The technology is designed to tackle range anxiety “about when and where customers can recharge” by being able to "accurately estimate how much range the all-electric SUV has (remaining)”.
By taking inputs from driving behaviour, weather forecasts, and information gathered from other Mustang Mach-Es that have travelled the same route, intelligent range can more accurately gauge the distance the vehicle can travel before its battery will require recharging, the brand says.
“Electric vehicle customers need to be able to trust their range estimates,” Ford’s global director for electric vehicles Darren Palmer said.
“People want to be confident they’re going to make it where they need to go, whether they’re on a road trip or coming home from work.”
The intelligent range software will also notify drivers if changes in conditions cause a considerable shift in estimated driving range compared to the distance shown at the start of a trip.
Utilising over-the-air technology – which the Mustang Mach-E was confirmed to get last month – intelligent range will also be upgradeable, with future iterations of the software set to receive updates including real-time traffic conditions, terrain and elevation details for further accuracy in driving range predictions.
Is the Ford Mustang Mach-E coming to Australia?
Australian plans for the Ford Mustang Mach-E remain unclear. A Ford Australia spokesperson today told CarAdvice there is “no news on Mustang Mach-E coming to Australia.”
Last year, CarAdvice reported the Mustang Mach-E would be built in a right-hand drive configuration for the UK, however it is yet to be confirmed for Australia.