It's already there, in part.
They say the functionality is there, but it looks like the FordPass app is dependent on communication with the actual vehicle for intelligent routing. It wants to download/upload ‘My Journey’ routes to the car.Is there anything that Ford provides similar to the Tesla Trip Planner so that I can see what my charging route would look like on my Mach E? I installed the fordpass app, but it doesn't seem to give anything until I add a VIN.
From the article:The writer's comment that he is "guilty as charged" is more telling than he knows. He doesn't provide any info to see if he had a problem or not.
1. What was the state of charge of the batteries? If it was over 30%, the charging drops fairly quick at that point in Tesla and other EV's.
Again from the article:2. What was the batteries temp? Cold battery will charge significantly slower and it can take a lot of driving in cold weather to warm up a battery.
As noted above the battery had a 22%-
Author notes car is charging at 74kWh rate which you would see around 30% of charge. This would be the full charging rate for a 150kW charger and a 40%+ state of charge battery.
My experience and charging record in TeslaFi.com tell me differently. I believe the max average charging rate for MachE was 91kWh and 86kWh for the Model 3 on a 150kW charger, some initial article by Ford when Mach E was opened for reservations. My average per my charging record is 56kWh and 38 minutes.My gut tells me that if the car was a Tesla and the driver went to a Tesla super station, in 20 minutes or less he would have left with an 80% charge.
My experience and charging record in TeslaFi.com tell me differently. I believe the max average charging rate for MachE was 91kWh and 86kWh for the Model 3 on a 150kW charger, some initial article by Ford when Mach E was opened for reservations. My average per my charging record is 56kWh and 38 minutes.
At the 250kW chargers I never see near the 250kW max that potentially car and charger can delivery even if I’m the only one there and batteries in the 30 mile range.
Charger was cranking out 75kWh (300 mph of charging) according to the author. The chargers seem to working just fine.Just reading what was written it seems than none of the EA chargers, even after calling were working properly.
I think most Tesa owners would be pleased with that upgrade in charging speed. Probably more like 40 minutes for 75% is real world for the Model 3.I think most people would be happy, regardless of the rate of charging, if the MME, like the Tesla charged 80% in 20 minutes or less.
Its coming. Getting all the disparate companies on the same page is a monumental feat. What Ford is doing now by pushing all these vendors to adopt plug-and-charge will help all EV drivers in the future.Exactly right!
Here's a more verified video of actual charge, in New Jersey just like the AutoBlog link above, but results were very different. MachE hit 150kW, charged at high speed and made the charging schedule per the Ford claims.
Now why did the AutoBlogger fail when others in same area and chargers succeeded?
The article was written using a prototype Mach E and ours will be nothing like that since the software will be the latest version when we get ours (soon I hope). Add to that OTA updates and I'm not worried a bit! Where I do agree is that DC chargers are hard to find now and this limits the Mach E to around town use or very short trips. I won't plan anything longer than that until the network has added more DC chargers (this lack of DC chargers will effect our seeing my oldest daughter and three grandchildren in Sycamore Illinois) and we will continue to use our 2016 Ford Fusion hybrid. It will be very important to preplan your trip with the Ford Pass (and to redeem your free fillups as a perk from Ford). I wasn't an EV convert until I "bought" the Ford Mustang Mach E and EV vehicles in general are NOT made for long trips (we drive to Palm City Florida from our home in Frankfort Illinois to see our younger daughter and granddaughter). This is why my wife and I will continue to use our ICE 2015 Acura MDX (it is an extremely comfortable 5 passenger SUV which is significantly larger than the 5 passenger Mach E crossover SUV). It has all the electronics of the Mach E except Autopilot and OTA (Acura has both of these technologies and more in the newer models). Even though it burns premium fuel we know we will arrive at our destination with much more comfort than the Mach E. Battery technology just isn't there yet (and at 72 years old I'll probably never see it when it is). Just my $0.02 on the topic.This isn't shocking to me at all. The fact that this is the first charging test I've seen tells me there are known issues. I'm sure they will be resolved soon, maybe even before any deliveries happen.
Has anyone seen any other videos or reviews of real world charging? I know a few have reported they charged but they gave no indication of the results (probably embargoed by Ford).
Well 135 mile trips if that's "short" based on 270 mile range, 200 mile "short" round trip in Winter with 25% deration for conditions.Where I do agree is that DC chargers are hard to find now and this limits the Mach E to around town use or very short trips.