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Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Electric motors, home charging 11.1 - 13.6 mpp
Electric motors, public charging 6.2 - 7.6 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Electric motors 3.1 - 3.8 miles/kWh
  • Largely dependent on where you charge
  • Servicing should be cheap
  • Membership to charging network for early adopters

How much does it cost to run?

Charging times and prices will vary depending on whether you’re using a domestic wallbox or are out and about.

For reference, the extended range, rear-wheel drive should take about 10 hours to charge at home, or from 10 to 80% in 45 minutes from an Ionity 150kW pump. This method also promises 73 miles can be added in 10 minutes.

Early adopters are also eligible for five years’ of free access to the FordPass Charging Network and a year of Ionity membership.

The charge release button also has a ring of five lights to give you an idea of how full the battery is from a glance while it’s plugged in, which is handy.

Elsewhere we’d expect running costs to be quite low – using the regenerative braking means you won’t go through brake pads and discs at a rate of knots and the high-sidewall tyres should be simple to source. Plus, this being an electric car, you won’t have to fork out for things like oil or spark plugs.

Residual values after three years are predicted to be just under 53%.

Range and charging

This depends on which battery you choose. Below are the WLTP-backed options. These should all be taken with a pinch of salt.

  • RWD, Standard Range 70kWh 269hp – 273-mile range
  • RWD, Extended Range, 91kWh 294hp – 379-mile range
  • AWD, Standard Range 70kWh 269hp – 248-mile range
  • AWD, Extended Range, 91kWh 351hp – 335-mile range 
  • GT, AWD, Extended Range, 91kWh 487hp – 310-mile range

How reliable is it?

  • One recall so far
  • Bespoke platform
  • Lots of new tech

It’s too soon to tell how reliable the Mach-E will be, but it does come with a three year, 60,000 mile warranty as standard. The EV hardware is covered for eight years and 100,000 miles.

Service intervals for the Mach-e are every two years and 18,000 miles.

There has been one recall for the Mach-E so far. It was a small fault with the eCALL emergency system that was rectified with a software update.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) N/A
Insurance group 33 - 47
How much is it to insure?
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