#### Popeye

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From everything I’ve read, range anxiety is the biggest hurdle to convert ICE customers over to BEV’s.

According to the great work by buzznwood to get the specs and info, the GT will have the SR battery with 236 miles of range, in order to achieve the performance of 0-60 in less than 3.5 seconds. Given that li-ion batteries charge quickest to 80%, I assume that the 47 miles in 10 minutes is based on that 80%. So it would take approx 40 minutes at a charging station to get 188.8 miles. Is that good enough?

To take this even further, I read this article, https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/11/living-with-range-anxiety-two-weeks-with-the-jaguar-i-pace/ , which talks about home charging for the I-Pace. On a 120v outlet it took 12 hours to add 28 miles. On a 240v charger it took 4 hours to add 34 miles. Ford’s solution to this is offering a service to install a 240v charger to your home. I would only assume will cost a few thousand, but will be totally necessary in order to use this as an everyday driver.

A quick search shows average commuter 16 miles each way to work. 32 miles total. 28 miles with 1hours of charging on a 120v outlet isn’t going to cover that. God forbid you have to go to the grocery store or go out to dinner. A night out will not only eat into the miles used, it also will eat into charging time.

So is the solution stopping at a supercharger every day for 10 minutes to get the 47 miles you need daily? Or do you go to a supercharger once a week and spend 40 minutes there to get 189 miles added? Seems like ‘Range Anxiety’ is real. Filling an ICE vehicle takes a few minutes a week.

Do you all think Fords in-home solution, which adds to the cost of Mach E, resolves this anxiety? Or will people be willing to spend an hour a week at supercharger? I feel Ford will need to include the in-home 240v charger installation free as an incentive to get the masses to trade in ICE vehicles for the Mach E.

According to the great work by buzznwood to get the specs and info, the GT will have the SR battery with 236 miles of range, in order to achieve the performance of 0-60 in less than 3.5 seconds. Given that li-ion batteries charge quickest to 80%, I assume that the 47 miles in 10 minutes is based on that 80%. So it would take approx 40 minutes at a charging station to get 188.8 miles. Is that good enough?

To take this even further, I read this article, https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/11/living-with-range-anxiety-two-weeks-with-the-jaguar-i-pace/ , which talks about home charging for the I-Pace. On a 120v outlet it took 12 hours to add 28 miles. On a 240v charger it took 4 hours to add 34 miles. Ford’s solution to this is offering a service to install a 240v charger to your home. I would only assume will cost a few thousand, but will be totally necessary in order to use this as an everyday driver.

A quick search shows average commuter 16 miles each way to work. 32 miles total. 28 miles with 1hours of charging on a 120v outlet isn’t going to cover that. God forbid you have to go to the grocery store or go out to dinner. A night out will not only eat into the miles used, it also will eat into charging time.

So is the solution stopping at a supercharger every day for 10 minutes to get the 47 miles you need daily? Or do you go to a supercharger once a week and spend 40 minutes there to get 189 miles added? Seems like ‘Range Anxiety’ is real. Filling an ICE vehicle takes a few minutes a week.

Do you all think Fords in-home solution, which adds to the cost of Mach E, resolves this anxiety? Or will people be willing to spend an hour a week at supercharger? I feel Ford will need to include the in-home 240v charger installation free as an incentive to get the masses to trade in ICE vehicles for the Mach E.