Did you think that the Ford Mustang Mach-E was not going to be up to the task in terms of autonomy? You have just achieved a record never before achieved by a manufacturer. </p><div>
Taking a look at the international landscape in the automobile market, Tesla is the main visible head. It is logical, since it is the company that has always shown its interest in the development of electrical mechanics in the sector. However, the passage of the years has caused other manufacturers to have achieved reduce distances from the Palo Alto firm.
Now, after a few years of research and, above all, promoting investments in electricity, Tesla is seeing how there is a more and more competitive offer in the different segments in which it competes. In this sense, corporate holding companies such as Volkswagen or Ford, are making significant progress. One of the results that has attracted the most attention is the Mustang Mach-E.
Ford aims to conquer the alternative SUV market with the Mustang Mach-E
This SUV in order to compete against the Tesla Model Y, has come in search of a goal, to boost sales of electric models within the brand. For this, it has revolutionary technologies and, good proof of this, is the provision of a product capable of making things very difficult for you to companies of this caliber. Today has been confirmed to have achieved a record.
Interestingly, the new record is directly related to one of Tesla’s hallmarks of differentiation, namely autonomy. A team of specialists from the company has decided to make a route to check what are the true qualities of a model that was born with one of the most prominent names in the history of the brand, Mustang.
Let us see, therefore, what the proof has consisted of, why it can serve to explain why there is life beyond Tesla when it comes to the electric car and, of course, to what extent the sales of the American company’s SUV can measure up to those of the main competitors. Is it a model to comply with emissions or is it a differential product?
An autonomy typical of the most premium segment of the market
Taking a quick look at the numbers achieved by a unit of the Mustang Mach-E, it seems clear to think that we are before a model with great potential in the market. As can be read in the specialized portal InsideEV’s, a new record for electric car efficiency has just been set.
Apparently the test performed has had a total of 840 miles, or what is the same, 1,351 kilometers. Throughout this journey, it has been possible to set a consumption of 10.52 kWh, a record that shows the good work of the company. In fact, to cover all the distance mentioned above, it was only necessary to stop to charge the batteries twice.
The test drivers are respected experts in efficiency competitions
Now, is there a trick behind achieving these marks? The truth is that maybe. At the controls of this vehicle were Paul Clifton, Fergal McGrath and Kevin Brooker, which are renowned drivers in the world of consumption efficiency competition. In fact, they have several records related to diesel and gasoline cars on the same subject.
Now, how long did it take from the start of the test to reach the aforementioned 840 miles? It was only 27 hours, which helps to understand to what extent we are facing a technology capable of rival fossil fuel based options. Still, there is another little catch. The average speed of movement was 31 mph, that is, 50 km / h.
A demonstration of the value of the electric car in modern times
The concept that the use of electric cars is very limited continues in society. However, the truth is that everything has advanced at a great pace in recent years. The charging infrastructure, however, must continue to make progress in the future to dispel doubts on the acquisition of one of these vehicles. Long trips, as you can see, is possible.
What the user of an electric car should change is scheduling of stops in terms of number, waiting time and, of course, arrival times. In relation to charging, for example, you can take advantage of waiting at a service station during lunch or dinner hours with the aim of taking advantage of a drink while the batteries are powered by electricity.
Even so, part of the limitations of the electric car remain in force, there is no doubt about that. We will have to wait a while to know if the potential of this technology goes much beyond what we thought or if, on the contrary, the coexistence between classical mechanics and those based on electric motors it continues for a few years.