I'm surprised the Mustang E fails with the weight down low, the very reason the Tesla does well.Interesting, watch the entire video.
As caveman pointed out; "Fully loaded to the max with passengers and luggage"I'm surprised the Mustang E fails with the weight down low, the very reason the Tesla does well.
I wonder how GM's magnetic ride control equipped cars will perform in the test as they cite the Citroen as the best ever results, I know it is different tech, but they seem to have similar goals.
I'd say the moral of the story is that the world throws unexpected things at you, your car can't be designed to handle all of them.
Definitely fully loaded is a problem. Back in the day I never liked driving all of the guys around when I had my '89 Cavalier Z24. With four or five guys in it the car was all over the place (no, I wasn't drinking) - hard to handle and certainly didn't like cornering. I've no doubt it will have failed the moose test miserably.As caveman pointed out; "Fully loaded to the max with passengers and luggage"
Many "normal" vehicles also failed this test.
I wonder what the Mustang EV GVW is?
Curb Weight* Long Range Battery, Dual Motor: 4,416 lbs
GVWR** Long Range Battery, Dual Motor: 5,302 lbs
I believe the Mach E was tested with smallest tire (225) and heaviest battery choiceOverweight car, under-tired with likely mediocre all-season tires, plus car is overloaded. As I said, these tests have gotten a lot of attention but IMO they're all about headlines and PR. There's nothing realistic about these. How about test with average weight male and female in front seats, hey what a crazy idea.
If I were a maker who got trashed by these tests--that appears to cover almost everyone except Roller and Bentley--I'd do my own realistic tests and publish a refutation.
I remembered. I think. Last time I had a full load was in my Rover 2000 with five people aboard, running around upstate NY in 1969. So this is not a typical load, for me and for most of GMI drivers either. Why has nobody called baloney on this yet?
Load capacity for e is 850 lbs. So you get 720 for two male two female average weight 'murricans, and 130 in the trunk. Yes, 'murricans are heavy. 190/170 are the rough figures I've found on algore's amazing internet.