From Bern to Genoa, Madrid to Marbella, Budapest to Trieste, the Ford Mustang Mach-E could reach the beach in European capitals without stopping to recharge
More people than ever will be exploring Europe in an electric vehicle this summer, with sales in 2021 up more than 50 percent so far compared to the same period in 2020. At least for new Mustang Mach-E owners, fear of range doesn’t have to dampen the excitement of their summer vacation.
From Bern in Switzerland to the historic Italian port city of Genoa or from Madrid to the exclusive Spanish beaches of Marbella, owners of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E could make this and many others European1 Travel from capital to coast on a single charge2.
Even from a capital like Prague in the inland Czech Republic, Mustang Mach-E could transport a family non-stop to the hip urban beach in Szczecin around 500 km north in Poland. And with a targeted all-electric range of up to 610 km3 (more than 370 miles) it would arrive with range.
Traveling to the coast from the capitals of Austria, Hungary, Poland, Spain or Switzerland is also associated with a longer journey. However, the industry-leading FordPass Charging Network has compatible charging stations in accessible coastal locations from each of these countries’ capitals, so Mustang Mach-E owners can recharge their batteries as well as their tans, and make sure they have enough charge to get home.
“After such a tough 2020, many of us will be excited to explore Europe this summer and the Mustang Mach-E is the perfect vehicle for that,” said Roelant de Waard, general manager, Passenger Vehicles, Ford of Europe. “The impressive range helps ensure that the Mustang continues the long connection between road trips and freedom and at the same time adds the additional benefit of emission-free driving.”
In addition to emission-free driving, owners can also benefit from the lower operating costs compared to gasoline or diesel engines and the inherent smoothness of an electric drive train, all of which can help keep the stress level low
No matter where in Europe owners want to go this summer, they can use the EV trip planner in the FordPass app4th to make traveling even easier. The app calculates the route and plans any charging stops based on the current battery level of the Mustang Mach-E. The Intelligent Range feature also more accurately predicts how much range drivers will have by using previous driving behavior, weather forecasts and crowdsourcing data from other Mustang Mach-E vehicles.
The Mustang Mach-E’s ability as a summer road trip companion doesn’t end there either. The emptying luggage compartment under the bonnet, or “frunk”, allows moist and sandy towels or swimwear to be neatly stowed away, while models with the optional full-length panorama roof have a special glass coating for cooler interiors. An additional inner layer between the glasses also protects against ultraviolet rays.
The next generation of SYNC infotainment system5 It also allows users to split the 15.5-inch touchscreen between navigation and music selection – with Power Up Over-the-Air updates that add useful new features – and owners are ready for a great road trip adventure.
The first Ford Mustang Mach-Es arrived in Europe in June where it led the Norwegian car sales of the month. Please visit your local Ford website for more information
1 Based on the member states of the European Union and those of the 20 most important European Ford markets: Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain , Romania, Sweden and Switzerland. This also includes Turkey.
2 Based on a fully charged battery
3 The declared WLTP fuel / energy consumption, CO2-Emissions and electrical range are determined in accordance with the technical requirements and specifications of the European regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EU) 2017/1151 in the most recently amended version. The standard test procedures used enable a comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers.
4th FordPass Connect (optional on select vehicles), the FordPass smartphone app and free connected services are required for remote functionality (see FordPass Terms and Conditions for details). Connected services and functions depend on the availability of compatible partner networks. Developing technology / cellular networks / vehicle capability can limit functionality and prevent related functions from operating. Connected service excludes WiFi hotspot
5 Don’t drive distracted. Whenever possible, use voice-activated systems and avoid using handheld devices while driving.