- Dec 29, 2019
- Reaction score
- Southeastern Michigan
- Mach-E, old: Bolt, C-Max Energi, Focus Electric
Except at some point someone will disassemble the car or reverse engineer the messages on the network and discover the "true" battery capacity.There is a bit of marketing involved too. My Chevy Bolt has a 59 kWh battery that it lets me use but I have often argued that the capacity is arbitrarily assigned by the manufacturer. It could be a 65 kWh battery that they rate for 59 kWh.
So Ford could have called the extended range battery 99 kWh with an 11% reserve or they could have called it an 88 kWh battery with no reserve.
Thus Ford is being honest: Adding up all the cells you get 99kWh but they will only use 88kWh of it.