I'd love to know the results of a run-down test if you're willing to perform one and share with the community.
Hey Jamez - first EV, you'll have to include a link or procedure for them to even begin to understand what a run down test is.
What Jamez is trying to understand - how much real live usable battery power did Ford pack into the car? The previous FFE didn't have the full battery available - Ford kept a pretty big reserve to protect the battery. He wants to understand if Ford did the same thing with the new car.
I'm maybe a bit more curious about the trunk area. Is the battery block the same size? Did they pack in anything different besides the pump and 110V charging cable?
And have you tried CCS (high powered charging) yet? How fast does it charge - miles per hour of charging?
And how much range are you getting (generally where do you live)? First few days will be all over the map.
A bit early to answer most of these questions. I've done about 30 km with the car so far. The range estimate on the dashboard was originally 160 km, but as I drive it it's improving, getting up to 180 km estimate at the moment. I guess they horsed around with the car at the factory and that threw off the guess-o-meter.
The trunk is exactly the same as a 2016. Including the silly organizer.
CCS will happen in a month or so.
My understanding of a run down test is to fully deplete the battery (not sure what else is involved). I'm not comfortable with doing that at the moment since I'm only charging with the L1 convenience cord. As I've found out so far, it takes forever and a half to charge this thing.
I was hoping for more actual KW live information as I drive (e.g. Instant consumption). All I'm seeing is visual bars giving an approximate value, and some averages. The my Ford mobile application is more helpful in that regard, but only for past trips.
I drove 70 km tonight and my battery was at 63% at the final destination. Used just a little heating; climate control was off for most of the trip. MFM says I've used 10.3 kWh since my last full charge. Now I am facing a 11h (!!!) recharge time.