Article By John Redfern

Ford Mustang Mach-E scores five-star safety rating

Crash tests by Euro NCAP saw the electric Mustang awarded the maximum rating for crash safety and eco credentials.

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E electric SUV has been awarded the top five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP.

It becomes the sixth electrified Ford to gain the maximum rating, with impressive performances for both adult and child protection.

A host of safety technology also ensured the Mach-E secured a high score from the Euro NCAP assessors.

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The Mustang Mach-E performed well in both frontal and side impact tests, gaining 92 percent for adult occupant protection.

Aiding this score is a standard central airbag, which helps prevent occupants colliding with each other in side-on crashes.

An Active Bonnet reacts to impacts with pedestrians, with an autonomous emergency braking system helping to prevent collisions in the first place.

Standard equipment includes an advanced emergency system. In the event of a collision, the Mach-E can automatically call the emergency services to alert them.

Secondary braking also helps prevent the car from moving again after a crash.

Ford is also celebrating the Mustang Mach-E gaining five stars as part of the Green NCAP eco assessment.

As an all-electric vehicle, the Mach-E scored the maximum 10 points on the Clean Air Index, with no tailpipe emissions.

The Green NCAP testing evaluated the energy efficiency of the Mach-E, awarding a score of 94 percent. Only in cold ambient testing did the Ford perform slightly below the maximum, but still better than average.

Stuart Southgate, director of safety at Ford of Europe said: “Customers can be confident they’re driving a vehicle that can look after them just as much as it looks after the environment.”

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