What is WLTP? 

The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test (WLTP) procedure is used to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and is designed to represent everyday driving. It was launched in Europe in 2017 and better reflects on-theroad performance compared to the NEDC test procedure. It is designed to enable comparisons to be drawn between different vehicles which are tested under the same controlled test conditions. The test covers different driving styles with different average speeds. Importantly, the ambient temperature used in the testing is a consistent 23C.​

All-Electric Range 

For our EVs we also display the WLTP Extra High test value which reflects the less efficient scenario of motorway driving. This better illustrates the variability in real-world driving on a Mustang Mach-E or Kuga PHEV. This follows updated guidance from the Vehicle Certification Agency in the UK.

ModelDerivativeWLTP Extra High
WLTP Overall
Mustang Mach-E Select Range
Premium RWD Range
Premium AWD Range
202 miles / 325 km
293 miles / 472 km
277 miles / 446 km
244 miles / 393 km
273 miles / 439 km
372 miles / 599 km
341 miles / 549 km
304 miles / 489 km
Kuga PHEV ST-Line Edition
ST-Line X Edition
28 miles / 45 km
28 miles / 45 km
28 miles / 45 km
39 miles / 63 km
37 miles / 60 km
37 miles / 60 km

Real-World Variability. What Affects Range? 

The WLTP test is performed in controlled test conditions to provide customers the ability to see a like-for-like comparison. In the real world, as with petrol or diesel vehicles, there are multiple factors that influence and impact range performance: 

​Environmental Factors 

  1. ​Temperature outside and inside
  2. Road terrain and surface quality 
  3. Poor weather conditions


  1. ​Battery health
  2. Vehicle maintenance
  3. Tyre condition


  1. Driving style
  2. Payload
  3. Use of accessories

Maximising All-Electric Range

There are several steps that can be taken to maximise your all-electric range:

  • Pre-conditioning the battery and cabin: Set departure times to warm the battery and prepare the cabin while plugged in to a charging source. Managed via SYNC or FordPass.
  • Keep the vehicle plugged in whenever it is parked. In colder weather, parking under cover can be helpful.
  • Regenerative braking can capture and reuse more than 90% of the braking energy improving the efficiency of the battery and extending the battery range.
  • Maintaining a consistent cabin temperature is more efficient versus regularly turning the climate control on and off again

If you want more information or have further questions please get in contact with any of our showrooms, we'll be more than happy to help!

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