Ford’s marketing machine has found a new way to showcase the Mustang Mach-E. The electric Mustang Mach-E sets two new Guinness World Records, records that are as far-fetched as they are ‘nice to know’.
Ford brought the Mustang Mach-E to the attention in July this year by reporting that the electric SUV had set an economy record on the longest route you can drive on mainland Britain. The Mustang Mach-E, a rear-wheel drive long rangevariant, managed to cover more than 10 kilometers per kWh, an official record according to Ford and Guinness World Records. In August, Ford again drove the Mustang Mach-E on the 1,350-kilometer route from the north of Scotland to Land’s End in the South West of England. That resulted in two new records.
The two new records are pretty far-fetched. The Mustang Mach-E can call itself – yes – the car that set a record with “[…] the shortest charging time on the longest journey in mainland Great Britain.” During the ride, the Mustang Mach-E was on the charger for 43 minutes and 13 seconds. ‘Nice and easy’ – we hear you think. record’. Wrong! According to Ford, it has the “[…] the previous record was broken by over 30 minutes.”
The second new record is the following. The Mustang Mach-E had to be recharged once during the 1,350 kilometer trip. That too is a record, as it turns out. Until a car comes along that can cover those 1,350 miles without recharging, the Mustang Mach-E seems to hold this record of dubious relevance.