2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Gets Better Battery, Minor Changes For 2022
Ford has already recorded an impressive amount of demand for the Mustang Mach-E EV crossover. While there was some controversy about the model using the iconic Mustang moniker, many early adopters have since been won over by its combination of impressive performance and family-friendly versatility. However, an early complaint focused on some lower trims not having enough battery range for long-haul driving. A recently leaked dealer order guide suggests that Ford is addressing the issue with a bump in battery capacity for both of the Mach-E's battery packs.
Subtle Bumps In Capacity Translate Into Potentially Higher Range
The leaked guide made its inaugural appearance on the Mach-E Forum and while the figures here are not a radical jump in capacity, the slight bump will help the Mach-E get an extra cushion of range which should allow it to be closer to some rivals. The base "Standard" pack sees its capacity creep up slightly to 70 kWh (versus 68 kWh for 2021), while the "Extended" version of the pack now boasts a total of 91 kWh of capacity which is a slight gain over the 88 kWh of its predecessor.
As for the afore-mentioned range figure, look for it to grow by at least 10 miles across the board, with the Extended battery pack potentially surpassing the 300-mile barrier on a single charge. That would allow the Mach-E to have a slight leg up over rivals like the Hyundai Kona EV and the Kia Soul EV, though if this pans out, it might still be under the 326-mile range wielded by the Tesla Model Y.
The rest of the changes for 2022 appear to focus on paint and interior package updates which end things on a largely minor note. Ford's main Mach-E-related priority will be launching the performance-focused Mach-E GT. That variant will be the one that delivers maximum performance thanks to a tweaked sport suspension, Brembo brakes, and an electric powerplant that produces over 400 hp.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. In addition to his specialization with Ford, he grew up in a General Motors household and is extensively familiar with their products too. Contact Carl on Twitter at @CarlMalek3, on Instagram and Facebook for automotive news to send news tips.