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    Charging at hotel poll

    Yep. That's where the answer to the original question is a little misleading. Sure, if a hotel had DCFC next to it, I might be a bit more inclined to use that hotel than a hotel with no charger at all. Having something to kill time while DCFC charging is always a plus, and chilling in the room...
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    Charging at hotel poll

    Since L3 (DCFC) is like a 30-60 minute deal that you then have to move the car from, hotels aren't a very smart placement for them. They should match the charging speed to the location. Hotels are overnight usage (8+ hours), so put the 8 hour chargers there. Restaurants and stores are 30-60...
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    Charging at hotel poll

    While it would be frustrating to find them full when I arrive at a hotel I've booked in part because of the charger, I sure wouldn't expect someone to get up at 2am to unplug when their car is charged (and I sure as heck wouldn't either). L2 is intended as a full-night deal, IMO. They might...
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    Charging at hotel poll

    Exactly. And low power is fine (like 24A). That way more chargers are likely to go in. The cheaper the power/equipment/install, the more likely that more go in. 240V 24A is 5.7kW. 12 hours overnight is 68 kWh. That's a pretty normal fill-up for a car like the Mach-E. Even 16A wouldn't be...
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    Charging at hotel poll

    Actually they should be labeled "Charging Only", not "EVs Only". EVs parking there and not plugged in would be just as bad.
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    Charging at hotel poll

    It's more than just overkill, DCFC comes with an implied "have to move the car when done". L2 typically doesn't. It's intended to be the "park it & forget it until you leave the next day" type of charging. Perfect for hotels.
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    Charging at hotel poll

    Really depends on the price of the room. L2 would be a nice tiebreaker, but if the room is $50/night more than what I would otherwise pick, no. Plus many times there's only 1 or 2 chargers. Unless I was guaranteed to get one via reservation or something, I'd be hesitant to pay more for the...
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    Within remorse period, am I being too nit picky?

    Also, when comparing to other vehicles, it's fair to compare within similar price class. And when comparing to ICE vehicles, we should subtract the $7500 federal tax credit (that really passes through to the manufacturer in the form of a higher price), and another $10k or so for the battery...
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    Within remorse period, am I being too nit picky?

    Valid points, and those are some known issues that many have reported. Personally, I'm not really finding much wind noise. In fact, it's striking how quiet mine is relative to my Escape (which is fairly quiet itself). I do hear some wind noise (there's always going to be some), but it's...
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    First road trip

    I've wondered what the "most optimum" speed actually is. I was guessing more like 45 MPH, but I really don't know. But I suspect the motors have a mid-range area where they have their most optimum miles/kWh result. Plus, the car is using some energy just being on, which means time is energy...
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    First road trip

    Actually I should clarify that a little. I'll try to live in whatever range includes a DCFC backup. The OP had backup options that he ended up using. Out here in the wide-open west, there usually aren't extras between cities. The next DCFC is often literally 90-100 miles away.
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    First road trip

    This is a perfect example of why I'm gonna feel stuck stopping more frequently rather than rolling the dice on a "barely make it" charger (even though I'd rather just stay on the highway for 4 straight hours like we do in our Escape). I'd have stopped at that Albany stop. In fact, I plan to...
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    Does anyone plan to use AM radio in their Mach-E?

    Yes. But it takes a constant cell signal, and isn't as easy to flip to when jumping between channels.
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    How to achieve maximum range?

    I've wondered about that, but I had a slightly different guess. Agree with your "what's possible" point. Since regen is only effective down to something like 3 MPG (where disk brakes have to kick in the rest of the way to come to a complete stop), it's impossible for regen alone to capture...
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    Reply from Electrify America

    You may have a hard time finding anyone that's letting their brand new Mach-E getting dirty yet. 😁 Well, except maybe for Kyle. He seems to be fine with a dirty car. (Very dirty, in some of his videos.)
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    Reply from Electrify America

    They both have the same battery, of course, and thus are both getting the same amount of kWh. The difference is one car has a higher recent mileage history that it's using to estimate range. The range display (often referred to as a GOM: Guess-O-Meter, for good reason) doesn't mean much.
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    Does anyone plan to use AM radio in their Mach-E?

    There's always a boatload of music available 24x7. But some find the talk shows less boring than that (thus why they often choose talk over music). Most importantly, we have options. Any one thing can get boring and repetitive after a while.
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    Why the Mustang Mach E is better than the Tesla Model Y

    After peaking in the 40k's/mo last Jul/Aug/Sep, Tesla US sales have falled into the 20k's/mo since, and haven't recovered since. https://www.goodcarbadcar.net/tesla-us-sales-figures/
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    Difficulty setting the radio presets?

    I don't care whether it's vertical vs horizontal, but seeing what song is playing would be nice. My favs are my presets, and the steering wheel buttons work for those. I only have about a dozen fav stations, and the presets hold those fine. So it works for me.
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    Difficulty setting the radio presets?

    It confused me at first too. In most cars, we're used to having to switch the source first (AM, FM, SXM), then setting the block of presets within each source. But in the MME the presets are no longer separated by source. You can put SXM channels on presets 1 and 2, an FM station on 3, an AM...


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