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- Dec 30, 2019
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- Colorado, USA
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- 2013 Escape Titanium, 2021 Mustang Mach-E FE (Red)
I'm way more interested in the 10-80% DCFC charging power than I am the 80%+ DCFC charging power. I may never DCFC charge over 80% for my entire ownership of the MME. Even if that stays at ~12 kW permanently, it's inconsequential for most people (although I recognize that some people might be in position to need it, and that tail end would take 2-4x longer than others). If I were in such a position, I'd be more concerned. But I'm not.Yes they told us charging speed up to 80% (of 88 KWh) and have been up front about the 11% buffer grab. If they limit the dcfc to 80%, with its efficiency, it will be APOS and that will get out. I do not see that happening but have no facts either. I do not think you release a mustang with a major hardware problem and truly hope also to see the 80% road block disappear; to make this offering competitive to other EV's. A 100 KWh pack can change the dynamic (bit better in the e-tron class is possible as it is more efficient than the E-Tron). Guess it is the facts seen in reviews and the silence that gets us going. Two things only and possibly fixable to make it gr8? Charging with speed up to 90%, with the size of the buffer, will be a requirement for success (hope it is soon after launch). I for one do not want an EV mustang to be known as APOS. Possibly a management decision and it is good to go? Or is that OKTB. Have faith she is going to be good.
For the 10-80% charging power, I've seen just as many anecdotal examples of it meeting/exceeding the advertised rate as I have ones falling short, so I'm cautiously optimistic these were either preproduction issues, or charger issues. But it's certainly piqued my interest for something to watch closely when owners of real productions units start reporting.