- ford claims that its upcoming 2021 mustang mach-e electric crossover equipped with the extended-range battery will charge from 10 to 80 percent in 45 minutes, and those equipped with the smaller standard-range battery will do it in 38 minutes.
- the base select model is capable of up to 115 kw of fast-charging capability, while all other mustang mach-e models will go to 150 kw.
- ford's first electric crossover starts at $44,995 and can reach prices over $60,000.
the 2021 mustang mach-e is ford's attempt at entering into the mainstream electric-vehicle market. to make the electric mustang competitive with tesla, one thing it'll have to do is be able to replenish its battery quickly on the road. ford has just released numbers claiming that, on a dc fast charger, the mustang mach-e equipped with the 98.8-kwh extended-range battery will charge from 10 to 80 percent in 45 minutes, and those equipped with the 75.7-kwh standard-range battery will do it in 38 minutes. these numbers are about a 30 percent improvement on preliminary estimates ford gave out.
during ford's test at an electrify america dc fast-charging station, the mustang mach-e with the extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive replenished 61 miles of range in 10 minutes, the automaker said. tesla's claim for its v3 supercharger is that "a model 3 long range operating at peak efficiency can recover up to 75 miles of charge in five minutes." with an all-wheel drive mach-e, ford saw 52 miles replenished in the same amount of time. in 10 minutes, cars with the standard-range battery were good for 46 miles in rear-wheel drive and 42 miles with all-wheel drive.
the base select model is capable of up to 115 kw of fast-charging capability, while all other mustang mach-e models will go to 150 kw. porsche is currently the leader with its 350-kw fast charging. the tesla model 3 and model y can charge at 250 kw, while the s and x are limited to 150 kw. when we took our long-term 2019 model 3 long range to a 250-kw tesla supercharger, we saw a peak of around 201 kw—but we didn't precondition the battery.
all mustang mach-es come standard with a ford mobile charger that can plug into 240- or 120-volt outlets. ford claims that mustang mach-es equipped with the larger extended range battery and rear-wheel drive can charge from zero to 100 percent in just over 14 hours while plugged into a 240-volt outlet, and charge about 3 mph on a 120-volt outlet. a 48-amp ford connected charge station is also available for mustang mach-e owners. this charger can replenish the battery in just over 10 hours and charge at rates of about 30 mph.
ford says it has extended its fordpass charging network by 1000 stations and added around 5000 plugs at those stations. the network now consists of about 13,500 stations nationwide, and drivers can search for stations online and plan their route. tesla's supercharger network currently has just over 900 stations in the u.s.
several trim levels of the mustang mach-e will be available, including select, premium, california route 1, gt, and gt performance edition, and can be had with either a standard-range (75.7 kwh) battery or an extended-range (98.8 kwh) pack. ford's first electric crossover starts at $44,995 and can reach prices over $60,000.