Ford’s latest all-electric car, the Mustang Mach-E, is a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ holder after demonstrating its ultra-efficiency between John O’Groats and Land’s End.
Awarded for the lowest energy consumption in an electric car, independently verified data showed that the Ford Mustang Mach-E travelled over 6.5 miles per kilowatt hour (kWh) of electrical energy.
With 88kWh of available battery capacity, the efficiency achieved reflects well over 500 miles of range, adding more than 120 miles to Mustang Mach-E’s official 379-mile range – and trebling the miles per kWh target set by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for this new electric vehicle record.
“The Ford Mustang Mach-E’s range and efficiency make it an everyday car for tackling unpredictable journey patterns. We did a full day’s testing totalling 250 miles and still had 45 per cent battery charge on our return.”
Fast charging the rear-wheel drive extended range Mustang Mach-E, which set the record, at 150kW adds around 73 miles of driving range within 10 minutes of charging.
Receiving the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ on behalf of Ford, UK electrification manager Tim Nicklin said: “The Mustang Mach-E’s efficiency minimised charging along Britain’s longest route and proved itself as a game changer.
“Ford’s own Go Electric report* on consumer perceptions reveals that the average range which the public thinks a fully charged electric car can travel is under 150 miles. If the Mach-E can achieve well over three times that distance in the hands of professionals, it can easily deliver its official ‘miles per tank’ to owners – and dispense with any previous range anxiety.”
The Ford Mustang Mach-E world record team was supported on their overnight journey from the tip of Scotland to the western end of Cornwall by the AA’s current Patrols of the Year for roadside assistance and recovery, Ben Sheridan and Simon Blake respectively, co-driven by Vince Crane and Dave Baker.
Their principal charging locations used, run by BP pulse at Wigan and Ionity at Cullompton, are among over 15,000 total which can be located, navigated to and paid for in the Ford Pass app.
Official record set
Lowest energy consumption driving from John O’Groats to Land’s End in an electric car is 6.54 miles per kWh, achieved by Kevin Booker, Paul Clifton (both UK) and Fergal McGrath (Ireland) from 3-4 July 2021.
Lowest energy consumption driving from John O’Groats to Land’s End – electric car | Guinness World Records