Ford says all-electric Mustang Mach-E will enhance accuracy of driving range estimates using cloud-connectivity
Ford announces that the all-new Mustang Mach-E comes equipped with a feature to help more accurately predict how much range drivers have left, becoming more precise over time.
Future over-the-air update will enable even more accurate connected vehicle predictions – including the ability to factor in real-time traffic conditions, terrain and elevation of a given route and more – letting drivers know if they need to anticipate a charging stop.
In case a customer runs out of charge, the BEV Roadside Assistance programme will tow their all-electric vehicle to their home, the nearest public charger or an electric vehicle-certified Ford dealership
“Changes in driver behaviour and the environment can often impact range, which is the reason other electric vehicles often experience significant range adjustments,” said Mark Poll, electric vehicle charging user experience manager, Ford Motor Company. “Ford is tapping the power of the cloud to make estimates even more accurate – reducing the need for surprise charging stops and to help reduce customers’ anxiety.”
The all-electric Mustang Mach-E – with a targeted pure-electric driving range of up to more than 370 miles according to the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) – spearheads a rapidly expanding Ford electrified vehicle range and is one of 18 new electrified vehicles the company is introducing to Europe before the end of 2021.