Ford’s Mustang has scored a full five stars in the latest round of Green NCAP examinations.
Introduced in 2019, Green NCAP publishes ‘green star ratings’ in order to better summarise how efficient a vehicle is. It’s judged on its energy efficiency, its local pollutant emissions and greenhouse gas emissions, with an aim to promote cars that pollute less and have less of an impact on the environment, too.
Thanks to its fully electric powertrain, the Mach-e returned maximum points when it came to its impact on air and its production of greenhouse gases. Since its tailpipe emissions are zero, it was shown to have a near-zero impact on the local environment.
It did drop a few points when it come to energy efficiency, as a result of some lost energy when subjected to a WLTC+ cold ambient test and a high-load, motorway-like examination, resulting in a 9.4 out of 10 score for energy efficiency. The world-harmonise light-duty-vehicle test cycle (WLTC) is a laboratory-based test where the vehicle is started from cold. The better the efficiency, the further the car can be driven on a single charge.
All of the factors contributed to the Mach-e’s five-star rating, with Green NCAP claiming it a ‘green choice for consumers’.
The Mustang Mach-e has also been tested by Green NCAP’s partner programme Euro NCAP, where it was awarded a maximum five-star rating for safety, too.
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