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Ford Mustang Mach-E's most efficient trim gets final EPA range estimate

The California Route 1 trim achieves Ford's goal and goes over 300 miles on a full charge.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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The California Route 1 trim achieves its goal.


The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E will do 300 miles on a full charge when equipped properly, but the California Route 1 trim will go just a little further, according to final estimates the EPA released this week: 305 miles. That makes it the most efficient that will go on sale, as was always Ford's intention.

To squeeze just a little more range from the electric SUV, the California Route 1 trim comes exclusively with a rear-wheel drive layout and the extended-range battery. Ford engineers also tossed in aero inserts to make it a slicker thing while driving. Otherwise, it's the same SUV. It will also be a far more affordable way to put a Mustang Mach-E with a 300-plus mile range in your garage. While the Premium trim is equipped to go 300 miles costs $56,700, the California Route 1 trim starts at $53,500.

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The first electric SUVs made their way to customers at the end of last year, but unfortunately, Ford confirmed delays for the vehicle. Right now, many customers are seeing delays up to eight weeks, pushing delivery times into March. Ford's reasoning for the delays surrounds additional quality checks after the car ships from Mexico to the US.

It's not clear if the current delays will translate to an even later introduction for the California Route 1 trim, though. Ford previously said the trim would launch sometime in 2021 with no further specifics to share. But, if you want the bargain long-range Mustang Mach-E, the EPA figures show it'll be worth the wait.

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