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The new Mustang Mach-E is being tested on Norwegian roads for the first time
Press release • Aug 24, 2020 14:27 CEST

ON NORWEGIAN EARTH: Per Gunnar Berg, CEO of Ford Motor Norway, received the pre-production model of Ford's new electric car SUV, the Mustang Mach-E. In the next few weeks, it will undergo extensive testing on Norwegian roads and on Norwegian charging networks.

Today, Ford's new all-electric SUV, the Mustang Mach-E, arrived on an exclusive visit to Norway. Over the next two weeks, the car will for the first time be tested on Norwegian roads and tested extensively on a number of different types of public charging networks.

- The car is a pre-production model that will be tested in large parts of southern Norway by a Norwegian team. The goal is, among other things, to provide the latest feedback before production starts, not least with regard to the Norwegian charging network and how the Mustang Mach-E charges on various charging networks. All to contribute to the Mustang Mach-E being tailored for the Norwegian market, says CEO of Ford Motor Norway, Per Gunnar Berg.

The car that arrived in Norway in the morning hours today is a Mustang Mach-E, Long Range variant with four-wheel drive and an electric range of up to 540 km. The 99 kWt battery pack delivers 337 HP and a torque of 565 Nm.

According to the plan, the test car will be on a 14-day visit to Norway where it will be tested in practical use on Norwegian roads. Then all types of input and test data will be handed over to those who are now responsible for the final adjustments of the all-electric SUV.

Ford in Norway has participated in the development of the Mustang Mach-E

Ford Motor Norway has actively participated in the development of the new all-electric SUV, which is available with an electric range of up to 600 kilometers, then with rear-wheel drive.

- Norway is the country in the world that has the most experience with electric cars. We also have demanding and changing weather and driving conditions. This has meant that Ford has requested and received advice from us internationally throughout the process of developing the new Mustang Mach-E. This is also the reason why the car is in Norway now. It also means that the Mustang Mach-E certainly delivers in relation to Norwegians' expectations of an electric car, says Per Gunnar Berg.

Unique driving mode and improved functionality throughout the life of the car
Mustang Mach-E is available with two different battery sizes of 75 kWt and 99 kWt. Both are available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive driven by two engines that distribute the forces independently between the front and rear axles.
It has three unique driving modes: quiet, active and untamed . The driving dynamics and the car's chassis are fine - tuned to the desired driving style. Both the steering, the lights in the passenger compartment, the sound and the fully digital screens change character according to which driving mode you choose.

With the all-electric SUV, you also get a car that, thanks to continuous wireless OTA updates, can be constantly developed. During the life of the car, Ford can with this system, for example, deliver better performance to the car or come with completely new functionality.


The "Game changer" has already been pre-ordered by thousands of Norwegians

Several thousand Norwegians have already pre-ordered the Mustang Mach-E, and during September it will be open for final orders. The first cars are expected to be delivered to Norway early next year, with four-wheel drive available from the start of production.

- With its unique combination of long range, available four-wheel drive, ample space, sporty driving characteristics, extensive new technology and competitive prices, the Mustang Mach-E has already become a "game changer". It will be even clearer when the first customer cars arrive in Norway in the new year, says CEO of Ford Motor Norway, Per Gunnar Berg.
 

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Lot's of Norwegian reservations in the Worldwide Reservation Tracker.
 

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Some more photos fo the car from Norway.


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Cool news: 300 real-world miles on an E4X with 14% charge remaining:

Open for order: Successful testing of Mustang Mach-E in Norway
Press release • Sep 02, 2020 11:28 CEST


After more than 2500 km on Norwegian roads and extensive testing against the Norwegian charging network, Ford Motor Norway concludes with a successful test period of the Mustang Mach-E. On September 17, it opens for the final order of the electric SUV.

- In a number of areas, such as charging speed and range, it has outperformed what we expected. With our pre-production model, we drove 484 km between Oslo and Trondheim without stopping. We still had 14% battery capacity left. We are very pleased with that, although of course it was an unpretentious test at a relatively calm pace for me to be, says CEO of Ford Motor Norway, Per Gunnar Berg.

The goal of testing Ford's new electric SUV on Norwegian roads and at Norwegian charging stations is to provide the latest input to Ford centrally before customer deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E start in Norway in early 2021.

Test drive 2500 km: Mustang genes galore
- We have been able to test drive the Mustang Mach-E more than 2500 km on Norwegian roads of very varying standards. The car is very spacious, comfortable and has very good driving characteristics. There are plenty of Mustang genes here for those who love to drive, says Berg.

