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Ford reduces Mach-E charging time by 30%

Ford reduces Mach-E charging time by 30%

The two main barriers to entry for electric vehicles are price and range anxiety. Yet dealerships hear another quite a lot, charging time. Having to wait an hour or several hours for the car to recharge enough to tackle another journey something we hear quite a lot. Ford are tackling that with the Mach-E by reducing charging time by a full 30%.

Ford is achieving this with a new battery pack. The new pack is able to absorb the charge at a much faster rate than the existing one, hence the improvement. This means that the Ford Mustang Mach-E could go 61 miles after just 10 minutes charging.

Ford says that 10 minute timeframe is important. They say it is the average short journey stopover time for picking up takeout, going to the corner store or other short journey.

As long as the destination had a suitable charger, you could replenish the battery for a 60 mile round trip while you waited for your order.

“Mustang customers love the open road and less time recharging means more time enjoying the drive,” Mark Kaufman, Ford’s global director of electrification, said in an announcement.

“We’ve made it a priority to make it faster to recharge their Mustang Mach-E, and we’re continuing to work with providers to ensure even more charge points are available through FordPass to make it easier to recharge.”

Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Ford Mach-E is the first fully electric vehicle from the Blue Oval. It has a lot riding on its shoulders and will get a lot of attention once released. Despite the name, this is not a sports car, although it could be turned into one if you really wanted to.

The Mach-E is a fully electric car with Mustang looks and electric propulsion. Models will have different ranges depending on the model. Select will travel up to 230 miles, Premium up to 300 and GT up to 250 miles between charges in RWD guise with slightly reduced ranges for AWD.

As a cutting edge vehicle, the Ford Mustang Mach-E will come with some very neat features like a push button entry, hands-free tailgate, panoramic roof, automatic locking when you leave, automatic parking, adaptive cruise control and a huge 15.5” touchscreen in the centre stack.

That screen will use Sync 4 and will come with Apple Maps, Apple Music, Waze, Google Maps, Spotify, Messages, WhatsApp and other apps. There is also a smaller screen that acts as an instrument panel which should be programmable depending on your needs.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is due later this year. The exact date is still up in the air but we will make sure everyone knows when we do.

Register your interest in the Ford Mustang Mach-E at Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.

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