European premiere for an exciting electric sports car in a class of its own: Ford presents the Mustang Mach-E GT.
The high-performance version of the electric crossover has a peak output of 342 kW (465 hp), while the all-electric drive train transmits its power to the road via all-wheel drive. The torque of 830 Nm can be converted impressively into propulsion: the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h only takes 3.7 seconds. The market launch of the GT variant is planned for the end of 2021. The sales prices will be announced in good time before the market launch, according to Ford in a current release.
The European premiere of the Mustang Mach-E GT in Rotterdam / Netherlands took place as part of the “Go Electric” road show, with which the company deepened knowledge of electromobility, resolved myths and increased consumer confidence in the numerous advantages of electrified vehicles wants to increase.
The new Mustang Mach-E GT shows what a purely electric drive can do. But performance alone is of no use if drivers do not have full confidence in the suitability of their vehicle for everyday use. With our charging initiatives, Mustang Mach-E buyers can enjoy the driving experience of this electrified vehicle with confidence knowing that they can quickly and easily recharge their batteries anywhere in Europe.Stuart Rowley, President of Ford Europe
This sporting performance and unique character of the new Mustang Mach-E GT will make its namesake, the sports car icon Mustang, all honor, Ford. Unlike the purely electric Mach-E offers ample space for five people and a smooth operation, as only an electric car can achieve. Two motors mobilize the system output of 342 kW and deliver 830 Nm of torque, which is flexibly distributed between the front and rear axles. The result of this layout is agile handling and acceleration at the level of real high-performance sports cars. The Mustang Mach-E GT reaches its electronically limited top speed at 200 km/h.
The tailor-made configuration of the GT version includes the adaptive MagneRide chassis, 20-inch alloy wheels, red-painted brake calipers and two exclusive body paints. The upgraded interior welcomes passengers with performance seats and a steering wheel with suede inserts, only available in the GT. A 15.5-inch touch display in full HD resolution is available to customers for operating the next SYNC generation of communication and infotainment systems. This system analyzes the driver’s behavior and on this basis provides tailor-made suggestions.
Up to 500 kilometers according to WLTP possible
The extended range battery of the Mustang Mach-E GT has a usable capacity of 88 kWh – enough for a purely electric range of up to 500 kilometers according to the WLTP standard. A system called Intelligent Range is supposed to optimize the range yield by calculating very precisely in advance how far your own vehicle can get with the respective battery charge based on previous driving behavior, weather forecast and crowd data from other Mustang Mach-E.
At the roadshow in Rotterdam, Ford also announced further performance data for the standard version of the Mustang Mach-E. In the version with all-wheel drive and extended-range battery, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds and draws level with leading competing models in this discipline. The range should be up to 540 kilometers in the WLTP cycle.
The manufacturer has set up the FordPass charging network so that motorists can enjoy their tours carefree in the Ford e-models. With 30,000 new stations since October 2019, it is one of Europe’s largest associations of publicly accessible charging points. Thanks to the partnership with NewMotion, customers can easily find charging stations using just one customer account, navigate to them, charge, pay and, if necessary, monitor the charging process remotely. The service is available in 21 European countries.
In addition, there are 400 quick charging stations (HPC) with their almost 2400 charging points, which the Ionity consortium – of which Ford is a founding member and partner – will set up along European trunk roads by the end of 2020. The Ford Mustang Mach-E can use a charging power of up to 150 kW at Ionity and other HPC charging points, thereby significantly reducing charging times. If the Mustang Mach-E is recharged at an Ionity station with 150 kW, ten minutes are enough for it to gain an average of 119 kilometers of range in the configuration with extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive. The maximum range of this variant according to the WLTP standard is expected to be up to 610 kilometers.
Tailor-made solutions instead of off-the-shelf services
Ford believes that the broadest possible range of electrified powertrains is the most effective way of engaging drivers with an energy efficient future. At the beginning of 2020, the company appealed to governments, companies and institutions to promote the switch to electromobility by accelerating the expansion of the public charging infrastructure. For its part, Ford supports motorists with its hybrid models to save fuel, pollute the air less and to trust the potential of electric mobility. About 75 percent of the Ford Puma delivered to customers by August have the mild hybrid drive, which supports the Ford EcoBoost petrol engine with a 48-volt unit. During the same period, every second Kuga customer ordered his vehicle as a plug-in hybrid.
In a pilot test in Great Britain, 20 Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Vans (PHEV) have now covered more than 240,000 kilometers. It turned out that the fleet in central London covers around 75 percent of its mileage purely electrically. The plug-in hybrid drive can therefore make a significant contribution to reducing emissions in city centers, provided the battery is charged as often as possible and the vehicle is driven as often as possible in purely electric mode.
Fully hybrid versions of the Ford S-MAX and the Ford Galaxy will appear next year and complement the well-established Mondeo Hybrid. To this end, the company invested 42 million euros in the plant in Valencia, Spain – including a modern battery production facility.
The ultimate in electric power: the Mustang Mach-E 1400
As the ultimate highlight of the electric performance, Ford also presented the all-electric prototype Mustang Mach-E 1400 in Rotterdam. The single piece delivers more than 1000 kW (more than 1400 HP) peak power. More than 10,000 working hours of Ford Performance engineers and tuning specialists RTR Vehicles went into the development. The primary task of the brute model: It should close the gap between what consumers trust an electric car and what these vehicles are actually able to do in practice.
Seven electric motors give this prototype a unique flexibility to react to all driving conditions – from impressive drifts to high-speed drives on the racetrack. The extreme aerodynamics correspond to the extraordinary driving performance and can be adapted depending on the purpose.