EPA Sets Mileage For Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, GT Performance Edition
Ford’s Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition passed a milestone recently when they completed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) certification and range labeling.
The Mustang Mach-E rates quite highly on the Cars.Com American-made index as detailed by my colleague Jimmy Dinsmore.
Performance Figures Off The Chart
With performance figures that are nearly off the chart, the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition will travel an estimated 260 miles before it requires a recharge. The Mustang Mach-E GT will travel 270 miles before it needs a charge. These figures are the final EPA-estimated numbers.
Recently, Ford donated a Mustang Mach-E to the testers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The fascinating backstory is related by Senior Torque News Reporter John Goreham.
Amazingly, a vehicle with the impressive performance specs of the Mustang Mach-E Performance Edition is rated at just a few miles less than its more pedestrian sibling. What type of specifications does it have?
According to information from Ford, the Mustang Mach-E Performance Edition has stump-pulling torque. The Performance Edition turns out 634 pounds-feet of torque. It will also move from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. That it has this type of power is thanks to its electric power. Like a light switch, power is there, or it isn’t so that when you hit the accelerator, it immediately goes into power mode to deliver full power from the get-go.
Interestingly, Ford showed both the targeted EPA-estimated range and the final EPA-estimated range. The targeted range for the GT came in at 250 miles, while the final range was 270 miles. On the other hand, the Performance Edition came in substantially better between the targeted range and the final range. The targeted range was 235 miles, while the final range was 260 miles.
Performance Edition Half Of Orders
“With Pirelli summer tires4 and MagneRide® damping system, Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition drivers get the performance thrills of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds while being able to travel further with the final EPA-estimated range of 260 miles3.’ said Darren Palmer, global director, battery electric vehicles, Ford Motor Company. “More than half of our orders for the Mustang Mach-E GT have been for the Performance Edition, and I’m particularly pleased that we have had orders from every state across the U.S.”
Customers can order a Mustang Mach-E GT now. The starting MSRP5 of the Mustang Mach-E GT is $59,900, and the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is $64,900 in the United States. Both qualify for as much as $7,500 in federal tax incentives6. Deliveries will begin in the fall.
Ford had several caveats about the performance numbers. They were:
- Calculated via peak performance of the electric motors at peak battery power. Your results may vary.
- Ford test data based on typical industry methodology using 1-foot rollout. Your results may vary.
- Based on full charge. The actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age, and state of health.
- Designed to optimize driving dynamics and provide superior performance on wet and dry roads. Ford does not recommend using summer tires when temperatures drop below approximately 45 deg F (7 deg C) or snow/ice conditions. Ford recommends using mud and snow, All-season or snow tires if the vehicle must be driven in these conditions.
Test Method Outlined
Marc Stern has been an automotive writer since 1971 when an otherwise normal news editor said, "You're our new car editor," and dumped about 27 pounds of auto stuff on my desk. I was in heaven as I have been a gearhead from my early days. As a teen, I spent the usual number of misspent hours hanging out at gas stations Shell and Texaco (a big thing in my youth) and working on cars. From there on, it was a straight line to my first column for the paper, "You Auto Know," an enterprise that I handled faithfully for 32 years. Not too many people know that I also handled computer documentation for a good part of my living while writing YAN. My best writing, though, was always in cars. My work has appeared in venues including Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, AutoWeek, SuperStock, Trailer Life, Old Cars Weekly, Special Interest Autos, and others. You can follow me on: Twitter or Facebook.