Ford: Mustang Mach-E charges faster than expected
Ford has conducted a series of tests and concluded that its newest electric SUV – the Mustang Mach-E – refills its batteries considerably faster than simulations predicted, and runs longer.
Ten minutes spent at the Ionity Charging System enable the Mach-E (RWD Extended Range spec, max. 98.8 kWh battery size) to cover an additional 74 miles (119 km), although the model predicted only 58 miles (93 km). The all-wheel drive version lags only slightly behind with 66.5 miles (107 km).
This makes the SUV much more autonomous than previously believed, Ford states. Various tests conducted over the past several years indicate that EV drivers prefer faster charging times to giant battery sizes or superior single-charge mileage.
Refilling the abovementioned battery from 10 to 80 percent takes 45 minutes. The RWD model has 600 kilometers (373 miles) of WLTP-rated range, and the AWD model has 540 km (335 miles).
Overall, the findings look quite promising, indeed, especially since the Ford Mustang Mach-E makes do with 150-kW charging station standard and doesn’t depend on high-power stations.
Editor Andrew Raspopov