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The NEW Ford Mustang Mach-E

 

The New Mustang – Hands on / 8 Great things about it!

We got an exclusive hands on with the Ford Mustang Mach – E at it's launch event in LA.Here are 8 great things about the vehicle that is the spear head of the future of Ford's and Mustangs EV Adventure!

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Sunday, 17 November 2019

We recently went to LA with Ford to check out the all new Mustang Mach-E and it is fantastic! It comes with two battery pack sizes, three power outputs, the Mach-E can come in either rear-wheel drive or a all-wheel drive and the first edition series will be available in limited numbers and will be unique! Furthermore there will be two optional technology packs and comes in eight different exterior launch colours. Plus not only that, but an all high-performance GT version will also be available at a later date! While the All-New Mustang Mach-E will only be available to purchase online at the Ford online marketplace.

First Edition…what is it?

The first edition versions will be fully equipped with all options and have the following features (they’re pretty cool!)

  • AWD
  • 337 PS
  • 99 kWh battery
  • Available in three exterior colours including one exclusive First Edition colour (Grabber Blue Metallic)
  • Body styling kit with body-colour detailing
  • Unique First Edition scuff plates
  • SENSICO seat covers with red or blue stitching (depending on exterior colour)
  • Full-length panorama roof
  • Technology Pack +

Specifications

Powertrain, Performance, and Key Dimensions

MACH-E

AWD

First Edition

Drive

RWD

AWD

AWD

Battery pack size* (kWh)

75 99

75 99

99

Power (kW/PS)

190/258 210/285

190/258 248/337

248/337

Torque (Nm)

415

582

582

Vehicle range (km) WLTP estimated

450 600

420 540

540

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (seconds)

<8

<7

<7

Top Speed (km/h)

180

Kerb weight (kg)

1993 2111 2086 2218 2218+

Length (mm)

4712

Width (mm)

1881

Height (mm)

1597

*Battery packs come with an 8-year/160,000 km warranty.

Exterior Colours Availability

  • Absolute Black
  • Iconic Silver
  • Rapid Red
  • Star White
  • Infinite Blue
  • Space White
  • Carbonised Grey
  • Grabber Blue Metallic (exclusive for First Edition)

Note: Exclusive First Edition vehicles will only be available in three colours: Rapid Red, Carbonised Grey, and Grabber Blue (exclusive for First Edition). After all First Edition vehicles have been sold, Grabber Blue Metallic will no longer be available. Grabber Blue Metallic First Editions come with exclusive blue interior stitching, and Rapid Red and Carbonized Grey come with red interior stitching.

Ford Mach-E Technology

As you’d expect the Ford Mach-E comes equipped with a TON of tech…customers can choose between the following two optional technology packs:

Technology Pack

10-speaker B&O Sound System
Hands-free tailgate
Traffic Sign Recognition
Advanced Active Park Assist with 360° Camera  Active Drive Assist with Lane Centring

Technology Pack +

(this includes Technology Pack content plus these additional features):

Eight-way power memory front seats with advanced memory (standard on AWD)
Perforated SENSICO premium feel comfort seats with coloured stitching
Power-foldable door mirrors with puddle lights (standard on AWD)
Full-length panorama roof

New Technologies

The All-New Mustang Mach-E will be available with the following new technologies:

  • 15.5-inch touchscreen and 10.2-inch Full Digital Cluster –New to the segment these technologies will provide a premium HMI experience
  • One-pedal drive –One-pedal drive accelerates the vehicle and utilises regenerative charging to slow the vehicle to a standstill if required
  • Front Trunk –Offering 100 litres of stowage space, it is waterproof and fully washable similar to the new Ford Puma MegaBox
  • Phone as a Key –The user’s mobile phone replaces a conventional key fob, enabling drivers to unlock the car as they approach the vehicle without any action required
  • Key fob-free entry and ignition –A key-pad in the B-pillar allows the car to be unlocked using a personalised code. With a different personalised code entered on the HMI screen, the vehicle can even be started
  • Passenger doors can be opened using a push button. This will unlock the vehicle, inform the customer about the status through a green lit lock sign on the B-pillar, and will enable the customer to pull the door open.
  • Over-the-air updates –Software updates can be received over-the-air and vehicle data can be transmitted to the cloud (within the boundaries of local data protection regulations)

