Ford engineers conducted a series of torture tests on the Mustang Mach-E. They wanted to ensure the model could handle the wear and tear of tough daily driving.
Firstly, the Ford team used the onsite automatic car wash. The Mach-E could get thoroughly wet, and the exterior stood up to the abuse of consumer washes. The car passed tests against leaks and other exterior damages caused by water.
Secondly, Ford studied weight loads on the seats using various human body types. Engineers of the company programmed a robotic “butt” form to simulate how a person gets in and out of the car – at least 25,000 times.
They also tested the ActiveX seating material – how it withstands daily use and abuse. The robot butt did all tests well.
Thirdly, Ford tested the durability of the Mach-E’s Dragontrail glass of the 15.5-inch touchscreen to make sure it can withstand daily customer interactions.
Finally, Ford engineers made 300-mile testing on gravel roads – at 60 mph, nearly 200 times. The purpose was to evaluate the damage that the body paint was subject to by small rocks and cinder. The testers used two different grades of gravel stones – sharper and blunter.
All the tests were thorough and showed the Ford Mustang Mach-E was able to pass them successfully and to prove it was a capable vehicle.