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Ford Mustang Mach-E Ranked 33rd In EV Charging Test

When the Ford Mustang Mach-E debuted for the 2021 model year, it did so with impressive charging speeds that can add up to 61 miles of range in as little as 10 minutes for extended-range, rear-wheel drive models. However, charging remains one of the biggest obstacles for many in terms of considering an EV for their next new vehicle purchase, and as such, FoMoCo continues to work to to expand both charger access and speeds. In the meantime, the Ford Mustang Mach-E once again proved impressive in that regard as it managed to rank second in a recent fast charging test conducted by AMCI Testing, an independent automotive research firm, but the EV crossover didn’t fare quite as well in another recent test from Edmunds.

In its most recent EV charging test, Edmunds pitted a grand total of 43 different all-electric vehicles against each other to see which is capable of adding the most range over the course of an hour when hooked up to a DC fast charger. To accomplish this, it teamed up with the EV testing company P3, which uses a device capable of monitoring and recording electricity use while an EV is connected to a fast-charging station, along with power request communication that flows between the EV and the station.

For this particular test, Edmunds used a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1, which was able to charge at a rate of 332 miles per hour. Unfortunately for that particular model, that figure was only good enough to rank it 33rd on this particular test, as it lagged far behind the competition for the most part. Topping this list was the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Limited RWD model at 868 miles per hour, for comparison’s sake, while the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV Premiere came in dead last at 172 miles added per hour.

As Edmunds points out, there isn’t currently any sort of universal standard when it comes to measuring charging times. Automakers will say that a vehicle can add so many miles of range in a certain amount of time or go from one state of charge to another, but there are many variables involved. In the case of this test, Edmunds takes its own consumption data – kilowatt-hours used for every hundred miles traveled, or kWh/100 miles – and then multiplies those results by 100 to arrive at our mi/hr units, evening the playing field as a result.

We’ll have more on the Mach-E soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. DAB

    The Bolt EUV (and thus smaller Bolt EV) came in dead last.

    I don’t think anyone buying a Bolt really cares much about that. I didn’t buy mine for the speedy charging times. I got mine for the outstanding value. I have a 2023 1LT with a couple packages added (heated cloth seats, heated steering wheel, back up sensors, etc, etc) and my car had an MSRP of $28,315.00 before any discounts or incentives. I get 300+ miles of range consistently and could care less about the faster charging since I now charge while I sleep when the electric rates are the lowest. Spending time at a charging station is not my idea of fun weather for 15 minutes or an hour and 45 minutes.

  2. Dave Mathers

    I read another ‘study’ which indicated the Mach-E was 2nd!! Hmm.

    1. tooltalk

      I suspect that most would find AMCI’s 6-min test slightly less than useless.

  3. Bill

    This article fails to mention 800V platform verse 400V platform which the MME is. In short, 800V platform will charge faster, often alot faster than those vehicles on 400V platform.

    1. Ken

      Cooo story but 800v cars charge at half speed on 400v chargers. That’s the reason Lucid gave for not joining in on the NACS plug, their cars would charge slow at tesla superchargers … but they recently gave up and accepted NACS

  4. Ken

    Why not share the actual list? Does it show too many teslas near the top?

    1. Brett Foote

      If you click on “Edmunds” in the first paragraph, it’ll take you to the full study.

  5. SiliconAddict

    As expected. Honestly the interest in the Mach E has been slowly dropping over the last couple years as the feature sets on other EV’s are getting better and better…..and the Mach E has? I guess the name and the styling? And while its a minor thing….I was really liking the Cyber Orange….which was nuked. Everything that is left is boring AF.

  6. Spencer

    What I found impressive was that the Model 3 LR still has the best energy efficiency at 23.9kw/100miles driven. Lower than the much smaller, lighter, and slower Bolt (25.7) and the Ioniq 6 RWD (26.0). Yes I clicked on the Edmonds to get that info.

  7. Carguy

    Depending on battery temperature and starting charge level you will get different results and over 80% it slows dramatically.
    So unless every vehicle was at the same starting % (say 20) then the comparison isn’t truly apples for apples.


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