Road Trip in Mach E-GT PE from Northern CO down to Scottsdale

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So my family and I took a road trip from Northern CO down to Scottsdale for the Barrett Jackson auction and then to San Diego to visit family.

I’m not gonna go into hyper detail, but just give the highs and lows.

highs:

car drives great.
seats are comfortable
Spacious interior.
3yo in car seat, 2 dogs (one full grown “collie” sized dog, one extra large, 8mo Great Pyrenees dog), 2 adults, me, 6’3” wife 5’2”
we packed minimal, and there was plenty of room. Dogs slept in the back.
We left at night, drove through the night. Temps dropped down to 9F which was murder on the battery :(
BlueCruise is awesome.
ElectrifyAmerica works well enough. We would charge from low (15ish%) to 70 or 80. Charge curve would start out great 120-130 then drop down to about 60-70 around 60% charge. Then at 80% the charge rate would drop into the teens


low:
Battery range was awful. We were charging every 50-90 miles.
After we got to southern Arizona the battery started to behave better

ultimatly our road trip was a tour of Walmarts south along I25-I40-I15-I8.

Due to the frequency of our stops it was great for the dogs and the boy. They could get out. Stretch their legs etc.
but it made for some very slow travel.

We still have to come back home, and I’m not looking forward to the slog, but I’m also not dreading it.

Would I long distance travel with the Mach E again? Ultimately no. The range is not enough for my driving habits. Do I feel like the charging network is ready for road trips? Absolutely
This trip has verified that I do not want to keep this generation of mach e for ever and I am glad we are only doing the ford options.

I can’t wait for the next generation of battery tech from ford, and I will be the first in line to upgrade my mach e to the next gen in 4 years.

As far as I am concerned this is probably the best car I’ve ever owned. I just wish the range on the battery was double. And I feel like that is a problem to be solved with time.

 

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The good news is that high voltage battery technology, worldwide, is just going to get better and better moving forward. I have to believe that "extending range" is the top issue battery developers are working on.
 

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So my family and I took a road trip from Northern CO down to Scottsdale for the Barrett Jackson auction and then to San Diego to visit family.

I’m not gonna go into hyper detail, but just give the highs and lows.

highs:

car drives great.
seats are comfortable
Spacious interior.
3yo in car seat, 2 dogs (one full grown “collie” sized dog, one extra large, 8mo Great Pyrenees dog), 2 adults, me, 6’3” wife 5’2”
we packed minimal, and there was plenty of room. Dogs slept in the back.
We left at night, drove through the night. Temps dropped down to 9F which was murder on the battery :(
BlueCruise is awesome.
ElectrifyAmerica works well enough. We would charge from low (15ish%) to 70 or 80. Charge curve would start out great 120-130 then drop down to about 60-70 around 60% charge. Then at 80% the charge rate would drop into the teens


low:
Battery range was awful. We were charging every 50-90 miles.
After we got to southern Arizona the battery started to behave better

ultimatly our road trip was a tour of Walmarts south along I25-I40-I15-I8.

Due to the frequency of our stops it was great for the dogs and the boy. They could get out. Stretch their legs etc.
but it made for some very slow travel.

We still have to come back home, and I’m not looking forward to the slog, but I’m also not dreading it.

Would I long distance travel with the Mach E again? Ultimately no. The range is not enough for my driving habits. Do I feel like the charging network is ready for road trips? Absolutely
This trip has verified that I do not want to keep this generation of mach e for ever and I am glad we are only doing the ford options.

I can’t wait for the next generation of battery tech from ford, and I will be the first in line to upgrade my mach e to the next gen in 4 years.

As far as I am concerned this is probably the best car I’ve ever owned. I just wish the range on the battery was double. And I feel like that is a problem to be solved with time.
Do you recall what your "miles per kWh" was averaging?
 
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Do you recall what your "miles per kWh" was averaging?
In the cold, high 1’s

in the 60’s we had about 2.3

I would drive about 5-10 over. And in the cold we kept the heat up to about 72

Also to be clear we had about 600lbs of people/animals/gear in the car as well.

I wish I could look at the trip history for the car. Cause I would like to extract all that data and graph it against each travel segment and weather.
 

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Man , I drive in the mountains in colorado all the time. I average about 2.5 miles/kw with heat at 68 , seat heater on. Usually justvme though.

 

 
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