The Mustang Mach-E, Ford’s latest all-electric vehicle, became the holder of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD, after demonstrating its enormous efficiency between John O’Groats and Land’s End.
Awarded for the lowest energy consumption recorded by an electric car, independently verified data showed that the Ford Mustang Mach-E traveled more than 10 kilometers for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy consumed.
With 88 kWh of battery capacity available, the efficiency achieved translates into more than 800 kilometers of autonomy, increasing by 190 kilometers the official range of 610 kilometers of the Mustang Mach-E, and tripling the target set by the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for this new record for electric vehicles.
Record performance, on this longest journey in Britain, required charging stops of less than 45 minutes.
Starting from John O’Groats with a full charge, the 1,352 kilometers to Land’s End – equivalent to climbing Mount Everest almost entirely – required just two stops for loading at Wigan, North West England, and Cullompton, Devon.
Ford’s Mustang Mach-E team is committed to setting a new consumption benchmark for electric vehicles to help eliminate the fears and anxiety associated with the range issue. Being able to easily tackle the longest direct distance possible in the UK, with short cargo stops, proves the Mustang Mach-E’s viability for all day trips.
With the Highway Code recommending a driving break of at least fifteen minutes every two hours, the record record shows that conscientious drivers, who adopt safe driving, take longer breaks in travel to rest, longer than the time needed to load your vehicles.
The members of the world record team, Paul Clifton, BBC transport correspondent, and the companions Fergal McGrath and Kevin Booker, who shared the driving with him, who already have, among themselves, several records for saving petrol and diesel, said: “This one record has to do with demonstrating that electric cars are now viable for everyone. Not just for short city trips to work or shopping, or as a second car. But for use in the real world, on long trips between countries. We proved that, with this car, the turning point was reached”.
“The range and efficiency of the Ford Mustang Mach-E make it a car for everyday life, as well as for coping with unpredictable journeys. We performed a full day of tests on a total of 400 kilometers and we still had 45% battery charge for our return.”.
The high-capacity, rear-wheel-drive Mustang Mach-E, the record-setting model, is quick-charging 150kW to add about 117 kilometers of driving range in just 10 minutes.
Upon receiving GUINNESS WORLD RECORD certification on behalf of Ford, Tim Nicklin, Responsible for Electrification, said: “The Mustang Mach-E’s efficiency has reduced the need for reloads along Britain’s longest route, proving to be a benchmark in this regard.”
“The report Go Electric Ford’s report on consumer perceptions reveals that the average range that the public thinks a fully charged electric car can cover is less than about 240 kilometers. If the Mach-E manages to cover more than three times that distance in the hands of professionals, it can easily make its official charge kilometers available to owners and thus eliminate any anxiety associated with the issue of autonomy”.
On this long overnight journey from the tip of Scotland to the western tip of Cornwall, the team that set this world record for the Ford Mustang Mach-E was supported by current AA Roadside Patrolmen of the Year, Ben Sheridan and Simon Blake, along with respective partners Vince Crane and Dave Baker.
The main charging sites used, managed by BP pulse in Wigan and Ionity in Cullompton, are among over 15,000 spots which can be located and paid for using the Ford Pass application, a system that also allows navigation to the selected charger.
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The lowest driving energy consumption between John O’Groats and Land’s End in an electric car is 9.66 kilometers per kWh, achieved by Kevin Booker and Paul Clifton (both UK) and by Fergal McGrath (Ireland), on July 3 and 4, 2021, which can be confirmed on the official site.