Ford’s all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV made its European debut at the US car firm’s ‘Go Electric’ marketing event in London’s Marble Arch yesterday, as the auto giant advances plans to electrify all the future passenger vehicles it brings to market.
The Mustang Mach-E has a driving range of more than 370 miles under WLTP regulations, the firm said, and is estimated to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in 38 minutes on a DC fast-charging station. It leads an expanding field of Ford electrified vehicles, with 14 set to be on sale before the end of 2020, growing to 18 by the end of 2021. Globally, Ford is investing $11bn to electrify its vehicles, the firm said, utilising a range of powertrain technologies in doing so, including 48-volt mild hybrid, full hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric.
All-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will be backed by a Ford Charging Solutions “ecosystem”, the firm added, announcing plans to install 1000 charging stations at Ford facilities across Europe over the next three years. Mustang Mach-E customers placing a reservation in 2020 will receive a free one‑year subscription to the FordPass app, the firm said.
Ford Europe President Stuart Rowley called on local authorities to support the push for electrification with faster expansion of public charging infrastructure.
“Infrastructure is critical to helping consumers have the confidence to go electric, but we can’t do it on our own. Accelerated investment by all the key stakeholders across the U.K. and Europe is more important than ever,” Rowley said.
Ford’s investment in car electrification