EV Range & Batteries: Understanding Range & The Life Of An EV

Apr 24, 2024 - 2 minute read

Ford EV Range

Unplug Your Worries: Exploring Ford's EV Range and Battery Power

Whether cruising down country roads or navigating city streets in your Ford EV, we want you to feel confident and in control. Understanding range and Ford EV battery life is crucial as the EV landscape grows. This page cuts through the jargon and dives deep into the world of the Ford EV range, helping you choose the perfect vehicle for your eco-conscious adventures. Contact a team member at Apple Ford and learn more so you can find the electric vehicle that fits all your traveling and commuting needs.

EV Range for Ford Models

Ford's electric vehicle lineup boasts a range of options to suit diverse driving needs. Let's explore the range capabilities of some of our most popular models:

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E: This iconic vehicle gets a thrilling electric makeover. The Ford Mustang Mach-E offers two EV battery options, allowing you to tailor the range to your lifestyle. The Standard Range battery delivers an EPA-estimated 250 miles, perfect for everyday commutes and weekend getaways. The Extended Range battery pushes the boundaries further, boasting an EPA-estimated range of 312 miles - all while retaining the Mustang's legendary performance.

  • Ford F-150 Lightning: America's Favorite Truck goes electric without sacrificing capability, making it ideal for work commutes, hauling materials, and conquering job sites on a single charge. The Ford F-150 Lightning is a powerhouse with two battery options. The Standard Range battery provides a robust EPA-estimated 240 miles of range. Need to go the extra distance? The Extended Range battery offers a whopping EPA-estimated 320 miles, ensuring you can tackle even the toughest tasks without range anxiety.

  • Ford E-Transit: The Ford E-Transit is a game-changer for businesses seeking a versatile and sustainable workhorse. The E-Transit offers an estimated range of 126 miles in multiple configurations with a standard-range battery, perfectly suited for urban deliveries and short trips.

Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Options: Looking for a taste of electric driving with added flexibility? Ford also offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. These vehicles combine a traditional gas engine with an electric motor and battery pack. The gasoline engine seamlessly kicks in when needed, while regenerative braking helps extend battery life. Let's delve into a one of our plug-in hybrid standouts:

  • Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid: This versatile SUV offers the best of both worlds: impressive fuel efficiency and the ability to drive short distances solely on electric power. With an EPA-estimated electric range of 37 miles and a combined gas-electric driving range, the Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid lets you conquer commutes and errands with minimal emissions.

Ford EV Batteries: Powering Your Future

Now that you've explored the impressive range capabilities of Ford's electric vehicles let's take a closer look at the batteries that power them. These batteries are housed beneath the vehicle's floor for optimal weight distribution and passenger protection. But how long do these batteries last? Generally, lithium-ion batteries in EVs are designed to retain around 70% to 80% of their original capacity after eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, several factors, including charging habits, climate, and driving conditions, can influence battery life. Here at Apple Ford, we recommend following these tips to maximize the lifespan of your Ford EV battery:

  • Avoid extreme temperatures: Extreme heat or cold can degrade battery performance. Whenever possible, park your EV in a temperature-controlled garage.

  • DC fast charging: While convenient for long trips, frequent DC fast charging can stress the battery. Whenever possible, prioritize Level 2 AC charging for everyday needs.

  • Optimize your charging routine: Don't let your battery stay depleted for extended periods. Conversely, avoid topping off the charge to 100% every time. Aim for a 20% to 80% battery range for optimal battery health.

Explore Your EV with Apple Ford

Ford is constantly pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle technology. We are committed to developing even more powerful and long-lasting batteries, improving charging infrastructure, and ensuring a sustainable future for all. Ready to experience the thrill of the EV range and discover the perfect Ford EV for your lifestyle? Visit us today at Apple Ford for a test drive. Our knowledgeable staff is here to answer all your questions and help you navigate the world of electric mobility. Together, let's unplug your worries and embrace the future of driving.

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