The Ford Mustang Mach-E comes with a 68 kWh or 88 kWh usable capacity battery pack. It has an on-board charger that is capable of accepting up to 11 kW of power.
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, it’s priced at $799.00, more expensive than the similar EV chargers from other brands, like Juicebox EV charger, Wallbox Pulsar Plus, and Emporia Level 2 EV charger.
Now let’s go over some options and recommendations for charging your Mustang Mach-E at home.
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.
Let’s go through the best home charging stations for Mach-E.
The Emporia smart home EV charger is equipped a standard SAE J1772 plug on one end, and a NEMA 14-50 plug on the other end.
The charger is designed to offer the maximum power of 48 amps (11.5 kW), but you need to hardwire it if you need power more than 40 amps to charge your car. Of course, you can plug it into a NEMA 14-50 outlet and set it the maximum power output of 40 amps.
It features a 24-foot long cable and integrated cable management.
The Emporia home charger is Wi-Fi enabled, and an iPhone or Android app allows you to schedule charging at off-peak times and use other smart functions.
It comes with an IP66 rated outcasing and a 3-year warranty.
The JuiceBox EV charger currently available on the market is the newest version, nicer and shinier than the previous generation.
The power level you can choose is 32 amps and 40 amps. In the case of the 40-amp version, you can charge your electric car seven times faster than the Level 1 chargers do.
The JuiceBox charging stations are smart, meaning if you live in certain parts of the United States or North America and your energy supplier has a partnership with Enel X, you can schedule the time to charge your car when the electricity is the cheapest. It can delay charging by two, four, six, or eight hours and preset current.
The JuiceBox charger is also highly recommended. It 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.
Wallbox is one of the biggest charger manufacturers in the world. Its home charger, the Pulsar Plus is one of the most compact and smallest chargers on the market. It feels really nice to the touch, and the build quality is excellent.
The home charger offers up to 40 / 48 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.
Charging apps should be easy to use across the board. Wallbox keeps its app very simple. In fact, it’s one of the best out there. Bold colors and large buttons make it easy to navigate around the app.
With the app, you can view the current charging session, previous charging sessions, set schedules if you’re on a time-of-use plan.
The app can turn up or down the amps or the power to display to the car. You might use that if you have got a lot of high load on your house circuit, or you might want to dial it back for a particular reason.
The Pulsar Plus is also compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Home assistant.
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.
The Grizzl-E Classic EV charger is UL listed, so it would qualify for any of the Federal rebates.
It’s NMEA 4 weatherproof rated, so the charger can be placed outside and contact with the elements directly.
If you’re looking for a wall-mounted charger that’s not Wi-Fi enabled, we would highly recommend taking a look at this charger. It’s going to do a great job.
ChargePoint is one of the companies that are part of the FordPass network for public charging. They also make home chargers that are very nice, solid and durable.
The ChargePoint Home Flex is a 240-volt Level 2 EV home charger. It allows you to select the amperage (16-50 amps) that works best for you and your home, helping to avoid electrical upgrades. The Plug-in version with a NEMA14-50 or NEMA 6-50 plug is currently available. The plug is easily removed for hardwired.
ChargePoint Home Flex is a Wi-Fi enabled charging station and offers smart charging features using the ChargePoint app, including the ability to set a charging schedule, get reminders to plug in, see all of your charging histories in one place, connect with Alexa, and more.
You can use the app to connect to ChargePoint public chargers, so you can manage both the ChargePoint Home Flex and the ChargePoint public chargers through the ChargePoint app.
You can also select your energy provider and the rate plan through the app. It will track how much it costs to charge your Mach-E on a nightly basis, or you can go into their website and download monthly stats, and so on.
The Shell Rechargeable portable electric car charger with a universal J1772 plug features high compatibility. It can charge all EVs (including Tesla if with an adapter) sold in North America correctly and effectively.
It provides up to 9.6 kW of power at 40 amps, 240 volts for charging your vehicle up to five times faster than Level 1 chargers.
You can adjust the amperage rating based on the power your car can accept.
It needs no installation, plug in and charge, and it’s easy to install a wall attachment bracket if you prefer.
This charger is FCC-approved as well as UL certified for safety. The waterproof rating for the main unit and the charging connector is IP67, which means that it can work on rainy days and handle the elements outside.
It’s compact and durable, equipped with overheating, overvoltage, overcurrent, and leakage protection. The Shell portable EV charger is a perfect charging station for home use.
All You Need to Know About the Mustang Mach-E Charging
Charging electric vehicles isn’t that complicated, but it is different. We are well aware and quite used to filling up our gas or diesel cars, but it’s a totally new refueling process for electric vehicles.
We will go over how to charge Mustang Mach-E at home, how to use public charging stations, including Tesla destination chargers on the go.
Every electric car comes with a charger that is actually called EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment), but most people refer to them as chargers, and that’s why we’re calling them chargers.
Ford provides with their mobile connector. The mobile connector is a Level 1 / Level 2 charger that means it can charge from either a Level 1 or Level 2 charging source.
The mobile charger comes with a cradle that allows you to mount it on the wall, so it’s not dangling from the plug.
Level 1 Charging
The Level 1 plug connects to a regular household outlet.
Every electric vehicle can charge from a regular household outlet, but it is very slow charging.
