Electrical vehicles are in vogue these days because they stand for efficiency with the clean operation and exhibit sustainability. They are the smart choices made for the future. Multiple automakers are now steering towards building electric vehicles that do not contribute to air pollution and do not depend on non-renewable sources of energy for their fuel needs. Recently, Ford Mustang has taken a giant leap in this arena and set a Guinness World Record.
The company’s Ford Mustang Mach-E has set a world record in the Guinness Book by displaying commendable electric vehicle efficiency in its latest drive. It covered 6.54 miles per kWh on average while cruising on an 840-mile-long journey between John o’ Groats and Land’s End, as reported by the AutoCar.
The battery was of the capacity, 88 kWh, and ranged 379 miles on the WLTP test. The whole journey took around 27 hours and it commenced on July 3rd at nighttime so the traffic could be avoided. The average speed kept was approximately 31 mph. In order to turn this drive into an entirely efficient and energy-conserving one, the air conditioning was turned off, windows were closed, and the radio was also turned off.
The vehicle was driven by Paul Clifton mainly. He stated that the main purpose of undertaking such a long journey of 27 hours was to display that, electric vehicles are also fit for taking long-distance trips and cruising. They only stopped for a break two times and overall, the car took 45 minutes to charge. It is astonishing that at the end of such an exhaustive journey, the car still had 45 percent of battery left for use.
Usually, the main issue that sets people off from shifting to electric vehicles is their ‘range anxiety’, which makes them dubious of the extent the car can go to. This gave them a practical demonstration of a considerably long range for these vehicles. In fact, 87 percent of the vehicles on the road can shift to these cars without even needing to charge the car in the day, according to research. Another solution is the hydrogen car like the Toyota Mirai that also set a world record not long ago by going 623 miles without stopping for refueling. All these solutions are only applicable if the relevant infrastructure is provided.