To kick-start their electric Mustang Mach-E experience, Ford announced June 15 that owners will receive 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging through FordPass Rewards at Electrify America fast-charging stations. That’s the equivalent of approximately three to five full DC fast charges, Ford said in a statement.
According to GreenCarReports.com, that’s potentially a value of hundreds of dollars at EA’s $0.99-per-minute standard rate.
For Mustang Mach-E owners with the extended-range battery, the 250 kilowatt-hours of fast-charging energy is equal to more than three fill-ups. For standard-range models, the free charging is equal to more than five fill-ups.
Using Electrify America’s DC fast chargers, a rear-wheel-drive Mach-E with an extended-range battery can add an estimated 61 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes. All-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive cars are estimated to achieve a 10 percent to 80 percent charge in approximately 45 minutes, Ford said.
The free charging will give Mach-E owners the confidence to plan trips, no matter their destination, said Matt Stover, Ford director of charging, energy services and business development.
“One of the main opportunities we have is educating our potential customers about road-trip readiness,” said Stover.
The free charging is in addition to the two years of free access to the FordPass Charging Network. The network is North America’s largest public charging network, Ford said, with more than 13,500 charging stations and almost 40,000 individual plugs.
Ford also announced that a 240-volt, Level 2 home wallbox will be available for $799, excluding taxes. The Ford Connected Charge Station is available at the dealership or online with the purchase of the Mach-E or at FordParts.com.
The 48-amp charge station will be able to charge overnight a rear-wheel-drive Mach-E with extended-range battery. The Mach-E also will have a mobile charge cable, capable of charging on a higher-voltage 240-volt electrical outlet.
Ford works with Amazon Home Services for installation of home charging setups, which will be available later this year.
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