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September 18, 2020


There are lots of potential benefits to driving an electric car. They can be cheaper to run, quieter, offer speedy acceleration and in some cases are allowed into areas where petrol or diesel cars are not.

But for many drivers, one of the main concerns with switching to electric is how far they’ll be able to drive before needing to recharge.

That’s known as “range anxiety”, and we’re introducing a new technology for our all-electric Mustang Mach-E to help alleviate it.

Mustang Mach-E dashboard detail

Called Intelligent Range, the cloud-connected system helps ensure the driving range countdown that drivers see on the instrument display is as accurate as possible.

Warm or cold weather can impact electric driving range, so the system takes into account forecasted weather conditions. Then it looks at the energy usage of other Mustang Mach-Es connected to “the cloud”, and factors that in its calculations. And the technology considers your past driving behaviour, too. 

All of this allows Intelligent Range to let drivers know more how much further they can drive more precisely.

Mustang Mach-E 1400 front view

The new feature can also be upgraded with over-the-air updates. In future, it will be able to factor in real-time traffic conditions, road slope, the terrain and elevation of a given route, and even the temperature at the driver’s destination.

One of 18 new electrified vehicles we’re introducing to Europe before the end of 2021, our Mustang Mach-E will have a targeted pure-electric driving range of up to 600 km (more than 370 miles).

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