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- Dec 30, 2019
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- Colorado, USA
- 2021 Mustang Mach-E FE Red, 2013 Escape Titanium
We drive from Denver to Las Vegas multiple times/yr (785 miles each way). Used to be just 2 gas stops in our Escape. One was a fast food lunch too (~30 minutes), the other just gas & pee (5-10). Took about 12 hours, and we'd usually do it same day.I can see my Florida trip taking an extra 5 hours. You’re all correct.
Years ago when my wife’s mother was ill she was making weekly trips up to north of Boston, around 240 miles from our house. She never had to stop for gas nor would want to. She traveled alone at night many times. I was at home watching our 3 young children. With EV she would have to make one stop and then another near her mother’s house to recharge for trip home. If she had experiences of multiple charges not working or being super slow she wouldn’t want to use the car. She just wants to drive from point A to point B, nothing more. Some chargers are also tucked away, away from many people Lao making it a bit scary for some.
anyway I hope they fix all this stuff over the next year or so . Then all we have to focus on is what is the right EV that suits us.
In the Mach-E, it takes 5 stops for charging along the way, averaging about 30 minutes each. That makes it a 14-15 hour drive. Too much for one day for our tastes so now we break it up with a hotel stop each way now.
Getting buggy chargers started probably accounts for an extra 10-20 minutes in there, but that hasn't been a big factor. Most of the extra time just comes from it being a BEV that requires 2-3x as many refuel stops that take half an hour each. That's just the compromise of driving a BEV on a road trip. But the Mach-E is such a fun/comfortable car to drive that it's worth it.