As a follow-on to the topic of TFL (The Fast Lane) getting a Mach-E for a week (https://www.macheforum.com/site/threads/the-fast-lane.2493/page-4#post-78327), here is their first 'review' with the car.
+1Surprised at the screen lag, I have not really seen that anywhere. And I cannot believe they have not fixed that camera glitch from the pre-production models. Hopefully the customer ones do not have that issue.
yeah kinda sucks they didn't get the 270 range mache. And his points about take-off, well yeah it's not the same so wh bring it up. It's an older pre-production mache So things are not perfect in it.I hate that they were comparing a MYP to a standard range MachE. I know they caveated their review, yet their review centered around the differences between the two. Their take on performance basically being underwhelming would not have been so drastic had they had been driving a 4xEXT MachE. At least they highlighted the difference in quality but the message was flawed because of the almost base MachE they had on hand.
Also, the first video I've seen where Sync4a performance was absolutely abysmal. What's up with the awful delay?
I see MY Performance is rated at 3.5 seconds 0-60, so almost 2 seconds quicker than MME4; still almost 1.5 seconds quicker than MME4X. Only fair comparison would have been to GT, which looks to have the same 0-60 time.yeah kinda sucks they didn't get the 270 range mache. And his points about take-off, well yeah it's not the same so wh bring it up. It's an older pre-production mache So things are not perfect in it.
The mach-e I sat in at the roadshow event have a similar clunky response, I was informed this was due to the pre production nature of the system so I will have to take fords word for it that the final one will better, having got sync2 and sync3 in the ST & RS neither are great with 2 being woefully slow with sync3 at least being more usable. One advantage of OTA updates can at least mean that the system over time can be tweaked to at least perform better if the final system is a step above sync3 it should at least suffice.Also, the first video I've seen where Sync4a performance was absolutely abysmal. What's up with the awful delay?
Absolutely agree with you.The one thing that gets me about range is that Tesla used a rated range calculator. What that means is that when a Tesla's battery is full, the car says it has the full EPA range. For example, the AWD ER MME would show 270 mi at 100% battery. That means in conditions like in the video (mid 20s F, wet roads, etc) 1 real world mile takes more than 1 mile off the range prediction. That 270 mi would tick down much faster than you were driving.
I'd much rather have the actual mileage of the car displayed. Yes, I know Tesla can also show real world range, but it's a bit buried. But it seems people are more than happy to use Ford's (and honestly every BEV manufacturer other than Tesla) transparency against them.
EPA ranges mean everything to these people. Look at Porsche. Massacred for their 203 mi range, yet the car got 280ish in the 70 mph test. Didn't matter. EPA was 200 and some people immediately called it a failure. There's just no use in arguing with the internet.