Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E becomes triple Guinness World Records holder
The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E has become a triple Guinness World Records holder after adding two charging titles to its existing ultra-efficiency record.
This summer’s economy run between John O’Groats and Land’s End had already seen the car break the world record for electric car efficiency after travelling at an average 6.54 miles per kilowatt hour (kWh).
The record-breaking team have now also been accredited with setting the shortest-ever charging time – the time of 43 minutes 13 seconds beats the previous 75-minute record by Tesla.
And the Mach-E set the record for the fewest charge stops from John O’Groats to Land’s End in an electric vehicle after the team carried out just a single charge across the 840-mile route. Ford added that this record will stay with the Mach-E as it cannot be beaten.
Tim Nicklin, Ford’s electrification manager, said: “As deliveries ramp up, customers can be assured of Mach-E’s viability for daily use – as evidenced by this triple record-breaking performance, even on the UK’s most extreme journey.
“Ford’s own Go Electric report on consumer perceptions reveals that the average range which the public thinks an 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, and under 45 minutes of top-up charging on route, it can easily accommodate customers’ everyday requirements.”
The world records were set by a team comprising BBC transport correspondent Paul Clifton, Honda senior project engineer Fergal McGrath and Kevin Booker, IT systems and fleet officer at the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. The team already hold petrol and diesel economy records between them, gained at Fleet World’s longstanding MPG Marathon event and its spiritual successor, the WLTP Challenge.