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Ford Mustang Mach-E Ranked Second In Fast 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.

Using its latest MP6 testing standard, AMCI subjected the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Toyota bZ4X, Mercedes-Benz EQE, Hyundai IONIQ 5, and Rivian R1S to this new round of charging tests recently. AMCI conducts its testing using the Tesla Supercharger network and “Magic Dock” adapters, measuring the number of miles of range added from a 10 percent SOC (state of charge) with a six-minute fast-charge. That specific time was selected because it’s typically about how long it takes to fuel up an ICE vehicle, on average.

Once that testing was completed, AMCI found that the surprisingly, the bZ4X managed to produce the best results by adding 35 miles in six minutes, followed by the Mach-E at 32.5 miles, the EQE at 31.5 miles, the Ioniq 5 at 28 miles, and the R1S at 20.5 miles – a result that it attributes to the Rivian’s “uncharacteristically ‘soft’ ramp-up in charge rate.”

“One can’t overlook the main function and benefit of an automobile is convenience,” said David Stokols, CEO of AMCI Testing’s parent company, AMCI Global. “Sure, we’d all like our rides to be fast, sexy, luxurious, even cutting-edge, but foremost, it needs to serve your needs of convenience. When compared to your primary fueling option – gasoline for ICE and Hybrids – without fast, reliable, public charging, BEVs will never be as convenient. For BEVs to achieve real market acceptance and the promised environmental advantages, we need to strive for lighter, cheaper batteries, with less range that charge quickly.”

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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    I am surprised that the Mach-e charges faster than the Ioniq-5. Since Hyundai claims it is ultra fast charging. I am also impressed how fast the Toyota Bz4x charged, Although it has a smaller battery maximum charge compared to the other EVs tested.

    1. tooltalk

      By Brett Foote” November 15, 2023 2:02 pm

  2. CT

    What a useless test. 6 minutes isn’t meaningful. Try 15 or 20 minutes test instead.

    1. DAB

      CT: Agreed. However, if you see the part in the article, it says 6 minutes because that’s the “average” a person uses to gas up an ICE. But at least where I live, seldom could I get in/out in under 8 to 10 minutes after waiting for a pump.

      But the real story is in charging at home. That, in my opinion, is where the future of EV ownership is at. I have a 2023 Bolt and love it. The best part is that I can plug in when I get home and it’s set to start charging in the middle of the night so it’s fully charged by 6:30am. It’s like Ford Owner below said. For me, no matter is a gas or EV, the worst part of my day is (would have been) having to stop for gas or stop to charge. I feel most EV drivers will have that same sentiment, and thus the key to EV ownership and growing it will be the at home charging benefit. Plus, it’s the cheapest way to charge and if you have solar it makes it basically free (the charging/electric, not the solar).

  3. Bob

    My Ioniq5 charges from 30% to 90% in less than 15 minutes on the EA Hyper-fast, 350 KW charger. That adds 46 KWH or about 184 miles. The Tesla chargers aren’t as fast.

  4. Ford Owner

    The average driver takes over six minutes to refuel a gas car in real life. It takes me more just to visit the gas station itself, yet an electric recharges safely in a garage or a carport while one eats or sleep. You can never compare that easiness with a gas car. And if I had an electric car, I will never need to charge it outside my home since I drive less than 300 miles in a month.


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