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I think I'd just drive an ICE car rather than doing either. If I'm gonna be in fear of running out fuel to where I can't use the A/C on my fancy new $60,000 car, then it's staying home on road trips while I drive my Escape.
With the current EPA 2 cycle numbers the MME's efficiency slots it in just above the Jaguar I-Pace 2019 and Audi E-Tron 2019; both at the bottom. It's saving grace is the size of the extended range battery. Ford has a bit of room to improve efficiency based on initial numbers. They did not do bad, however, more battery weight and only about 15% difference compared to another's small suv's range. Possibly heavier adhesive was used to hold down the glass roof? Was I hoping for better, of course, but it works for me. Should also be noted they had room to open at least 6% more of the battery; which brings 15 to 9%.

My guess is the 4x will get around 235 mi real world range (376 Wh/mi, 235 Km/mi) @ 70 mph, ran dry with air, based of the current EPA 2 cycle numbers and others performance. Pure guess. Start the guessing now, do it quick we should have some info soon. I think this vehicle will work no problem 99% of the time, down to about -10 F (-23 C), which works for me. Hoping new chargers pop up not the ones we have get congested.

235 x 0.7 / 70 mph = 2 hr 20 min (guess)
 
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I have a 2020 Explorer. You can definitely set the adaptive cruise control tolerance. It's not too useful, though, because it's a single value. I like to set it for 9-over on the freeway, which is perfectly fine here in SE Michigan, but 9-over on, say, Hines Drive (a really narrow, long park) seems a bit aggressive.

I tend to adjust the adaptive cruise control speed manually, which is perfectly easy to do.
 

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I have a 2020 Explorer. You can definitely set the adaptive cruise control tolerance. It's not too useful, though, because it's a single value. I like to set it for 9-over on the freeway, which is perfectly fine here in SE Michigan, but 9-over on, say, Hines Drive (a really narrow, long park) seems a bit aggressive.

I tend to adjust the adaptive cruise control speed manually, which is perfectly easy to do.
A percentage would be better than fixed mph.
 

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A percentage would be better than fixed mph.
Agreed, but none of us here write the software for the Mach E. Ford wrote it to use a cardinal value instead of a percentage, so that's what it IS.
 
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I have a 2020 Explorer. You can definitely set the adaptive cruise control tolerance. It's not too useful, though, because it's a single value. I like to set it for 9-over on the freeway, which is perfectly fine here in SE Michigan, but 9-over on, say, Hines Drive (a really narrow, long park) seems a bit aggressive.

I tend to adjust the adaptive cruise control speed manually, which is perfectly easy to do.
I also have a 2020 Explorer ST. I set the cruise tolerance for 5 over. That's what I normally do, if the speed limit is 25 or 70 it doesn't matter, I'll do a max of 5 over with or without the cruise. So I like having the set number instead of a percentage.

The only exception I make is on the freeways in Detroit where the limit is 55 but everyone does 70-80, so I'll do 65 there (10 over).
 

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Agreed, but none of us here write the software. Ford wrote it to use a cardinal value instead of a percentage, so that's what it IS.
Well a lot of us on here do write software, just none of us write it for the Mach-E (hmm there could be a forum member or two that does but they haven't said and, frankly, I wouldn't either if I did).
 

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Well a lot of us on here do write software, just none of us write it for the Mach-E (hmm there could be a forum member or two that does but they haven't said and, frankly, I wouldn't either if I did).
Yes, I'm software engineer too. I meant that none of us in this thread write the Mach E's software, because that is what we're talking about.

The point that I was trying to make is that saying what it "should" do on this forum doesn't change what it does.
 

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Yes, I'm software engineer too. I meant that none of us in this thread write the Mach E's software, because that is what we're talking about.

The point that I was trying to make is that saying what it "should" do on this forum doesn't change what it does.
Oh I agree, but "snarky" doesn't come across well in text I suppose LOL.

 

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A percentage would be better than fixed mph.
Keep in mind that the tollerance setting only applies when you're using Intelligent Cruise Control. If you're just using Adaptive Cruise Control, you can set your speed to whatever you'd like.
 

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Keep in mind that the tollerance setting only applies when you're using Intelligent Cruise Control. If you're just using Adaptive Cruise Control, you can set your speed to whatever you'd like.
If it's like the Explorer, though, then normal adaptive cruise control will read speed limit signs. You can certainly set your speed manually, but if you count on automatic behavior it's a fixed value.
 

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If it's like the Explorer, though, then normal adaptive cruise control will read speed limit signs. You can certainly set your speed manually, but if you count on automatic behavior it's a fixed value.
Sure, it will read speed limit signs, but it won't adjust your speed based on the speed limit unless you have Intelligent Cruse Control turned on. If you just use regular Adaptive Cruise Control, it won't change your set speed based on the speed limit.
 

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A percentage would be better than fixed mph.
That won't keep you from getting a ticket in a speed trap or when a cop is lurking about. Most cases I've seen allow up to maybe 9-10 mph over. Speed cameras in Maryland/DC area are everywhere. I think most allow up to 10 max, but some only 5.
 

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Agreed, but none of us here write the software for the Mach E. Ford wrote it to use a cardinal value instead of a percentage, so that's what it IS.
Maybe one of the readers of his post does write the software. Or works down the hall from someone who does.

That’s the beauty of software. It need not remain static. What IS can improve.

Would be easy enough to allow either style of adjustment. Some people like ketchup on their fries. Some like mayo on their frites. Some vinegar. For some it depends on their mood.
 
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