The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s most energy-efficient electric car, following a 1351 km journey across the UK.
The route, known to be Britain’s longest, took the crew from John O’Groats to Land’s End, and according to Ford just 45 minutes of charging was required during the journey.
Keep in mind that this was not a record for the longest distance travelled between charges, but rather for the lowest energy consumption in an electric car, which equated to 10,45 km per kilowatt hour of electric energy, according to independently verified data. This translates into a range of well over 800 km, which is also significantly higher than the Mustang Mach-E’s official 610 km claimed range.
Ford says it took on the task of setting a new benchmark “miles per gallon” for battery cars in order to help alleviate the range anxiety fears that potential buyers sometimes have.
“This record is about demonstrating that electric cars are now viable for everyone, not just for short urban trips to work or the shops, or as a second car, but for real-world use on long cross-country journeys.” said the world record team members Paul Clifton, Fergal McGrath and Kevin Booker. “We’ve proved that, with this car, the tipping-point has been reached.”
First unveiled in 2019, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric crossover vehicle, featuring a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain that produces combined outputs of 358 kW and 814 N.m. In performance terms, Ford is promising a 0-100 km/h sprint time of under four seconds, which is not quite in Tesla territory but impressive nonetheless.