The All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV: The Complete Guide For Ireland

Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E
Price: From € 67,666
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 75 kWh/ 98 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 440 - 600 km
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)


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The All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV


Michigan based, Ford Motor Company, the US automotive manufacturer, stepped firmly into the fast evolving electric vehicle (EV) race with the unveiling of its ‘new breed of Mustang’, the all-electric Mustang Mach-e sport utility vehicle (SUV), ahead of the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Though Ford had commenced work on an electric vehicle model a few years ago, CEO James Hackett ‘pulled the plug’ and sent everyone back to the drawing board. Early indications suggest that the strategy to start afresh on creating a more compelling plug-in electric vehicle (EV) may have worked for Ford. The Mustang Mach-e is part of the US$11.5 billion Ford investment into electrification by 2022.  The company aims to become a leader in clean transportation and become carbon-neutral by 2030. 

Ford is hoping to leverage the iconic status of the ‘Mustang’ marque to make up for its late entry into the battery-electric vehicle (BEV) sector.  Competitors from both, the traditional automotive sector and new entrants are already well ahead in the race. Munich based Volkswagen Group and California based Tesla Inc, are two such examples, well on their way to market domination in the zero-emission race.  The electric vehicles (EVS) offered by Ford include:

  • The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach E SUV
  • The all-new Ford Kuga PHEV SUV
  • The Ford Tourneo Custom PHEV

The all-electric SUV was launched to much pomp and show in LA in November 2019.  Determined to show its confidence, Ford chose an aircraft hangar close to the operations of SpaceX for the launch. SpaceX is another undertaking by the Tesla co-founder Elon Musk.

This is the first non-sports car to use the Mustang marque. The name has been inspired from the Mach 1 variant of the first-generation Mustang. The all-electric SUV Mach-e went on sale in December 2020 and has already won the prestigious North American SUV of the Year Award. The Mach-e is manufactured at the Ford plant in Mexico but is also expected to be manufactured in China. The pure electric five-door Ford SUV is built on a brand-new EV architecture (Global Electrified 1: GE 1).  

Ford is hoping to build success on the legacy of the Mustang internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. Though the price is higher than other cheaper electric SUV’s, the build quality, specifications, interior space and electric performance of the Mach-e SUV does make it a good choice for consumers seeking to migrate to zero-emission electric driving.

The pure electric SUV is available in two EV battery options: 75 kWh (Standard Range) and 98 kWh (Extended Range). For the rear-wheel drive (RWD) entry-level variant, the manufacturer claims a pure electric range up to 440 km for the 75 kWh battery, and up to 600 km for the 98 kWh battery. Even adjusting for real-world driving conditions, the EV range for both battery options is decent.

For the 75 kWh, expect a real-world emission-free electric range up to 410 km and for the 98 kWh expect a realistic EV range closer to 570 km. Either way, both electric ranges can be leveraged for motorway driving and of course, for shorter urban commutes.

For the higher priced variants, the Mustang Mach-e AWD and the Mustang Mach-e GT, the claimed range for the the 98 kWh is 550 km and 490 km respectively. The AWD variant is also available in two EV battery sizes, while the GT variant is only available in the 98 kWh extended range option.

The EV is capable of DC rapid charging. The standard range can be charged up to 115 kW, while the extended range can be charged up to 150 kW. Put another way, for every 10 minutes of DC charging, up to 90 km can be added for the standard range and up to 117 km for the extended range. The standard range can be charged 10%-80% in 38 minutes, while the extended range can be charged up to 80% in 45 minutes.

Though the EV has a 11 kW onboard charger, given that most homes in Ireland are powered by single-phase power supply, expect the standard range to be fully charged in 11 hours via a dedicated residential EV charger, like myenergi zappi. For the extended range, charging will take up to 14 hours. We at e-zoomed recommend charging an electric car overnight, when the electricity rates are cheaper.

In terms of performance, the Mustang all-electric SUV does not disappoint. The all-wheel drive GT can achieve 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. Impressive, given the size of the onboard EV battery and the total weight of the electric vehicle. For the entry-level, rear-wheel drive (RWD) with the standard range EV battery, 0-100 km/h can be achieved in 6.9 seconds. The top speed for the RWD and AWD variants is 180 km/h, while for the GT variant is 200 km/h. Of course, the EV also benefits from instant torque.

In terms of interior quality, equipment and technology, the EV has much to offer, to include: 10.2″ digital cluster & 15.5″ touch screen, lane keeping aid, lane departure warning, rear view camera, e-latch keyless entry system, pre-collision assist, cross traffic alert, hands-free tailgate, intelligent adaptive cruise control and more. The EV has a front trunk (81 L) and offers a 402 L boot space.

