Comfort from Range Anxiety
Here’s how the all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is helping drivers rediscover the freedom of the open road.
At its best, driving is freedom. It’s the ability to go where you want, when you want, even if the “where” is no place in particular. You can always just go.
In the 1960s, the Ford Mustang was one of the cars that came to symbolize that freedom – in songs, movies and the popular imagination – because it offered a unique blend of performance, style, value and a dash of rebellion. Today, 56 years later, Ford is reimagining how to deliver that freedom and romance of the road by introducing the Mustang Mach-E – an SUV intending for zero-emission certification. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is a groundbreaking electric performance SUV, a first for Mustang.
As electric vehicle technology is still relatively new, it is only natural that drivers and those interested in making the switch to electric will have questions. Range anxiety is often the most pressing concern when it comes to electric vehicles (EV’s) and, thankfully, Ford can help. The new Mustang Mach-E takes the guesswork out of when and where to recharge with the FordPassTM Power My Trip which considers the all-electric vehicle’s current state of charge and identifies charging points along your route^ , helping to give drivers peace of mind no matter where the road takes them.
The FordPass Charging Network includes over 13,500 stations with almost 40,000 plugs across the U.S. and Canada.
For starters, finding a place to recharge on the go will be easier. Last year, Ford announced it is offering all of its Mustang Mach-E customers – indeed, all of its EV customers – access to the FordPassTM Charging Network, the largest public charging network offered by automotive manufacturers in North America*. The FordPass Charging Network includes over 13,500 stations with almost 40,000 plugs across the U.S. and Canada. This also includes access to DC Fast Chargers (L3 charger), which, on the Mustang Mach-E with Standard range battery and rear-wheel drive, is estimated to achieve 10% to 80% charge in approximately 38 minutes†.
You can keep tabs on the recharging progress via the Mustang Mach-E’s in-car screens, or with the FordPass™ App≠, which also lets you set charging schedules, get notifications and see recommendations for available chargers. Since the Mustang Mach-E offers you a range estimate on the go thanks to Intelligent Range** – an innovative feature that accurately predicts how much range drivers have left – you’ll always know how far you can go before recharging. No anxiety necessary.
Because electric vehicle owners typically do the majority of their charging at home, if you plug in your car in the evening with the wi-fi and Bluetooth-enabled Ford Connected Charge Station you’ll wake up to a vehicle with a full charge that’s ready to go▲. And with the FordPass™ App≠ you can even pre-heat or cool the car’s cabin, which Ford calls “preconditioning”. Climate control use during hot or cold outside temperatures will adversely affect the driving range of an electric vehicle. To help reduce the impact heating and cooling systems have on range, electric vehicles can be preconditioned‡ ahead of departure while the car is still charging. The desired cabin temperature can be achieved without using energy from the battery, thus preserving range. This can be done through the FordPass™ App≠ and, in all-electric models, inside the vehicle itself. The Ford Mobile Charger, included with every Mustang Mach-E, can recharge the vehicle on any standard power outlet, while the wi-fi and Bluetooth-enabled optional Ford Connected Charge Station offers up to 10 times the charging speed of a standard power outlet▲.
Ford is targeting an EPA-estimated range of 475 km on the Mustang Mach-E Extended Range Battery and RWD◊ . There’s no guesswork, no uncertainty and you get to enjoy all the freedom of the open road, all without burning a drop of fuel.
*FordPass Connect, (optional on select vehicles), the FordPass App., and FordPass Connect Service are required for remote features (see FordPass Terms for details). Connected service is now complimentary for remote features excluding Wi-Fi hotspot. Connected service and features depend on compatible Bell network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. Certain restrictions, 3rd-party terms or message/data rates may apply.
At purchase, the FordPass Connect modem in some models is connected and sending vehicle data (e.g., diagnostics) to Ford. Vehicle data is stored by Ford Motor Company in the United States and may be accessible by US governmental authorities. To disable, or for more information, see in-vehicle connectivity settings. Learn more at www.FordConnected.com.
** Navigation service requires SYNC®4 and FordPass Connect (optional on select vehicles), complimentary connect service and the FordPass app (see FordPass Terms for details). Eligible vehicles receive a complimentary 3-year trial of navigation services that begins with new vehicle warranty start date. Customers must unlock the navigation service trial by activating the eligible vehicle with a FordPass member account. If not subscribed by the end of the complimentary period, the connected navigation service will terminate, and the system will revert to embedded offline navigation.
Connected service and features depend on compatible Bell network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features.
FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply.
^ Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible. Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear.
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