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Mustang SUV manages to squeeze 61 extra miles from 10 minute charge

Expect 13,500 North American charging stations when the Mach-E hits the market late 2020

The Mach-E hasn’t hit dealerships just yet but Ford engineers have managed to boost the all-electric SUV’s range by 30 percent from earlier estimates.

If you’re buying a Mach-E, check out our article on prices, availability, and tax incentives.

Mach-E RWD range

More specifically, the rear-wheel drive model with the extended-range battery adds an estimated average of 61 miles of range in 10 minutes using Electrify America’s DC fast charging station — faster than you can get a slice of pizza, as Ford puts it. 

Even with the standard-range battery, the rear-wheel drive versions adds an average of 46 miles of range in 10 minutes.

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Mach-E AWD range

The all-wheel drive Mach-E’s with the same extended-range battery now adds an estimated average of 52 miles of range with a quick 10 minute charge. The standard-range battery will dole out a respectable 42 miles. 

In about 45 minutes while charging on a DC fast charging station, both RWD and AWD configurations are estimated to achieve a 10 percent to 80 percent charge.

Table:

10 minute charges:RWDAWD
Extended-range battery:61 miles52 miles
Standard-range battery:46 miles42 miles

More Mach-E charging stations in the future

FordPass Charging Network NA Map May 2020

Nearly 50 percent of EV and/or PHEV owners and potential customers say a lack of charging stations is their biggest concern, according to Ford. And while electric vehicles sales continue to rise, the biggest hurdle to this growth will likely be the lack of charging stations available.

To battle this, the Blue Oval is working hard setting up their FordPass Charging Network, solidifying it as North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network. The idea here, of course, is to ensure the new 5-seat SUV’s charging duties are both easy and convenient. 

Nearly 50 percent of EV and/or PHEV owners and potential customers say a lack of charging stations is their biggest concern

Adding 1,000 more charging stations and 5,000 more charge plugs to the network, Ford expects to have a total 13,500 stations and almost 40,000 plugs available when the Mach-E official hits the road. 

According the company, we can expect more network updates in the future. “We’re continually looking at ways to improve the customer experience for all aspects of charging for future Ford all-electric vehicles, so expect more updates to come,” states Ford’s director of charging & energy services.

Home charging the Mustang SUV

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Ford is throwing in a standard mobile charger with every new Mach-E, but it won’t offer enough juice for those long trips. This freebie is capable of charging on a higher voltage 240 volt electrical outlet and can add an average range of 21 miles per charging hour, while an optional 48-amp Ford Connected Charge Station will provide 30 miles per charing hour in just over 10 hours charging time.

A full charge using the extended-range battery on the real-wheel drive model takes about 14 hours, compared to an average range of three miles per charging hour with the standard 120-volt outlet. 

Note: keep in mind these range figures are approximations with some estimation in the mix; this info is directly from Ford — these their numbers. 

Amee Reehalhttp://ameereehal.com/
Shooting motors professionally since film was a thing, Amee's work has been published in various outlets including NBC Sports, Chicago Tribune, SuperStreet, GlobeDrive, MotorTrend, and others. He's a writer, editor at TractionLife.com, AJAC member, and full-time digital marketer at Traction Media working with national brands. Find him traveling, spending time with his kids and family. Or golfing, poorly.

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