    Advanced Connectivity Features

  • FordPass Connect
  • Ford SYNC 4 with Connected Navigation and Natural Voice Control
  • Stolen Vehicle Alert/Tracking/Immobilisation
  • Local Hazard Information
  • AppLink Remote Control
  • Wireless integration of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Smart Home Integration (Alexa) – Smart devices that are connected to Amazon Alexa can be controlled from within the vehicle

Driver Assistance Technologies

A suite of advanced driver assistance technologies will be available on the All-New Mustang Mach-E:

  • Active Park Assist 2 with 360° Camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane Centring
  • Auto High Beam
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Cross Traffic Alert With Active Braking
  • Driver Alert
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Glare-free high beam
  • Intelligent Speed Limiter
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Post-Collision Braking
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear-view camera
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • Reverse Park Aid

Additional Features

  • Hands-free tailgate
  • Wireless charging pad

Features highlights by series

MACH-E

 AWD

(features additional to rear-wheel drive)

First

Edition

(features additional to AWD)

18-inch alloy wheels

19-inch alloy wheels

19-inch alloy wheels

LED Mustang-inspired signature taillights

Adaptive LED Mustang- inspired signature headlights with glare-free high beam

Full-length panorama roof

10.2-inch Full Digital Cluster & 15.5-inch touchscreen

Eight-way power memory front seats

Hands-free tailgate

Phone as a Key

Contrast-coloured heated power-foldable door mirrors with puddle lights

10-speaker B&O Sound System

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go

Red brake callipers

Exclusive exterior colour options

Up to 150 kW DC high power charging

Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive

Active Park Assist 2 with 360° Camera

Ford Mach-E Charging

Charging is a vital part of electric vehicles and the Ford Mustang Mach-E gives you everything you need to get up and running again. It will come with a Ford Home Charge Cable for AC charging at home, on holiday or even when visiting friends. By supplying you with a 2.3kW home socket cable.

You will also have a Public Charge Cable which will give access to public charge points with power up to 11kW. Furthermore it can be charged via high-power DC charges at a maximum of 150kW.

  • AC Home Charging
    A home socket can be used to charge the vehicle using the Ford Home Charge Cable. You will also be given several adapters to use other power sockets such as a blue camping socket.
  • Ford Connected Wallbox Charging
    If you order a Ford Connected Wallbox you’ll be able to charge your car with up to 11 kW which will help to reduce charge times. Better yet it’s incredible safe as the Ford Connected Wallbox has integrated fault protection and a variety of smart features.
  • DC Charging
    The Mach-E can be charged up to 130kW for the 75kWh battery pack and up to 150kW for the 99 kWh battery back. Why’s this important? Well you can add up to 93km with just 10mins of charge time. Also, you can charge your car up to 80% in 38mins approx with the 75kWh battery pack and 45mins for the 99kWh battery pack.

Ford are also founding members and shareholders in the IONITY consortium. They aim to build 400 high power charging stations in key European locations by the end of 2020. Helping to significantly reduce charge times for all electric vehicles!

Ford Mach-E and Mobile Apps

Ford have partnered up with NewMotion and by using connectivity with the FordPass Connect on-board modem, the FordPass app will highlight to their drivers public stations in Europe. You can see where they are, initiate and pay for charging services right within the app.

Furthermore drivers can monitor their vehicles charge status remotely. Furthermore by using the FordPass Power My Trip feature, you are able to plan a trip whilst considering the current charge state. If the vehicle requires charging you will be given charging points along the way which make it the most efficient trip for you as possible. Not only that the app will also highlight points of interest to help make the most of the time you have whilst it’s charging!

Ford customers in Europe can push pre-planned routes from their phone to their vehicle over the air. Driving itineraries created elsewhere can be seamlessly downloaded to the vehicles sat nav. This means drivers can get in and set off on their chosen route!

Ford Mach-E Tech Specs Rundown….

 

Ford Mustang Mach-E Behind The Scenes!

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FAQ’s From Ford

How much will it cost?

GERMANY: Prices will start from €46.900 for the RWD version, going up to €66.800 for the First Edition

UK: Prices will start from GBP 40.270 for the RWD version, going up to GBP 58.000 for the First Edition

NORWAY: Prices will start from NOR 412.000 for the RWD version, going up to NOR 589.000 for the First Edition

FRANCE: Prices will start from €48.990 for the RWD version, going up to €69.500 for the First Edition

NETHERLANDS: Prices will start from €48.425 for the RWD version, going up to €69.440 for the First Edition

[Note: Mach-E GT pricing not available until later]

When will it be in European dealerships?

It will be in selected European markets in the autumn next year. It will also be sold in North America and China.

When does the pre-ordering start?

The pre-ordering for European customers will start with the reveal event on November 18th for our priority markets Norway, Germany, UK, France, Netherlands and Switzerland.

Can people buy this car on the internet only – without going via a Ford dealer?

Mustang Mach-E is being sold using a new online purchasing process. Customers can choose to do this at home, or to go to a Ford dealer and run through the online process with dealer assistance. Delivery of the car will happen via a Ford dealership.

What version will be available – will you do AWD and FWD?

Customers can choose between AWD and RWD versions. No FWD.

The car looks big – what are the dimensions and the weight?

The car is 471 cm long, 188 cm wide, and the height is 160 cm. weight is between 1993 kg and 2218 kg, depending on battery size and whether it’s AWD or RWD.

Will it be sold in all markets across Europe?

Yes, eventually. We have identified our top markets as Norway, Germany and UK as they have the highest demand. The other priority markets are France, Netherlands, and Switzerland. These are the markets with the largest existing customer acceptance for all-electric vehicles. Other European markets will follow soon after.

Will it be built off an existing or new platform?

The vehicle is built off an all-new all-electric architecture.

How many versions will you be offering customers, and will they all be available at launch?

Ford will offer six different models in Europe: RWD (two battery sizes, early 2021), AWD (two battery sizes, late 2020), First Edition (late 2020) and GT (2021).

Are there any differences between the US and European version of Mustang Mach-E?

Visually and technically the cars are identical. There are some minor differences due to legal requirements and in the marketing packages offered. Specifically:

  • Headlamp technology for Europe is different (includes glare free auto high beam), but this isnot visible. Indicators are also fitted to meet European requirements.
  • The Mach-E badges are different, as the “4” in Mach-E4 X is not used for Europeanvehicles. Instead European vehicle will get an AWD badge on the liftgate.
  • The US offers wheels with aero shields, which Europe doesn’t offer. Non-aero shield wheeldesigns are otherwise identical.
  • US offers a black coloured roof, which Europe doesn’t offer on base and AWD.
  • The US will offer a light interior and a black interior on Base and Premium. Europe onlyoffers the light headliner on Base (including a-pillar, rest of pillars is black) and black interioron AWD and First Edition.
  • The package tray is standard in Europe, in the US it’s optional.
  • US vehicles will contain satellite radio, European versions will have DAB+.

What is the targeted maximum range in Europe?

We are targeting a range of up to 600 km (370 miles) under WLTP for Europe.

The New Ford Mustang Mach-E

We recently attended the launch of the new Ford Mach-E. Here is some more info about it!

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What Technology Is Popular In Cars Right Now

A car can simply serve its purpose of getting you from A to B, or it makes commuting to work a lot more stress-free, and there’s not a chance you’ll have to spend your time under someone’s armpit on a cramped train. However, all cars have a certain amount of technology that makes driving that little bit more enjoyable. Here are some of the most popular technology features in cars right now.

