2021 Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 Is Ford's Longest-Range EV Yet

Connor Hoffman
·2 min read
Photo credit: Ford
Photo credit: Ford

From Car and Driver

  • The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 has an EPA-estimated 305 miles of driving range on a full charge.

  • The Mach-E California Route 1 is equipped with an 88.0-kWh battery pack and rear-wheel-drive.

  • It starts at $50,900 and is available to order now.

The 2021 Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 is Ford's longest-range electric vehicle yet, and the EPA estimates that it will travel 305 miles on a single charge. That's five more miles than rear-wheel-drive Mustang Mach-E models equipped with the 88.0-kWh extended-range battery. The $50,900 California Route 1 model does, however, fall 21 miles short of the Tesla Model Y Long Range electric crossover, which starts at $51,190.

Photo credit: Ford
Photo credit: Ford

Tesla's Model Y Long Range has all-wheel drive, although a rear-wheel-drive Standard Range model is now available with an EPA-estimated 244 miles of range. The Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 is equipped with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel-drive Mach-Es are available, but offer less range because the secondary drive unit has "associated parasitic losses," Ford told C/D at launch. The California Route 1 is equipped with an 88.0-kWh battery pack paired with a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor on the rear axle. Total output is 290 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque, and Ford claims that that the California Route 1 gets to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

Ford says that the Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 is lighter than the rear-wheel-drive Extended Range model, which has a 300-mile EPA-estimated range. It also has tweaks to improve aerodynamics including a set of 18-inch wheels with black aero covers wrapped in Michelin all-season rubber.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at $43,995 for the rear-wheel-drive Select model with an EPA-estimated 230 miles of range. The 305-mile California Route 1 starts at $50,900 and is available to order now.

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