The Mustang Mach-E charges so slow on 110-volts that it will take more than half a week to get a full charge!

The Ford Mustang Mach-E has come to usher in a new era for Ford and the Mustang Name. It’s the first Mustang EV slated for production, and it’s the first crossover to wear the Mustang Name. Along with its debut, we learned that the Mach-E can charge at the rate of 3 miles per hour on a typical, 120-Volt home outlet, and we started wondering: just how does that compare to other models on the market?

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is Very Slow Charging on 110 Volts

If You're Buying a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, You Better Have a 240-Volt Plug in Your Garage Exterior
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Electric cars have massive batteries, so we can’t expect them to take a full charge in a hurry when plugged into a traditional outlet, but shouldn’t we have some kind of standard?

The Mustang Mach-E, for example, will take in just 3 miles of range for every hour it’s charged on a 110-Volt outlet.

That means that if you plug it in at work for 8 hours, you’ll get just 24 miles of range. For the models with 300 miles of range, it will take 100 hours for a full charge on 110-volt or 4.16 days - that’s more than half of a week. In comparison, that’s slower than most of the competition, including the Kia Niro EV, Jaguar I-Pace, Aud E-Tron Quattro, and the Tesla Model X. All of these competitors charge twice as fast at 110-volts, with the exception of the Audi that gets 5 miles of range per hour, 2 miles more per hour than the Mustang EV.

If You're Buying a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, You Better Have a 240-Volt Plug in Your Garage Exterior
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Mach-E 110-Volt Charging Comparison
Range in Miles Miles Per Hour at 110-Volt
Mustang Mach-E 300 3
Kia Niro EV 239 8.5
Jaguar I-Pace 234 6
Audi E-Tron 204 5
Tesla Model x 300 7

Ford Mustang Mach-E Charging at 240 Volts (Level 2)

If You're Buying a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, You Better Have a 240-Volt Plug in Your Garage Exterior
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If you go with 240-volt charging, the Mustang Mach-E charges much faster, but still relatively slow in the grand scheme of things.

The chances are that you won’t find a 220-240 volt charger at work, and even if you do, the amperage output probably won’t be that great, and it won’t charge as fast as it could. Ford claims that you can get 22 miles per hour of charging at 220-volts. That’s identical to the I-Pace and just 0.6 miles per hour short of the E-Tron, but it falls below the Kia Niro EV and the Tesla Model X, the latter of which can do up to 31 miles per hour at 220 volts with the right amperage flow.

If You're Buying a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, You Better Have a 240-Volt Plug in Your Garage Exterior
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Mach-E 240-Volt Charging Comparison
Range in Miles Miles Per Hour at 240 Volt
Mustang Mach-E 300 22
Kia Niro EV 239 25
Jaguar I-Pace 234 22
Audi E-Tron 204 22.6
Tesla Model x 300 31

Other Charging Options for the Ford Mustang Mach-E

If You're Buying a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, You Better Have a 240-Volt Plug in Your Garage Exterior
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Of course, you don’t want to waste your life away sitting at home waiting for the Mach-E to charge at the rate of 3 miles per hour or even 22 miles per hour. The 240-Volt option is decent for those who charge overnight and drive less than 230 miles each day, but if you do a lot of driving, you need a better solution.

At home, you can have the Ford Connect Charge Station installed - it runs on 240 volts as well, but increases amperage up to 48 and charging rate up to 32 miles per hour – enough to give you a full battery during overnight charging

. Out and about, however, you’ll have to be on the lookout for Chargeepoint or EVGO stations.

If You're Buying a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, You Better Have a 240-Volt Plug in Your Garage Exterior
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These are the two companies that Ford has contracted to provide charging solutions in the open world, and they will give you access to about 75-percent of the country’s charging infrastructure (about 12,500 stations and 35,000 individual plugs.)

These companies offer DC fast charging at 150 kilowatts, which is good enough to get your 47 miles for every 10 minutes of charging or about 280 miles per hour

That’s a full charge for some of the Mach-E trim levels or a 94-percent charge in one hour if you have the model that’s good for a theoretical 300 miles.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Range Comparison

Ford Mach-E Range Comparison
Trim Battery Type Drive Type Range
Select Standard Range Rear-Wheel Drive 230 Miles
Select Standard Range All-Wheel Drive 210 Miles
California Route 1 Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 300 Miles
Premium Standard Range Rear-Wheel Drive 230 Miles
Premium Standard Range All-Wheel Drive 210 Miles
Premium Extended Range Rear-Wheel Drive 300 Miles
Premium Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 270 Miles
First Edition Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 270 Miles
GT Performance Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 250 Miles

Ford Mustang Mach-E Performance

Ford Mach-E Performance
Battery Type Drive Type Performance Horsepower and torque
Select Standard Range Rear-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 306 LB-FT
Select Standard Range All-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 417 LB-FT
Premium Standard Range Rear-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 306 LB-FT
Premium Standard Range All-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 417 LB-FT
Premium Extended Range Rear-Wheel Drive 282 HP / 306 LB-FT
Premium Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 332 HP / 417 LB-FT
First Edition Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 332 HP / 417 LB-FT
California Route 1 Extended Range Rear-Wheel Drive 282 HP / 306 LB-FT
GT Performance Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 459 HP / 612 LB-FT
Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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