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So, I'm really not clear on what the charging options will be for the Mach-E. Will we have to get our own home fast charger? Does it come with the car? (optional extra?)

That said, for EV owners now, what home charger do you use now and do you like it?

I've read good things about the Bosch Level 2 EV Charger.
 

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From Ford's Mach E FAQ:

“Your vehicle is equipped with a Ford Mobile Charger that is estimated to add an average range of 22 miles per charging hour through a 240V outlet.⁶ The same Ford Mobile Charger is estimated to add an average range of three miles per charging hour on a 120V outlet and you can plug in just about anywhere.⁶"
 

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My Level 2 is some brand I don't even remember that was thrown in with the purchase of my used Leaf. I mounted it on the wall and installed an outdoor "dryer" outlet for it. Honestly, it works great. I flip it on, plug in the car, charges every night. Unless you want connected or load sharing, etc. just about any of them will work. You don't need to spend a lot. I plan on using this same one with my Mach E and keeping the Ford charger in the trunk. I do the same thing with my Leaf and have used it's mobile charger once or twice on the road.
 

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Level 2 is clipper creek--I have a 50 amp nema 1450 outlet. I also use the wall outlet for my CMax Energi when the weather is warm. Never charge it to full as this is bad.
 

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From Ford's Mach E FAQ:

“Your vehicle is equipped with a Ford Mobile Charger that is estimated to add an average range of 22 miles per charging hour through a 240V outlet.⁶ The same Ford Mobile Charger is estimated to add an average range of three miles per charging hour on a 120V outlet and you can plug in just about anywhere.⁶"
An outlet with 50amps NEMA 1450 and your charging cord rated to handle 40 maps continuous will net you about 29 miles per hour--not 22.
 

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I haven't done it yet, but clearview energy (green electricity supplier) has a program wherein you can get a $75 rebate on a chargepoint charger AND free weekend EV charging (I think up to 250 kwhr/month).
 

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Chevy Bolt EV with the OEM EVSE. It is 110/220 capable, so I have two adapters (14-50P to 6-20, 6-20 to 5-20) to allow me to use NEMA 14-50R on the EVSE's NEMA 5-20P. It charges at 12A/~3KW... more than enough to replenish the day's drive in a few hours before I wake up. It is so convenient. No need to plan trips to the gas station or have an unexpected longer commute and worry if I have enough gas. :)

Look forward to more viable EV (~250 miles or longer range) out there for future purchase/recommendation to friends.
 

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Thanks for the info everyone. Sounds like a level 2 home charger is a good plan. I'll need a 240v outlet regardless so I might just get the charger installed now and future-proof the house for more EVs to come.
 

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If you get a NEMA 14-50R installed, then all you'll need to do is plug in the charger that is included with the vehicle. No need to buy an EVSE now, unless you want more than one.
 

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Based on my research, I bought this 14-50 plug to install in my garage for charging:
Wow, that one is very heavy duty. I just got one from Lowe's and keep the EVSE plugged in.
 

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Wow, that one is very heavy duty. I just got one from Lowe's and keep the EVSE plugged in.
Yeah, I'm guessing something like this is sufficient ($9)...


Not sure if I'll try to buy my own parts or just let the eletrician I hire provide them.
 
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