Charging 100% = 160 miles

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I'm in the Puget Sound Region of Washington State. It has been in the 50's here and the most I have gotten out of my AWD SR MME is 171 miles at 99%. I only have 455 miles on it so far and so I am hoping to see better numbers soon.
Are you possibly saying the most you got on the GOM was 171 as opposed to the farthest you have driven on a charge was 171? The GOM estimate can be very different than what you actually get especially while the car is still learning. I took delivery of my car here in Wisconsin in February. The first two weeks I had it, the high was 14F. The lows were in the -teens. Even in those temps with cabin heat, seat heat, and steering wheel heat on, I actually drove 200+ miles on a charge. The GOM estimated about 160. Yesterday, I did a charge and the GOM now says 250. However, I am averaging 3.7 miles/kWh. That calculates out to well over 300 miles if I were to drive to empty. I am guessing the guessometer will probably estimate 275 or so after my next charge and continue to adjust over time. It learns but it learns pretty conservatively. As others have noted, multiply your miles/kWh times the size of your battery to get a better estimate. btw, mine is an AWD ER. My prior car was a Bolt EV. My car before that was a Nissan Leaf. I enjoyed the Leaf. I loved the Bolt. The Mach-E blows away the Bolt on every dimension except for miles/kWh.





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My experience has been that the ‘range’ predicted is pessimistic. You may well be able to drive 175 miles or more with 160 miles of predicted range. Try an experiment. Write down the mileage from your odometer and the predicted range at the beginning and end of a few trips. See if you aren’t able to drive more miles than come off your range.

The other commenters are also correct that the cool weather will impact your predicted range. The car knows at least three things. How it has been driven recently. At what temperature. And what the temperature currently is.

When temperatures were in the 40’s & 50’s I was seeing 3 & 3.1 miles per kWh. Now that the temperatures are in the 70’s I am seeing 3.3 & 3.5 m/kWh.

Tonite my ER AWD predicts 239 miles on a 90% charge at 60° F. Extrapolate 265 miles on a full charge. 265/88= 3 m/kWh. If I get the 3.3 m/kWh I expect, my real world range would be 10% more than the pessimistic estimate. The estimate might be higher tomorrow afternoon at 70° F. If I remember I’ll check & post an update.


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Remember that the GOM has no idea where you are going, what the conditions will be, how fast you will go, what the terrain will be, etc. Smartly, Ford has set it to be conservative to avoid people getting stranded and pissed. I like this approach. The GOM in our Leaf has many times led me to think I would make it, only to require a rerouting for a quick charge along the way.

Try using your navigation to see how far you will go under actual conditions. That is a much better indication that the GOM.
 

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I'm in the Puget Sound Region of Washington State. It has been in the 50's here and the most I have gotten out of my AWD SR MME is 171 miles at 99%. I only have 455 miles on it so far and so I am hoping to see better numbers soon.
Right there with you! I'm in Seattle and most I've ever seen on the GOM is 160 at 90%. I'm really afraid to drive it unless I'm at least a 40% charge as it's 35 miles round trip to the office and if I have to run errands after work it gives me anxiety!
 

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Right there with you! I'm in Seattle and most I've ever seen on the GOM is 160 at 90%. I'm really afraid to drive it unless I'm at least a 40% charge as it's 35 miles round trip to the office and if I have to run errands after work it gives me anxiety!
Forget the GOM and pay attention to the change in % charge that occurs when you drive to the office. It will give you a truer feel for your actual range.

I've charged to 90%, then drove 26 miles. The % charge dropped to 84 (reasonable) and the GOM actually increased by 2 miles (irrational)!
 

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I have a strong suspicion that about every week, or maybe every other week, we'll see a new thread just like this from each new driver who doesn't quite understand how the guess-o-meter works.
The GOM works? 😆
 

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I have a strong suspicion that about every week, or maybe every other week, we'll see a new thread just like this from each new driver who doesn't quite understand how the guess-o-meter works.
and who doesn't look at the "known issues" sticky post, since it's documented on there and has been for a very long time.

of course PaaK reliability is listed on there also and yet we have a ton of threads about that too so ...
 

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and who doesn't look at the "known issues" sticky post, since it's documented on there and has been for a very long time.

of course PaaK reliability is listed on there also and yet we have a ton of threads about that too so ...
Well, we have to start just directing people to that sticky whenever there's a new post like this... Or, the Post Police needs to start making arrests! 😂
 

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