1,225 miles with an AWD/SR? Thats sounds like a blog in the making.Thinking of driving from Cleveland, OH to Sanibel island, FL in April. 1,225 miles each way.... AWD, Standard range
Not sure though.
That doesn't look like a bad route at all. Stops every 1.5-3 hours, most charges around 30 minutes -- at least in a Mach E4x.1,225 miles with an AWD/SR? Thats sounds like a blog in the making.
If you are seriously thinking about this, plan it well!
Also, I would wait until Electrify America finishes their station upgrades.
According to ABRP, It was 6+ hours of charging on the AWD/SR (which @Metal_Horses referenced).That doesn't look like a bad route at all. Stops every 1.5-3 hours, most charges around 30 minutes -- at least in a Mach E4x.
Yes but the charging time goes down with wise choices: meals at the 50 minute charging stops and you drop one charge entirely for the overnight if you pick a hotel with a charger. I wouldn't cannonball that run.
True. If you have the time, it would be a nice blogging trip.Yes but the charging time goes down with wise choices: meals at the 50 minute charging stops and you drop one charge entirely for the overnight if you pick a hotel with a charger. I wouldn't cannonball that run.
Lol - I'm not the blogger type, but that thought did cross my mind...1,225 miles with an AWD/SR? Thats sounds like a blog in the making.
I didn't know about this "A Better Route Planner". Thank you, I've been looking for a site exactly like this! I'll have to play with this and look into these speed limit things because of the offline stations.
I understand the awkward feeling but I would do it. If ford ever gets dcfc stations installed, and I had a bmw, I would do that, too.Looking more at this, it's not actually too bad. The "Go 62mph on a 70mph road" is avoided by an overnight stay and leaving with a full charge, which we'd do anyway.
I guess a surprise (And maybe I should know this) is that charging up on the road is just as expensive as gasoline for a 25 mpg vehicle. I never really looked into charging costs because 99% of the Mach-e's use will be from home.
End result is a slower trip and losing the good part of the day at our destination (Arriving in the evening instead of the morning)
Question to the group: Even though a "BMW Dealership" is part of the Ford charge network, how would one just pull up to a BMW, Nissan, or whatever non-Ford dealership and plug in for an hour taking their free electricity. Seems awkward?
Its like needing a restroom, the longer you wait the more desperate you become. Until the point the awkwardness is overridden and you just gotta do what what you gotta do...🤷🏻♂️I understand the awkward feeling but I would do it. If ford ever gets dcfc stations installed, and I had a bmw, I would do that, too.
The world will be as better place if we all share chargers.
But I would rather just stay at a hotel and plug in overnight...
I’m sure you won’t be the only one there with an MMe. Maybe Ford themselves will drop by with a MMe GT (June 4 may be too early for customers to have them)I'm also thinking I'll make the 300 mile trip to Ford Nationals in Carlisle, PA in early June. Looks like my old Bronco won't be ready so I'll caravan down with my friends old Mustangs in the Mach-e. Although my buddies are already groaning about the 1h 35m of charging time 😂
Will be interesting if they add a class for the Mach-e (Which I doubt) or if they'll just lump them in with the other SUVs. Either way, it'll get a lot of looks and mostly negative comments, but I like being that 'in your face' guy.
Exactly! Up through Waimea, along the Hamakua coast (the less direct way to Hilo), into Hilo along the bay, down to Volcano Village for lunch, a stop at Volcanoes National Park, then south on the belt highway to the southern most town in the USA. Naalehu, for hot malasadas and coffee while testing out the Greenlots DCFC there (not required), then north through Kona and back home for high quality L2 charging and a good cook (me).Once around the island?