 

Vehicle Tracking Software

When we lose something, or it gets stolen, it can be crushing when you have no way of tracking it. Now that phones and other electronic devices have the ability to be tracked, cars are now having this software installed into their hardware so that it’s possible for them to be trackable. This is not only good for drivers but for local authorities to help them spot stolen vehicles. There’s definitely a high amount of vehicles that get stolen each year, and if criminals are aware of these tracking softwares being in cars, it’s less likely to happen. Not only that, but they have less of a chance of getting away with it.

Rearview Cameras For Parking

Everyone has their strong points when driving and there’s the odd maneuver that perhaps aren’t so strong. A lot of the time, parking can be a difficulty for some drivers. Cameras are a great way to solve this problem, and now many cars have rearview cameras installed to help drivers navigate the tightest of parking spaces. It’s also good for when you’re reversing, and your viewpoint may not be as clear when looking at your wing mirrors. It’ll also help to provide footage of crashes and accidents when they happen. That’ll make your wheel repair that little more affordable if the damage wasn’t your fault.

Connecting Phone Apps

It’s no surprise that many of us are using our phones to control our lives. Not just ourselves but for our homes too. With apps that can control our lights to the heating of our home, even when we’re not at the property itself. So there are plenty of apps now that you can connect to your car, and that give you more features to use within the car itself. There are ones that can help you to lock your car doors remotely and to start the car so that it’s warm and ready on a cold winter morning.

Sound Alerts For Objects

Sound alerts for moving or stationary objects in the road are great for reducing the number of accidents that happen. Being on the road can be very dangerous, and a lot of accidents can happen from careless driving or just by not being attentive. So when you’re reversing back or trying to park, these beeping sounds that increase as you get closer to the object are very handy. It’ll certainly save you some money too!

 

Technology is only going to advance and who knows what will become of our cars in the future. Driverless cars exist after all!

Marcus on BBC Radio London! (VIDEO)

 

Recently Marcus was invited to BBC Radio London to friend of the podcast, Aurie Styla’s show #TheScene! They discussed a lot of things such as The Switch, #NewPhoneWhoDis, The Rizen: Possession, and of course, How To Kill An Hour! Many thanks to BBC Radio London for having us on!

BBC Radio London Guests

Also on the show, was friend of the show, Travis Jay you can listen back to our show with him by clicking here! Sophie Tea was also on the show talking about her artwork! You can view her artwork by clicking here!

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Don’t Forget about The Switch! 

The Switch is featured in a brand new podcast competition that is on the look out for the best upcoming podcasting talent. It’s called LaunchPod and Marcus’ podcast The Switch has been shortlisted. Fingers crossed that we win! The Switch – Marcus Bronzy

Marcus’ podcast finds human stories in the world of technology, focusing on the people who are using tech to “switch things up” in the world we live in, and the way tech affects our everyday lives. Marcus is a TV, radio and podcast presenter and producer.

(LaunchPod)

So, LaunchPod’s a super cool initiative which gives people the chance to create podcasts and share them with a much wider audience with Acast/WiseBuddahs help! You can listen to Marcus’ BBC Radio London show with Aurie by clicking here!

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Classic Car How To Kill An Hour

8 Awesome Customizations And Modifications For Your Ride

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For pretty much everyone nowadays, owning and driving a car seems to be more of a necessity than just a nice luxury to have. With the number of people that own them, you could miss out on a bunch of different things in life if you are without one. If you don’t have a car, it seems that you’re in the minority.

 

As for car owners, we all want to be sitting in the most comfortable and most convenient place possible for when we’re behind the wheel. Thankfully, we don’t have to settle for the bare minimum all of the time when it comes to this – we can add, remove, customize and modify an awful lot of things with our motors – with help from professionals or even with our own work. As we said, there are absolutely loads of things that can be done, but let’s take a look at a few.    