You’ll only get about three miles of range per hour with the Mustang Mach-E, so unless you only drive 20 or 30 miles a day, you probably need something faster than Level 1 charging, that is, Level 2 charging.
The Level 2 adapter plugs into a NEMA 14-50 outlet that is a 240-volt outlet.
Most people won’t have the 240-volt outlet in their house unless they have a welder or some type of heavy equipment in their garage, but you can have it installed in your garage to plug this in.
Level 2 Charging
Ford provides you with a mobile charger that can charge on Level 2. The only thing you have to do is install a NEMA 14-50 outlet in your garage or wherever you’re going to charge.
Have an electrician do it. It shouldn’t cost more than a few hundred dollars, but every household is different.
Some are more complicated, so they cost more, but a simple installation should be two or three hundred dollars to install a NEMA 14-50 outlet.
If you do that, you can charge at 32 amps with the mobile connector, which is good enough for somewhere between 22 and 25 miles of range per hour.
The Mustang Mach-E has a range of somewhere between 211 and 300 miles depending on the trim that you have. Most people don’t fully deplete their battery in a day, and they’ll only drive 40 or 50 miles. So if you have a charger that can recharge at 20-25 miles an hour, after a couple of hours, you’re back to 100 percent.
However, if you do want to charge faster, you can get a faster EV charging station, either the Ford Connected home charger that mounts on the wall or from a third-party vendor. They all will work the same.
All electric vehicles sold in North America use a standard J1772 connector except Tesla vehicles, so any of the charging stations that you buy other than a Tesla charging station will charge the Mustang Mach-E fine.
If you were to upgrade to a 48-amp charger, you’re going to charge at a rate of somewhere between 30 and 32 miles of range per hour, maybe even as much as 35, depending on how efficiently you drive.
Besides, these Level 2 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.
With public charging, it’s mostly Level 2 and DC fast charging, sometimes called Level 3, but the proper term is actually DC fast charging.
Level 2 Charging
With Level 2 public charging, it’s basically the same as Level 2 home charging. Most public Level 2 chargers will deliver the amount of power that Ford’s mobile connect will and give you somewhere between 22 and 25 miles of range per hour.
DC Fast Charging
With DC fast chargers, it’s a little more complicated because there are DC fast chargers that are low powered as little as 24 kW, and some that deliver as much as 350 kW.
The Mustang Mach-E can accept up to 150 kW for most versions. The base model of the Mach-E can only accept up to 115 kW, but all the other versions of the Mach-E can accept up to 150 kW.
DC fast charging only does that for a very short period of time, so it’s not like you get 150 kW the whole time. In fact, it only does it for about two minutes, then it starts to ramp down. So it is much different from Level 1 and Level 2 charging, where the car holds the same charge rate for almost the entire charging session.
Mustang Mach-E Charging Networks
To charge in public, you can use your FordPass app that has most of the networks which are available today. Ford has gotten together and put them all in one app, so you don’t need to get a membership with all the different charging networks, which makes it very convenient.
The only downside is there are certain occasions where you pay more to charge through your FordPass app than you do if you had the app for that specific network.
So do some research and figure out which way works better for you. It’s not a bad idea to also have a membership with the DC fast charge networks like Electrify America, EVgo, Greenlots.
The Mach-E has this technology called plug-in & charge, which is just becoming available now. The Mach-E was one of the first vehicles to have plug & charge capability that allows you to just pull up to the charging station and plug the vehicle in, and it automatically communicates to the charger and builds your pre-established account that you set up through your FordPass.
Currently, only Electrify America and some Greenlots stations have plug-in & charge, but soon it should be available everywhere.
Ford has partnered with Electrify America and provides every Mach-E owner 250 kWh of free charging when they get their Mach-E now.
However, Electrify America isn’t the only network out there. There are networks like ChargePoint, Blink, Greenlots, EVgo and depending on where you live. There may be more of those chargers in your area.
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Another advantage of downloading these apps is they tell you how much each station costs because public EV charging varies greatly.
You could pay $10 to charge your Mach-E at one station, and right down the block, it might cost you $50. It’s that much of a difference, so download these apps and know what you’re paying before you go there.It’s a big help.
They’ll also tell you if you can charge there. There are some DC fast chargers that use a CHAdeMo connector. CHAdeMO is used by Nissan and Mitsubishi.
You can’t use a CHAdeMO charger with the Mustang Mach-E. Now the good news is that most of all the charging stations use the CCS connector for DC fast charge.
If you pull up to a CHAdeMO charging station just like if you pull up to a Tesla Supercharger, you won’t be able to charge your Mach-E. Quite honestly, the in-car navigation that Ford has doesn’t filter out the stations you can’t use properly, so you want to use an app like PlugShare or Open Charge Map, and you’ll know before you get there if you can plug in.
Mustang Mach-E Charging with A Tesla Charger
You can charge the Mach-E on a Tesla Destination charger or Tesla wall connector if you have the right adapter. The Mustang will call for more than 40 amps, and the Tesla charger will deliver more than 40 amps.
If you get an adapter that can’t accept more than 40 amps, what’s going to happen? It’s going to melt, burn out, and you could have a fire and damage the inlet of your mustang machine, which could cost you thousands to repair. Therefore, get a well-built and high-quality adapter, such as TeslaTap Mini.
In addition, on November 1, 2021, Musk announced that you can charge your Non-Tesla on a Tesla Supercharger.