Bottom-line, electric driving is good for the environment and the wallet. It can also be exhilarating!


PROS CONS
Good electric range and performanceCheaper electric SUV alternatives available
Two EV battery size optionsTowing capacity limited (750 kg)
11 kW onboard charger as standardNot all variants come with 150 kW DC charging

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The All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV (credit: Ford)


At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Engine:Electric
Available In Ireland:Yes

€ Variants (4 Options)
Mach-E Select (from € 67,666)
Premium RWD (from € 78,868)
Premium AWD (from € 85,825)
GT (from € 93,838)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes: 75 kWh/ 98 kWh
Charging:Up to 150 kW DC rapid charging. Onboard charger: 11 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 150,000 km

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity: 16.7 kWh€ 4.00
Battery net capacity: 30.0 kWh€ 7.19
Battery net capacity: 39.2 kWh€ 9.39
Battery net capacity: 45.0 kWh€ 10.78
Battery net capacity: 50.0 kWh€ 11.98
Battery net capacity: 64.0 kWh€ 15.34
Battery net capacity: 71.0 kWh€ 17.01
Battery net capacity: 77.0 kWh€ 18.45
Battery net capacity: 90.0 kWh€ 21.57
Battery net capacity: 100.0 kWh€ 23.97

  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in Ireland varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for Ireland is 23.97 cents/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions
Height (mm):1624
Width (mm):1881
Length (mm):4713
Wheelbase (mm):2984
Turning Circle (m):11.6
Boot Space (L):402

Mustang Mach-E RWD (Standard Range)
EV Battery Capacity:75 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):440 km
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100 km):17.2
Charging:115 kW DC charging (10%-80%: 38 mins). Onboard charger: 11 kW AC (0%-100%: 11 hrs)
Top Speed:180 km/h
0-100 km/h:6.9 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):198
Max Power (PS):269
Torque (Nm):430
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,218
Colours:8
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

Mustang Mach-E RWD (Extended Range)
EV Battery Capacity:98 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):600 km
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100 km):16.5
Charging:150 kW DC charging (10%-80%: 45 mins). Onboard charger: 11 kW AC (0%-100%: 14 hrs)
Top Speed:180 km/h
0-100 km/h:7.0 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):216
Max Power (PS):294
Torque (Nm):430
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,218
Colours:8
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

Solar And EV Charging: An Overview


The benefits of renewable energy, in particular, solar and wind energy, is already well established across Europe, and in other parts of the world. With the increase in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) over the past three years, the advantages of using clean and renewable energy has been further enhanced.

Firstly, on-site renewable energy can be used for powering both business premises and homes. For on-site generation, we have witnessed a significant increase in distributed clean energy generating plants i.e. many commercial buildings and residential buildings have become generators i.e. generating electricity on-site!  Solar roof projects have been popular for such on-site generation installations.

The ongoing war in Ukraine has further amplified the need to develop energy security, not only at a national level, but also at a local level, to include, businesses and households. Those households and businesses that already generate and consume clean energy on-site have been spared the significant onslaught of energy price rise in 2022, which is expected to continue in 2023.

Installing solar panels on-site, mitigates the risks associated with energy price inflation, a significant contributor to costs for a business or a household. On-site renewable energy generation also impacts the environment positively. For those with electric vehicles (EVs), in particular, pure electric vehicles, we strongly encourage the use of renewable energy for EV charging. Of course, we also encourage the use of solar energy for charging a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Apart from the significant cost benefit i.e. generating renewable energy is a nominal cost per kWh (after initial set-up/ installation costs), to achieve true zero-tailpipe emission electric driving, renewable energy needs to be used for EV charging. This is also known as ‘well-to-wheel’. Just one electric car on the road can save an average of 1.5 million grams of CO2.

The good news for electric car owners is that a number of EV charging stations are now compatible with solar/ wind generation and battery storage. The UK manufacturer myenergi zappi is a good example of a solar/ wind compatible EV charger.

We encourage business and households to adopt an on-site ecosystem of ‘renewable energy-battery storage-EV charging’, to gain the maximum from the advantages of low carbon generation and zero-emission electric driving. Bottom-line, renewable energy is good for the environment and the wallet!


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Martina Giobbio

Like, many in her generation, Martina is very passionate about protecting the environment and creating a more sustainable future. Though she is new to the electric driving sector, her drive to learn and contribute is unparalleled. Martina has a Bachelor Degree in Italian Humanities and a Master Degree in Communication from the University of Milan. She has previously worked in press offices and a publishing house. She loves writing and reading.

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