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2021 mach E4X on the Motorsports Park Hastings, Nebraska racetrack during the Mustang Roundup X on October 2, 2020. You can see the mach E at corner 11 and then 12 entering and completing corner 13 and accelerating down the front straightaway. SOUND OPTIONAL!

Ford Engineer Todd Soderquist, Chief Engineer for the mach E in China, brought a 2021 Mustang mach E4X to the Mustang Roundup X, held on October 1-4, 2020. Todd drove the car from Detroit experiencing driving and charging stations along the way to Hastings, NE. Todd stated, “It was a good experience for me to go through a long-distance trip in an electric vehicle and experience what a customer will. Part of that experience is figuring out where there are high-speed charging stations. If you pick a low-speed charging station you could be there for seven hours, versus a high-speed charger it could be 30 minutes.”

The version mach E he was driving has a range of 230 miles from one battery charge to the next. This model car can go 0-60 mph in less than five seconds. The top GT model can do that in 3.5 seconds. Todd stated, “The entire team at Ford knows what Mustang means, and it’s important to them that we don’t damage the brand. So, the vehicle we’re making is significantly better than it would have been if we hadn’t called it Mustang.

When you tell an engineer, their part is going on a Mustang they understand what the customer emotionally wants and what value performance they want out of the vehicle, and it changes the perspective on what they deliver. It’s been good. It’s been really good for customers.” Todd wants us Mustang owners to understand that the Mustang brand will be expanded to include the mach E and other cars similar as Porsche has many other vehicles like the Cayman and Porsche Cayenne SUV. (Some information taken from the October 2, 2020 Hastings Tribune article “Electrifying experience”
 

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2021 mach E4X on the Motorsports Park Hastings, Nebraska racetrack during the Mustang Roundup X on October 2, 2020. You can see the mach E at corner 11 and then 12 entering and completing corner 13 and accelerating down the front straightaway. SOUND OPTIONAL!

Ford Engineer Todd Soderquist, Chief Engineer for the mach E in China, brought a 2021 Mustang mach E4X to the Mustang Roundup X, held on October 1-4, 2020. Todd drove the car from Detroit experiencing driving and charging stations along the way to Hastings, NE. Todd stated, “It was a good experience for me to go through a long-distance trip in an electric vehicle and experience what a customer will. Part of that experience is figuring out where there are high-speed charging stations. If you pick a low-speed charging station you could be there for seven hours, versus a high-speed charger it could be 30 minutes.” The version mach E he was driving has a range of 230 miles from one battery charge to the next. This model car can go 0-60 mph in less than five seconds. The top GT model can do that in 3.5 seconds. Todd stated, “The entire team at Ford knows what Mustang means, and it’s important to them that we don’t damage the brand. So, the vehicle we’re making is significantly better than it would have been if we hadn’t called it Mustang. When you tell an engineer, their part is going on a Mustang they understand what the customer emotionally wants and what value performance they want out of the vehicle, and it changes the perspective on what they deliver. It’s been good. It’s been really good for customers.” Todd wants us Mustang owners to understand that the Mustang brand will be expanded to include the mach E and other cars similar as Porsche has many other vehicles like the Cayman and Porsche Cayenne SUV. (Some information taken from the October 2, 2020 Hastings Tribune article “Electrifying experience”
 

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Interesting that it says it’s a Mach-E 4X so it’s AWD with extended range battery and it gets 230 miles between chargers on the long distance trip. So 230 highway speed miles vs estimates of 270 miles of range?
 

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Interesting that it says it’s a Mach-E 4X so it’s AWD with extended range battery and it gets 230 miles between chargers on the long distance trip. So 230 highway speed miles vs estimates of 270 miles of range?
I think the author forgot the number and looked up "mach E" and the first number he found was the 230mi SR RWD
 

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Looks good. Not really pushing it that hard though.
 

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Seem like he was accelerating pretty quick out of the corner.

Am I reading this right, he says he's getting 230 mi of freeway range on 30 minutes of charging?
 
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I was going to add that one too but the quality was low.
 

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Am I reading this right, he says he's getting 230 mi of freeway range on 30 minutes of charging?
Sort of, but I suspect those were more just two separate approximations that are apples and oranges. More notable to me was the 230 number, which is 85% of the (initial) 270 range. A bit of an odd percentage to choose, unless base range is improving. And likely generic range, not highway.

30 minutes should be more like a 50% charge rather than 85%.
 
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John LaRandeau also has a video of a very loud GT500 on that same track. Comparing the pace, they seem pretty close.
 



 









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