Mach-E sets new record for electric vehicles
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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Breaks New Energy EV Record

Can EVs really handle a long road trip this summer? A 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E recently showed that it is possible and set a new energy EV record that qualified the feat for official recognition in Guinness World Records.
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EVs and Road Tripping

One of the primary concerns and selling points of EVs is whether or not the current tech can be counted on to transport car owners beyond their homes to the great outdoors as vacationers take to the roads in a post-COVID respite to return to a semblance of normality while getting out of the house and yet staying a safe from potential COVID exposure.

Today, the makers of Ford are proud to announce that their latest highly popular EV---the 2021 Mustang Mach-E---has just demonstrated that road anxiety will become a thing of the past as a new record over-the-pond demonstrates that EV road trips are possible and improving.

EV History Made

According to a recent BBC News story, BBC South transport correspondent Paul Clifton and two teammates, covered 840 miles using just 6.5 miles per kilowatt-hour and thereby setting a new EV energy record in the process driving a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E in a road trip across Britain in just 27 hours.

While the driving conditions did not meet typical cross country road trip comfort habits, the team focused on setting a new record using nothing but public chargers along the route with energy saving tactics that included:

• Leaving the radio turned off
• No air conditioning
• Driving through the night to avoid heavy traffic
• Controlling the speed of the vehicle to maximize its energy consumption

And, their efforts paid off with verification of their achievement by the Guinness Book of World Records, that officially recognized the drivers and their Mach-E for its record low EV energy use.

Here is a video of the road trip achievement released courtesy of BBC News:

Plus a YouTube video about the record breaking event scheduled for release later today:

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

To learn more about the Mustang Mach-E and how it compares to other EVs such as those by Tesla, be sure to take a look at battery similarities and differences between Ford and Tesla, as well as important engineering differences between the two auto makers that showcases EV development and progression as legacy auto-building catches on to non-ICE EV technology.

For even more about another record setting EV, here is one that recently made a claim that indicates it could be significantly out-performing Tesla in distance and charging.

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Timothy Boyer is Torque News Tesla and EV reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily Tesla and electric vehicle news.


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Comments

It is definitely an achievement! They were of course hypermiling, but they did manage the run on real roads. Like gas powered vehicles, EVs have their most efficient "sweet spots" in speed and load that can result in uncommon efficiency.
I agree and I liked that they did it on an actual road as opposed to an oval track with high sides to it---makes the results more believable. Thanks for the input!