Ford Mustang Mach-E comes with a 68 kWh or 88 kWh usable capacity battery pack.
How fast your Ford Mustang Mach-E will charge depends on what type of charging you’re doing.
There are two different kinds of home charging which can be at 120 volts or 240 volts, that is, Level 1 or Level 2, respectively.
The charging speed on the Level 1 charger is around 3 miles per hour, which is super slow.
If you use the NEMA 14-50 adapter that’s supplied with the mobile charger, you’ll get about 20 miles of range per hour.
The Ford connected charging station is a 48-amp permanently mounted charger that you can get about 30 miles per hour from. However, as some of these charging stations weren’t working, they have been discontinued until Ford figures out what is going on.
Now let’s go over some options and recommendations for charging your Mustang Mach-E at home.
Installing a NEMA 14-50 outlet
Before going over Ford Mach-E charging stations, let’s talk about installing a NEMA 14-50 outlet a little bit.
A NEMA 14-50 outlet on a 50-amp circuit is what’s standard for a lot of EV chargers. A lot of people refer to this as an RV outlet because this is the same type of outlet that RVs will plug into when they’re on campgrounds.
Therefore, for a long term solution, you don’t want to have to use adapters or a subpar solution to charge your Mach-E, and it’s a long term investment so you might go with the standard NEMA 14-50 outlet.
When you contact an electrician, it may surprise you. They may not know exactly what you need if you ask them to install an EV outlet in your garage. What you will want to tell them is that you want a NEMA 14-50 outlet on a 50-amp circuit, and they should be able to take care of the rest.
The costs for having an electrician do this will vary widely. Part of that is based on electricians charging different rates for different parts of the country, but there are other factors to include as well, for example, the longer it is from your circuit breaker to where you need the outlet, the more money that will cost.
Besides, if you need some modifications to be done to your circuit breaker or any other changes, that can get very costly.
However, it’ll be worth it in the long run.
Ford Mobile Charger
Ford supplies a mobile charge cable with every Mustang Mach-E. The charger can charge the car at either a 120-volt regular household outlet or a 240-volt outlet. There are adapters that are included with the portable charger.
It’s going to add about 3 miles of range per hour on a 120-volt circuit, while 20 miles of driving range every single charge on a 240-volt circuit.
Typically, the 3-mile option doesn’t cut it from daily usage. If you already have a NEMA 14-50 240-volt outlet in your garage or carport or wherever you’re going to be plugging your Mach-E in, you can charge your Mach-E much faster.
However, most people don’t use the Ford mobile charger on a daily basis, and they like to keep that in the back of the Mach-E in case they’re out and for any reason if they have an emergency need for a charge.
Of course, you could just unplug it every day and take it with you or unplug it only on long trips, but you never know when you’re gonna need it, and all the outlets are not meant to be plugged and unplugged every day.
So having another Mach-E home charger gives you a backup option for charging or testing.
Best Home Charging Stations for Ford Mustang Mach-E
There are tons of options because Ford is using the J1772 connector for Mach-E. Almost any charger on the market will work with the Mach-E.
These chargers fall into basically two different categories: smart chargers or dumb chargers.
What’s the difference between smart and dumb chargers?
A smart charger
A smart charger connects to your Wi-Fi network and allows you to via an app or a website or something like that monitor the output change, some settings change, a schedule and do some cool things, such as track how much energy your Mach-E is using and how much it costs you to charge the Mach-E.
A dumb charger
Basically, you plug it in, and it provides juice to the Mach-E. There are no settings or options or anything like that, and it’s just going to provide juice.
Whichever charger you will use on your Mach-E, remember that Ford recommends only charging to 90% on a regular daily basis. If you need to charge to a 100% state of charge for a road trip, it’s fine.
Let’s go through the best home charging stations for Mach-E.
ChargePoint is one of the companies that’s part of the FordPass network for public charging. They also make home chargers and the one that they make for home is very nice, solid and durable.
The ChargePoint Home Flex integrates into the ChargePoint app that you can use to connect to ChargePoint public chargers, which means that you can manage both the ChargePoint Home Flex and the ChargePoint public chargers through the ChargePoint app.
Through the app, you can select your energy provider, as well as the rate plan. It will track how much it costs to charge your Muck-E on a nightly basis, or you can go into their website and download monthly stats, and so on.
The ChargePoint Home Flex is a powerful charger, which delivers up to 50 amps of power.
Note: It may be hard to find it in stock, and it seems to go in and out of stock every couple of days. If you are patient, it’ll probably come back in stock.
The JuiceBox charger is also highly recommended. It also has an app so you can do a lot of the same functions as with the ChargePoint Home Flex.
The NEMA 4 rated enclosure provides very good protection for even blowing snow storms and rain storms it can even protect the unit against a direct blast of a hose.
The charger is a cost-effective home charger that charges your Mach-E fast at an affordable price.
The Wallbox Pulsar Plus charger is one of the most compact and smallest chargers on the market.
It offers up to 40 amps of power and capable of power-sharing.
It’s both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connected. So if the Wi-Fi connection is poor in your garage or parking place, you can manage the charger through Bluetooth.
If you want to save a little bit of money or you don’t have good Wi-Fi in your garage, it may not do you any good to have a smart charger.
One of the most popular brands for dumb chargers is Grizzl-E. The Grizzle-E classic charger is considered to be highly reliable and very durable.
The charger comes with a solid three year warranty, delivering as much as 40 amps of power.