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EXTENDED RANGE Hypermiling A Mach-E From Goodwood To Scotland Is Impressive

EXTENDED RANGE

Hypermiling A Mach-E From Goodwood To Scotland Is Impressive

When it comes to Mustangs, the discussion usually ranges from feats of speed and power to lap times and elapsed times.

With the Mustang Mach-E, the discussion can often include the vehicle’s range on a single charge. It is the number that most focus on, and the factory ratings are selling points, as charging times are still not as brisk as many would like.

While some people have endured lengthy slow-speed journeys to set world records, the crew at Goodwood want to see how a rear-wheel-drive Mach-E would fare on a real-world journey just outside its factory range limits. So they set out to deliver the Duke of Richmond’s Christmas card to the Jim Clark Museum some 414 miles away in a Mach-E with 379 miles of range.

While hypermiling is efficient, it is slow. It would have been interesting to compare elapsed times of this trip and one driven briskly but stopping more frequently for charging.
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To help the Mach-E exceed its promised mileage, the Goodwood crew consulted several hypermiling record-holders for tips. Among the tricks they used were pumping up the tire pressure to reduce rolling resistance and turning off the climate control to conserve power. They also toggled off the one-pedal drive and avoided cruise control to allow the driver to make more anticipatory use of coasting. Additionally, they set a speed limiter at 50 mph to ensure driver error would not cause them to exceed the recommended top speed.

The team at Goodwood pushed the Mustang Mach-E to its limits and found that with a few tricks and some careful driving, it handily exceeded its promised range.
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In the end, the Mach-E endured cold weather and traffic to travel more than 412 miles, which wasn’t quite enough to make the full trip. With just a 3-percent charge remaining they turned off for more juice just short of the destination, but it was still an impressive outing nonetheless.

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