2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Increases Range and Charging Speed

Ford has finally released some details on the 2024 Mustang Mach-E, about nine months after carmakers customarily release information on the new model year’s vehicles.

The company has teased us for a while, with previews of the Mach-E GT Bronze Appearance Package and the off-road-flavored Mach-E Rally, but now we’ve finally got some specifics on charging and electric motor performance.

The available 91-kilowatt-hour extended-range battery pack now charges more quickly from a 10 percent state of charge to 80 percent in 36.2 minutes, which Ford says is 8.8 minutes faster than before. The 72-kWh battery charges to the same level in a claimed 32.3 minutes, which is 5.7 minutes faster.
These are welcome improvements, but the claims are curiously precise for a vehicle that never seemed to achieve its previous claimed charging times in my experience. Ford hasn’t said what contributes to the improvements, so we don’t know whether there are changes to the on-board electronics are just new software controlling the charge process.

As we saw previously with Rivian, Ford has developed an in-house eMotor that provides improved performance and that also contributes to an increased driving range. The base Mach-E, with the standard battery pack and rear-wheel drive, is now rated to go 250 miles, which is a 20-mile improvement. 

The extended-range, rear-drive Mach E is now rated at 320 miles, which is also a 20-mile improvement. The all-wheel-drive Mach-E GT goes 280 miles, which is 10 miles more than in 2023. The new-for-2024 Mach-E Rally only gets 265 miles from its extended-range battery pack because of the additional aerodynamic drag from its 1-inch-higher ride height and its higher-rolling-resistance off-road tires.

For 2024, the Mach-E GT gets the MagnaRide computer-controlled magnetic dampers, Brembo front brakes, and Ford Performance front seats as standard equipment. Previously these features were limited to the GT Performance Edition. GT buyers can select the Performance Upgrade, which the company boasts makes the Mach-E quicker than a Tesla Model Y performance.
The Mach-E GT with the Performance Upgrade sprints to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and finishes the quarter mile in 11.8 seconds at 114 mph. This is thanks to an additional 100 lb.-ft. of torque released by revised software. The Performance Upgrade is available at the time of purchase or it can be added later.

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Ford has made improvements to the Mach-E’s infotainment system that include a redesigned interface that the company says simplifies access to key apps and information. The interface also incorporates a cleaner appearance, and the menus are simplified, so that the Settings screen now displays all of the relevant information on a single screen, without the need to scroll that annoyed customers. Similarly, the USB and Bluetooth audio inputs have been combined into a single app so customers don’t have to switch apps to change music sources.

Pricing for the Mach-E starts at $41,890 (including destination) for the standard-range 72-kWh battery and rear-wheel drive. For the 91-kWh extended-range battery and all-wheel drive, the starting price is $51,890. The GT starts at $55,890 and the Performance Upgrade is an additional $995.

The Bronze Package, which is only available on the GT, adds another $1,995. The fun-looking Rally starts at $61,890, which could take some of the fun out of it.