So when Ford first announced their Mustang Mach-E, they undersold its charging potential, according to a new press release from the company. Not just a slight undersell either, in fact, they are now saying all the models of the Mach-E will charge 30% faster than they first thought on a DC fast charger.
In new tests, their RWD extended-range model got a pretty impressive 61 miles of range in just 10 minutes. That’s a 14 mile improvement over what Ford initially appraised! That was using Electrify America’s DC fast-chargers, which are part of Ford’s “FordPass” charging network.
This network is also expanding by 1,000 stations with a collectived 5,000 plugs, as well. Ford now says that the network, which is comprised of stations from several companies, will have more than 13,500 stations and 40,000 plugs at launch.
Mustang customers love the open road and less time recharging means more time enjoying the drive. We’ve made it a priority to make it faster to recharge their Mustang Mach-E, and we’re continuing to work with providers to ensure even more charge points are available through FordPass to make it easier to recharge. -Mark Kaufman, Ford global director, electrification
For the AWD Mach-E, the charge rate is still 30% higher, but not as fast as the RWD variant, with a fast-charge rate of 52 miles in 10 minutes. Even though it isn’t as fast, Ford claims both powertrains will charge from 10% to 80% in just 45 minutes.
The standard range battery, on the other hand, charges to 80% even faster, in about 38 minutes. Of course, the battery is smaller, so that makes sense. That rate is 46 and 42 miles in 10 minutes, for the RWD and AWD versions.
Now, all these numbers can be overwhelming, but what this represents is Ford’s full embrace of the possibilities of DC fast-charging. As the driver of a Nissan Leaf, I can really appreciate the advantage these newer cars have.
Even though most EV owners charge at home on standard outlets or 240V outlets, these emergency top ups are still very reassuring. Speaking of those home options, Ford is also releasing a 48-amp home charger for purchase, which will charge a Mach-E at 30 miles per hour.
If you’re not wanting to shell out for the premium 48-amp plug, well… every Ford EV will come standard with a mobile 240V cord, that will push 21 miles an hour into your battery.