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The one true reason to buy this car: " The Mach-E is just pretty clearly the product of an automaker that has spent a century nearly perfecting the car-making process. "
 
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And the obligatory:

If you don’t own a Tesla, charging in the US is just a mess right now.

For instance, I took one drive to an Electrify America station, which is basically Volkswagen’s fledgling version of Tesla’s Supercharger network, and still ran into problems. The first plug I tried gave me repeated error messages. When I tried another plug, a moth flew out, and then the car charged far slower than it is supposed to. It was only after trying multiple stalls that I finally got a charging rate worth staying connected to — around 77kW, about half of what the Mustang Mach-E is ultimately supposed to get out of these fast-charging stations. (It was also somehow the only Electrify America station in all of Austin, Texas, which really needs to up its charging infrastructure game.)

This is a problem, and it needs to be fixed. It’s not necessarily Ford’s problem to fix, though Ford is combining a lot of these networks into what it has dubbed the “FordPass Charging Network.”
 

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"There are a few USB-A and USB-C plugs throughout, and a wireless charging pad, which I loved in theory, but in practice my iPhone 12 Pro kept sliding around, repeatedly triggering a distracting error message on the screen. It’s the kind of issue you don’t want in a car that’s supposed to be about fun driving."

I guess I'll be finding a way to secure my iPhone 12 Pro when I pick up Marlin.
 

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"There are a few USB-A and USB-C plugs throughout, and a wireless charging pad, which I loved in theory, but in practice my iPhone 12 Pro kept sliding around, repeatedly triggering a distracting error message on the screen. It’s the kind of issue you don’t want in a car that’s supposed to be about fun driving."

I guess I'll be finding a way to secure my iPhone 12 Pro when I pick up Marlin.
A silicone or rubber case would provide enough friction between the two surfaces, I'd think. I've never heard any other reviewer mention this.
 

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Great and thoughtful review. The screen UI looks especially laggy in the video, which makes me nervous. But, I've tried it in person, and it wasn't that laggy, so I'm not sure what's up.
 

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A silicone or rubber case would provide enough friction between the two surfaces, I'd think. I've never heard any other reviewer mention this.
The other option is a couple of small foam bolsters to provide a custom fit. It would be nice for my phone to be tight in the twisties.
 

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Great and thoughtful review. The screen UI looks especially laggy in the video, which makes me nervous. But, I've tried it in person, and it wasn't that laggy, so I'm not sure what's up.
maybe it was because he said he mostly used the carplay interface
 

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no problem with my iPhone 12 Pro in a thin case sliding around or falling out of the tray. love the wireless charging and wireless apple car play functionality!

"There are a few USB-A and USB-C plugs throughout, and a wireless charging pad, which I loved in theory, but in practice my iPhone 12 Pro kept sliding around, repeatedly triggering a distracting error message on the screen. It’s the kind of issue you don’t want in a car that’s supposed to be about fun driving."

I guess I'll be finding a way to secure my iPhone 12 Pro when I pick up Marlin.
 

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And the obligatory:

If you don’t own a Tesla, charging in the US is just a mess right now.

For instance, I took one drive to an Electrify America station, which is basically Volkswagen’s fledgling version of Tesla’s Supercharger network, and still ran into problems. The first plug I tried gave me repeated error messages. When I tried another plug, a moth flew out, and then the car charged far slower than it is supposed to. It was only after trying multiple stalls that I finally got a charging rate worth staying connected to — around 77kW, about half of what the Mustang Mach-E is ultimately supposed to get out of these fast-charging stations. (It was also somehow the only Electrify America station in all of Austin, Texas, which really needs to up its charging infrastructure game.)

This is a problem, and it needs to be fixed. It’s not necessarily Ford’s problem to fix, though Ford is combining a lot of these networks into what it has dubbed the “FordPass Charging Network.”
The reviewer makes a point about charger confusion. Tesla does a great job of keeping things really simple with plentiful charging stations, all using the same plug, and their cars today are able to get to 80% in 25-40 minutes.

Tesla Speeds
Fast (V2 and V3)
Medium (Urban Superchargers)
Slow (wall chargers)

CCS charging is all over the place with charge rates ranging from 24kW to 350kW, an over abundance of single stall 50kW chargers and cars (including the MME) taking more time to get to the same battery percentage. It's a mess.
 

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