In this episode of Munro Live, Sandy and Ben have a look at the electric battery setup in the Mustang Mach-E. The episode begins with Sandy and Ben looking at the underbelly of the vehicle after the battery tray has been removed. The battery tray is bolted in place under the vehicle into a rocker panel that combines together to create a structural member. This is a good design choice for the vehicle.
Going forward to the front of the car, Ben explains why the battery box also fits into an extruded aluminum piece that is also attached to a hollow cast aluminum piece behind the front craddle in order to create a crush zone, protecting the battery in a front collision.
Sandy and ben then go on to explain the connectors going to the battery and what they are for and finally they talk about the structural aspects of the battery box itself.
From there Sandy and Ben go through a chart comparing different electric vehicles batteries ranges, capacity and weights. Sandy puts out a special plea to help Audi with some of their designs that we think could be improved… for a cost of course, but to understand why, you will have to watch the video by clicking below: