As the final month of 2020 continues, early Mustang Mach-E build slot holders have been getting some exciting messages from Ford. More specifically, the automaker has begun sharing complete vehicle Monroneys with owners as their electric SUVs enter production. Thanks to one Mach-E Forum user, we now have information about the Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 Edition’s EPA-estimated range and “fuel economy” figures.
Ford released the official range figures for the majority of the Mustang Mach-E lineup late last month, but the California Route 1 was noticeably absent from the announcement. The automaker noted at the time that the EPA was simply still conducting tests on the Golden State tribute trim, though that appears to have changed. This recent Monroney sticker uploaded to the Mach-E Forum has the California Route 1 rated at 108 MPGe City/ 94 MPGe Highway, for a combined rating of 101MPGe. This helps the electric crossover nab a total range figure of 305 miles per charge. That is five more miles than the RWD Mach-E Premium with the range extender option is able to muster.
The Blue Oval has always pitched the Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 model as the long-distance hauler in the lineup, with the extender range 98.8 kWh battery pack and RWD coming as standard. The SUV also features some unique aerodynamic wheel covers, which aim to improve the overall aerodynamic efficiency of the car. Considering the extended range Mach-E Premium features the same battery as this Cali-special, it appears the wheels are fairly effective.
Now it is important to note that this figure has yet to be officially confirmed by Ford, but the fact that it resides on the window sticker means they put it there. We saw the rest of the Mustang Mach-E lineup’s range ratings actually improve once the official numbers were released, which could also mean a similar situation will happen with the California Route 1 models.
So then it does appear that the Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 will indeed be the best option for customers who dislike stopping at their local charging station. It is also more affordable than a comparable Premium trim model, with an MSRP of just $49,800. Not a huge discount over the better-equipped Premium, but a few thousand dollars buys an incredible amount of electricity.