 

Paint Job

 

If you’re not exactly digging the current color scheme of your ride, then you can head on down to a paint shop and have a little talk with the guys and gals there about what might be the best course of action for you. When you get your car sprayed a new colour, you get to choose a bunch of different styles. If you want the entire car done, then, of course, that’s possible. You can also have different areas of the car painted – for example, if you only want the hood or trunk to be changed, then that’s possible, too. If you want to add anything like flames or stripes, then that’s something the pros could do for you, also.  

Seats

 

When changing up your interior, there are a whole host of different things you can do. One of the most significant changes you can make is to switch up the seats – you’re going to have your backside on them for a long time, after all. You can buy custom seat covers that will make things a little more comfortable or you can go all out and get them replaced entirely.

 

Engine

 

If you want to upgrade your car’s performance, then you can do so in a multitude of ways. A good way to get it performing better would be to improve the engine. There are a few modifications that a mechanic can sort out for you, like adding an air filter or a supercharger. They can also replace the entire engine for a few bucks.     

 

Suspension

 

The suspension keeps the car running as smooth as can be. It’s the middle-man between the wheels and the driver. A good suspension will absorb any shocks or any bumps that you’re likely to encounter, so if you’re feeling as though you’re driving in quite a rough motor, then you can head down to the shop and have a talk about upgrading the suspension.  

 

Number Plate

 

It’s a fairly low-key change relative to the paint and the interior, but if you wanted to add a little bit of extra personalization to your car, you could change up with number plate. As long as it’s not offensive or anything like that, then you can have whatever you like. If you don’t know exactly how to remove and replace a number plate, then you can click here and follow the instructions to figure it all out. Some people might see it as a silly little option to have, but many enjoy them, so it’s worth a think.     

 

Exhaust

 

Upgrading your exhaust might be something that you’d like to think about. The exhaust helps with the engine flow, so the better the exhaust, the higher your car is going to perform. Again, this will be something that you will let professionals mull over. While it’ll improve your car’s performance, people also like to have a big fat exhaust to enhance aesthetics.

 

Gearstick

 

Another low-key modification to the look of the car. If you’re not overly bothered with something as small as this, then perhaps you won’t even think about it. But there are a lot of people out there that want this customized as they’re going to have their hands on it a lot.  

 

Steering Wheel

 

You can change up your steering wheel if you want to. It’s another part of the car that you’re going to have your hands on a lot of the time, so why not think about making it perfect for you. You can have it completely switched to something better for you, or you could add covers to it.  

Phase Wireless DJ Controller

Phase is a brand new wireless DJ Controller, the first of it’s kind. Allowing you to control tracks from DJ software. Without needing turntable needles of timecode control vinyl. Two audio remotes capture the turntable rotation information. Then it will wirelessly transmit the information to a receiver. The receiver will then process the information and send it to your DVS setup.

It’s very easy to use and offers unprecedented communication, quality and reactivity. It will not be affected by external disruptions that affect common DJ equipment.

Technologically Advanced

The Phase wireless DJ controller is more stable and accurate than any other digital system. Furthermore it offers an incredible level of reliability of DJ’s. As it is incredibly intelligent. Rotations are detected and records even the smallest of rotations. That information is then instantly sent to the software offering real time audio control with pinpoint accuracy. Consequently guaranteeing seamless signal quality in any situation.

The patented technology of Phase Wireless DJ Controller is unaffected by external perturbations, such as rumble, defective turntables or any other common DJ equipment issue.

Precision

Phase gives you the sensation of mixing on standard audio records without giving up the comfort of a digital controller. Perform on a digital controller as you would on standard audio records. It works easily and smoothly with any DVS DJ setup thanks to 2 stereo RCA outputs. Software that’s compatible is Serato DJ Pro (& lite), Virtual DJ, Traktor and Rekordbox.

Ease of Use

Phase has immense charge. One single charge gives you up to 10hrs of mixing per Remote. The Phase is also built to last allowing it to resist daily usage and hazards that it may encounter. Phase comes with 2 extra remotes too, allowing you to charge two and use two. Allowing you to not stop DJ’ing.

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