Land's End in Cornwall, England. During the journey, the Mustang Mach-E averaged 6.54 miles per kilowatt-hour. For the record, that put the Mach-E's max range at 500 miles, compared to its 379-mile rating in Europe.
The new records are the shortest charge time on Britain’s longest journey at 43 minutes, 13 seconds. That bested the previous time by 30 minutes. Fast charging at 150 kw brought the Mach-E 73 miles of driving range in 10 minutes.
According to Ford, the team stopped at MFG’s charging hub in Wigan, England, for the only charge. That means the fewest charge stop record will be held by the company, until a manufacturer can make the trip without recharging. The team consisted of Paul Clifton, a BBC transport correspondent, and co-drivers Fergal McGrath, Kevin Booker and Adam Wood. The team already holds a few gasoline and diesel economy records between them.
“As deliveries ramp up, customers can be assured of Mach-E’s viability for daily use – as evidenced by this triple record-breaking performance, even on the UK’s most extreme journey,” said Tim Nicklin, Ford’s electrification manager. “Ford’s own report on consumer perceptions reveals that the average range which the public thinks an electric car can travel is under 150 miles. If the Mach-E can achieve well over three times that distance in the hands of professionals, and under 45 minutes of top-up charging on route, it can easily accommodate customers’ everyday requirements.”
Next, the record-breaking Ford Mach-E will head to the Fully Charged Live festival this weekend taking place at Farnborough International in Hampshire, UK. It will be a celebration of electric vehicles with more than 100 attending. Ford hopes to dispel some EV myths with a couple of world records in hand.