The car that arrived in Norway on Monday a week ago is a pre-production variant with four-wheel drive and a range of up to 540 km.

- It was a very pleasant experience to drive the car to Trondheim. You sit high and have a good overview of the entire car. Even with my height of 1.91 meters, I also felt comfortable in the seat on the long trip. To the many thousands who have already pre-ordered the car, I just want to say that they can look forward to it. This was even better than expected, says Berg.



Up to 610 km range
Ford Motor Norway is planning to confirm the order from 17 September. Delivery starts from early 2021. Both four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive will be available from the start.

At the same time, Ford also announces that the range according to the new and much stricter WLTP measurement method on the rear-wheel drive variant has been adjusted upwards from 600 to 610 km. According to Ford Motor Norway, everything also indicates that retrofitting of the ski hatch in the luggage compartment will be possible.

The Mustang Mach-E will be able to tow a trailer with a permissible total weight of up to 750 kg, but it will not be type approved for roof loads. Ford will offer solutions for ski freight, bicycle freight, and the like on the available towbar.
 

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Does the Ford Mustang Mach-E Have More Range Than the Tesla Model Y?

Does the Ford Mustang Mach-E Have More Range Than the Tesla Model Y?
by Matthew Skwarczekon September 8, 2020

Regardless of what you think of the name, you can’t deny the anticipation surrounding the FordMustang Mach-E. After all, the First Edition Mach-Es are completely sold out. The EV’s production delay, though, gives its biggest rival, the Tesla Model Y, a chance to grab market share. But a recent test may give potential Model Y customers some pause. That’s because the Ford Mustang Mach-E may be able to go further on a charge than the Tesla Model Y.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E’s recent range test
A red 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E drives next to a lake

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E will be available in 2 trims. The standard-range model has a 75.7-kWh battery pack, and the extended-range model a 98.8-kWh pack, Car and Driver reports. With rear-wheel drive, the EPA estimates the extended-range model has 300 miles of range. With AWD, that’s cut down to 270 miles.

However, as the Porsche Taycan has shown, EPA estimates aren’t always real-world accurate. And it appears the Mustang Mach-E has demonstrated this fact once again, The Drive reports. Typically, though, electric car ranges are over-estimated. This time, however, it appears the EPA may be underestimating the Ford electric crossover’s range.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E’s range test was run Ford of Norway’s CEO Gunnar Berg. Starting from Trondheim, Berg drove south to the capital city of Oslo in an AWD Mustang Mach-E. As the crow flies, that’s 301 miles, InsideEVs reports. On public roads? It’s closer to 309 miles.

However, when Berg arrived in Oslo, the EV still had some range to spare. According to European testing standards, the AWD extended-range Mach-E is theoretically capable of 335 miles on a charge. But based on how much charge Berg had left, the crossover’s real-world range works out to 356 miles.

So based on Berg’s test, it appears the Ford Mustang Mach-E may be more efficient than Ford, the EPA, or the EU’s equivalent agency, estimated. But what about the Tesla Model Y?

How does the Tesla Model Y’s range compare?
2020 Tesla Model Y AWD Performance side

2020 Tesla Model Y AWD Performance side | Doug Demuro via YouTube

Tesla’s EVs promise large ranges. The newly-updated Model S, for instance, has a claimed 402 miles of range. And in Long Range trim, the Model 3 is estimated to do 310 miles on a charge. In comparison, the Tesla Model Y Long Range, with its 80.5-kWh pack, has an EPA-estimated 316 miles of range, Car and Driver reports.

But, as Carwow and Car and Driver have demonstrated, Teslas have struggled to deliver on those promises. To be fair, they do offer some of, if not the longest ranges available today. And few, if any EVs’ EPA estimates match real-world performance. Nevertheless, the Model 3 and Model S are not as efficient as the EPA’s testing procedures, or Tesla itself, claim they are.

And it’s a similar story with the Tesla Model Y. Despite its trick heat pump, in Car and Driver’s testing, the electric crossover saw a highway range of 220 miles. In InsideEVs highway testing, the Model Y saw 276 miles of range.

Is this really a slam-dunk for Ford?
Based on this, it seems like the Ford Mustang Mach-E beats the Tesla Model Y on range. However, that’s not necessarily the case.
 

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several times in that article he represents the EPA as underestimating the range, which is wrong. The EPA has done no such thing; the 300/270/230/210 EPA numbers are TARGETS as specified by Ford and no testing bodies are yet involved in publishing any range numbers for the Mach E.
 
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