The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has thus far proven to be a rather efficient EV, as well as a quick-charging one, though there’s always room for improvement. Luckily, thanks to the magic of over-the-air updates, buyers won’t have to wait several years or even trade-in their existing vehicles to net these benefits. Ford has already said that improvements are coming for the Mach-E as soon as the 2022 model year, including an increase in range. And, as soon as this winter, a Mach-E fast charging update is coming, Darren Palmer, Ford General Manager Electric Vehicles, recently revealed to InsideEVs.
As is the case with most EVs, the charging rate of the Ford Mustang Mach-E is quickest during the first 15 minutes of charging and below an 80 percent state of charge. This was done intentionally, as Ford wanted to ensure that the Mach-E’s battery will maintain at least 70 percent of its original capacity throughout the duration of its eight-year warranty. As a result, once the vehicle hits an 80 percent state of charge, power is limited to around 12 kW.
However, Palmer revealed that a major Mach-E fast charging update is coming as soon as this winter, via an OTA update, that will allow the battery to continue charging at the higher rate until it hits 90 percent, but that isn’t the extent of the update, either. It seems that Ford is also working on improving the charging curve and peak power, as well as updates related to battery temperatures, all aimed at improving the process and making it more convenient for owners without sacrificing long-term battery health.
So long as Ford can stay within the parameters of its existing battery degradation goals, these updates will be a welcome sight for Mach-E owners, particularly those that travel and charge on the road frequently.
We’ll have much more on the forthcoming Mach-E fast charging update soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and ongoing Ford news coverage.
I recently bought 2 new Ford Ecosport SE, & S, variety 4X4, CUV’s! So far, the Ruby Red, SE, & the Lightning 🌩 Blue. S,…are doing just great 👍! My next vehicle, down the road, might be, either the Ford Mustang, Mach-E,…or the Ford Maverick truck! Time will tell!?!
Glad to see Ford built a good amount of headroom into the Mach-E. They seem to have underrated the MPGe and range and now have the ability to unlock faster charging. Very cool stuff indeed!
My Mach E has just been getting better in the 8 months I’ve owned it. The initial range from the factory was about 205 miles at full charge. As the car/software analyzed my driving habits, the range improved on its own. At a full charge, the car now reports that my max range is 238 miles, an improvement of 15%. My only gripe was the rate of charge when using a DC Fast Charger – and that looks to be improving as well, making road trips more practical.
This is becoming one of the best vehicles Ford has produced in recent history.