Unleashing the Power: The Electric Car Revolution and the Mustang Mach-E
It’s no secret – electric vehicles (EVs) have evolved from a niche concept to a literal driving force that is shaping the future of transportation.
While the Government decision to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2023 has spiked the popularity of the new evolved all-electric motors, the reality is that the ever-increasing popularity of EVs can be attributed to their cost-effective longevity, technological advancements, environmentally friendly nature, and the growing awareness of the need for sustainable living.
Now, with the world of electric vehicles moving from strength to strength, Ford have championed their first all-electric SUV after one of its most iconic sports cars: introducing the much anticipated Mustang Mach-E.
In this article, we’ll explore the rising trend of electric vehicles, shining a spotlight on what is making EVs so appealing to modern living, drawing on the new Mustang Mach-E as a groundbreaking example that illustrates the seamless combination of performance, style, and comfort.
An Evolved Performance
Electric Vehicles of today are combining new technologies with manufacturing innovations, and the Mustang Mach-E is a clear example of how all-electric models have evolved the base performance of vehicles, whilst enhancing the driving experience across the board. To demonstrate: harmonising comfortability with power, the Mach-E includes three driving modes:
- Engage: the default setting
- Whisper: eco-focused performance for a smooth ride
- Unbridled: prioritises performance for those who want to accelerate with real power
Allowing for fine-tuning driving dynamics, the Mach-E provides you with the ability to swiftly adapt your drive to best suit your journey. Whether you’re on a smooth and quiet ride into the city or town center, or you want to feel the true ‘kick’ of the Mustang as it resonates with speed and power with the unbridled driving mode.
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The silent power of electric vehicles is one of the most distinctive, and sometimes deceptive, characteristics of any EV – especially in a model such as the Mach-E that can leap from 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds.
When we think of a traditional combustion engine, used in both petrol and diesel fuelled vehicles, we’re instantaneously familiar with that pronounced sound during acceleration, and our minds deduce the greater the roar, the stronger the power. Displacing this myth, all-electric cars operate in a much smoother and eloquent manner, while still providing you with that ‘red button’ of choice to turn into a sheer driving force.
“So what’s the difference?” Well, As EVs have no need for an internal combustion engine, fuel tank, or fuel pump, drivers are able to fully experience the force and speed of an electric vehicle, without the need for the accompanying roar of the engine. Despite this, some EVs do include sound options for comfortability to provide the driver with familiar sounds to help their driving experience. In addition, by removing the need for an internal combustion engine, fuel tank, or fuel pump, EVs have the added maintenance bonuses of eliminating the need to maintain oil levels and changes. Further, with the implementation of regenerative braking, a system that mirrors the function of a generator by feeding energy back into the electrical system to help replenish the battery and improve efficiency over time, you won’t need to change your breaks as often either.
Future-Tech: The Advancements of Technology in Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles today are utilising a host of innovative and updated tech to help with almost every aspect of the driving experience. From regenerative breaks to optimised weight distribution, all the way to a smart dashboard that offers a central hub for both entertainment and mechanical needs. The evolution of integrating the latest technology is well on its way, and its implementation has provided a plethora of upgrades to help with performance and safety.
Showcasing these technological advancements through the Mustang Mach-E, some of the key features that the Mach-E boasts are its enhanced safety and technological assisted systems. For example, the Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, utilising electronic horizon map data to dynamically adjust speed based on the road or terrain, provides a seamlessly adaptive driving experience.
Championing safety as paramount, Pre-Collision Assistance is constantly scanning the road ahead, automatically applying brakes when necessary to mitigate frontal collisions.
Delivering an enhanced spatial view, the integrated Blind Spot Information System and Cross Traffic Alert acts as an extra set of vigilant eyes. Meanwhile the inclusion of Evasive Steering Assist adds an extra layer of protection, aiding drivers in avoiding obstacles during emergency manoeuvres.
Collectively, these cutting-edge technologies illustrate the evolved state that EVs are moving towards, specifically positioning the Mustang Mach-E at the forefront of innovation and Ford’s commitment to the future of electric vehicles.
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The Drive Towards Sustainability
It’s no secret – when it comes to climate change, air quality, and air pollution, Electric Vehicles are an effective solution that aid in the global commitment to sustainability. As such, the increasing popularity of EVs is closely tied to the green and clean benefits of emitting around half as much carbon dioxide on average than a petrol or diesel vehicle, with the evolved all-electric cars like the Mustang Mach-E producing zero emissions – meaning it does not emit any pollutants into the atmosphere.
As all-electric vehicles deliver on the day-to-day needs of drivers, alongside the added available features that streamline performance and minimise their environmental impact, it is clear that they stand as the forerunner for the future – and the world knows it.
To help encourage greener living and travel, the drive towards sustainability has opened additional opportunities for financial savings, including government incentives, tax breaks, and the potential savings associated with avoiding congestion charges.
Avoiding Congestion Charges
As a growing incentivisation programme to propel sustainable living forward, an increasing number of cities, such as London, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, and Sheffield – to name a few – have all introduced Clean Air Zones, with fees designed to discourage polluting vehicles from driving there at peak congestion times. Other charges may also apply to petrol cars that EV drivers get to avoid, including the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge and the Toxicity (T) charge.
Where Do I Charge an Electric Vehicle?
Charging an EV is simpler than ever, and thanks to the growing network of charging points, you will find both public and dedicated EV charging stations at supermarkets, service stations, carparks, and well, in almost every convenient location.
The BlueOvalTM Charge Network offers seamless accessibility to over 300,000 charging points, with more than 16,000 situated in the UK, including high-speed IONITY charging stations. This extensive network is part of a larger European infrastructure of over 500,000 charging points.
Available through the FordPass, the BlueOvalTM
Charge Network enables you to conveniently power your all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle on the go. Utilising in-vehicle Ford Charge Assist, locating suitable charging points along your route becomes effortless, providing real-time information on availability, cost, and charging speed for your selected charging point.
How Much Does an Electric Vehicle Cost to Run?
Unsurprisingly, EVs are more affordable to drive, have lower maintenance costs, and come with low or no vehicle tax. On average, it costs less than £1.30 to drive 100 miles if you charge your car during off-peak hours, compared to £11.05 for a petrol car.
When it comes to service and maintenance, an EV is lower because these cars have fewer moving parts and feature a regenerative braking system that puts less wear and tear on the brake disks and pads. As a result, electric vehicles often cost 30 to 50 per cent less to maintain than petrol cars.
Where Can I Buy an Electric Car?
For those contemplating the transition to electric, the question you are left to ask: “Where can I buy an electric car?”
Many traditional car dealerships now offer electric vehicles alongside their conventional range. For example, here at Busseys Ford Dealership, we offer a wide selection of all-electric and hybrid vehicles, and with our Your Ford Electrified campaign, switching to an electric vehicle has never been simpler.
Another option that is available is leasing. Vehicle contract leasing can be an attractive option for those who want to try out an electric car without committing to a full purchase. We recommend contacting our specialists to help answer any questions you may have, including booking a test drive to make sure you get the vehicles that is right for you.
Alternatively, we also offer a diverse selection of high-quality used cars. Our used electric vehicles provide a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option, whether you’re looking for an electric family car for long-haul trips, or just something to get you from A to B. Explore our range of used electric cars to find the perfect fit for you.
Embark on the electric revolution with the Mustang Mach-E or explore the Ford electric and hybrid car range today and redefine your driving experience. Not just electric, it is a statement of the future.