In partnership with Ford
These days, the decision to buy a new car isn’t as simple as it seems. Never, in the history of automobiles, has there been more choice. For an increasing number of us, additional, more conscious, considerations around efficiency (what a car runs on, as well as cost to run) and safety are becoming just as important as aesthetics or those clever extras (though, yeah, we want those too, please!).
The question, then, is do you have to choose one over the other or is it actually possible to (pause for drumroll…) have it all? The All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E is the latest evolution of Ford’s most iconic nameplate –– and the brand’s first all-electric vehicle (or EV).
A smart, sporty mid-sized SUV crossover, it manages that clever trick of being both spacious enough to accommodate everything from family members and sports equipment to (lots of) shopping or luggage on longer trips, while remaining compact and nimble enough for any number of weekend run-arounds.
Which is pretty impressive, right? So much so that the initial run of First Edition models has already sold out. Then again, you don’t even have to visit a dealer to buy one. Rather, the Mustang Mach-E is fully available to purchase – here today – online. There’s even a dedicated concierge service on-hand to help guide you and provide all the follow-up services you might require.
So what’s the deal?
As a model, the Mustang has a long history of rule-breaking style and innovation within the Ford stable, which makes it the perfect blueprint for the brand’s first ever EV. With up to 379 miles from just a single battery charge* the Mustang Mach-E has one of the longest ranges of any electric vehicle on the road today.
In real terms, that would easily take you the 332-miles*from Bristol to Edinburgh and still have enough in the ‘tank’ to quite confidently enjoy an unscheduled detour or two – but even a 10-minute charge can add an impressive 73 miles to your range**. In other words, whatever your needs and lifestyle – whether that’s ferrying family members from one after-school activity to the next or hitting the road with friends for a spontaneous weekend away – this car is easily up to the challenge. And then some.
And it’s simple. You can just as easily power up at home as on the road. Whether or not you choose to invest in a dedicated charge point at home (which, incidentally, you can order online) charging is as easy as plugging in your smartphone. Better yet, an all-electric car isn’t just a conscious choice, it’s a financially clever one, too (see Why Go Electric? below).
The Mustang Mach-E isn’t a ‘man’s car’ or a ‘women’s car’, but a vehicle designed to support the pleasures and challenges of any modern lifestyle. And what’s more prized these days than smart tech and smart style that makes everything just that little bit easier and more luxurious than you ever knew you wanted or needed it to be?
Next Generation Ford Sync comes as standard across the range, which means you get to customise your drive straight from your smartphone – either through voice control or the central touchscreen (which, at 15.5 inches roughly half the size again of your average tablet screen). See what we mean about easy?
Then there are those little extras that we’re pretty sure will quickly become don’t-want-to-be-withouts: the wireless charge pad, say, or the way the door opens at a single touch – and then automatically locks itself when the car senses you’ve gone.
Anyone else out there who struggles with that perennial drivers’ nemesis, the dreaded parallel parking? If so, then Active Park Assist might just feel like manna from heaven. At the single push of a button, it will guide you into even the tightest parking position. We kid you not. If we had to sum it up in one word: genius.
And all that’s before we even get to the ‘front trunk’, a spacious water-resistant storage space under the hood that’s fully washable – it even comes with a drain – so perfect for storing anything from muddy sports equipment to shopping. Like we say – something you’ll only realise you always needed once you try it.
Every month, there are thousands of searches online for ‘safest car’. And rightly so – safety has got to be a number-one priority, whether you’re driving family and friends or just yourself.
There’s a 360-degree camera*** that helps keep you aware of every aspect of the road, and brilliant safety features such as Intelligent Adaptive Cruise CoEverntrol (to automatically ensure you maintain a constant distance from the car in front).
Just as importantly, the Mustang Mach-E scores highly when it comes to watching out for other road users, with a full range of sensors and alerts to help keep you aware of other drivers and road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.
Electric cars have been heralded as the way forward for some time now. What’s turning speculation into reality, however, is that the latest breed of all-electric vehicles come with a battery range long enough to last most journeys with the same seamless drive of any other vehicle in its class.
Ford estimates a switch to an all-electric vehicle can offer an average annual fuel saving of £627^. Add to that lower servicing costs and no Vehicle Excise Duty, delivering an annual saving of £150 on road tax from the second year onwards.
But driving electric isn’t just about cost. An increasing number of us are looking for ways to balance the ease of convenience and luxury of modern 21st-century living with more conscious decisions about the way we move through our world at a time when switching to an electric vehicle has never been easier.
The right car doesn’t just get you from A to B, it complements and elevates your lifestyle. With its seamless style, standout features and future-forward technology, the Ford Mustang Mach-E does all of that and more without compromise.
* Based on full charge. Estimated range using Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test
Procedure (WLTP) applies to RWD model with extended range battery. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviours, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery age.
** Charging times shown are for a Mustang Mach-E RWD Extended range for a DC fast charging point. Charge power can decrease with increasing state of charge. Actual charge times and charge speeds can vary based on different factors (Weather, temperature, driving behaviour, vehicle condition, age of the lithium-ion-battery, used charging infrastructure).
*** Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgement and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.
^Typical saving of £1,344 based on 12,500 miles per annum, fuel economy 36.7mpg (7.7L/100km), fuel cost £1.28/litre, domestic electricity cost of £0.19/kWh, an energy consumption of 16.5 kWh/100 km and all charging carried out at home.