With the Mustang Mach-E slated to arrive to customers next month, last week’s initial EPA range estimates were a bit troublesome. The early tests from the EPA showed that Ford’s first electric SUV wasn’t quite able to reach the automakers range targets, potentially devastating results for the new EV. Ford promised that those lackluster numbers would not represent the final product, and it turns out they were right. The Dearborn automaker has just released the EPA-certified range figures for Mach-E, and it is indeed capable of 300 miles on a single charge.
To be more specific, the Mustang Mach-E in Premium RWD-spec with the optional range-extender has an official EPA-certified range of 300 miles. This figure matches Ford’s initial claim, and is 12 miles more per charge than what the EPA data suggested last week. This particular model wasn’t the only one to meet its range projection either, with the entire Mustang Mach-E lineup matching or exceeding the figures announced by Ford previously. The ratings breakdown as follows:
- Standard-range RWD: 230 miles
- Extended-range RWD: 300 miles
- Standard-range eAWD: 211 miles
- Extended-range eAWD: 270 miles
The California Route 1 model is noticeably missing from the latest batch of results, though this should change once the EPA has finished their testing. Ford states that the California Route 1 model has an estimated range of 300 miles per charge, which can be seen as all-but-confirmed at this point.
Reaching 300 miles on a single charge is massively important for the Mustang Mach-E, if not for the marketing implications alone. The new SUV might not offer as much range as the offering from Tesla, but allegedly this wasn’t Ford’s ultimate goal with the Mach-E. Instead the automaker wants to show us they can distill a bit of fun into electric cars, even if it’s at the expense of today’s Mustang purists.