Apparently, the Ford Mustang Mach-E that we have already had the opportunity to test, will receive a major update this coming winter that will bring an improvement in the DC charging curve. This interesting news was reported by InsideEVs America who had the opportunity to speak with Darren Palmer, General Manager of Ford Electric Vehicles. Tests on charging the electric SUV (higher capacity battery) showed that the power drops once the battery reaches 80% capacity.
For convenience, we report one of the many videos that can be found on YouTube that show the trend of the charging power during a DC refueling. As you can see, the peak comes with the accumulator around 5% with about 145 kW. The power then suddenly drops to about 106-107 kW and then drops more progressively up to 43-44% when there is a further marked decrease.
However, the most interesting figure is when the battery reaches 80% of capacity. At that point, the power drops sharply from around 74 kW to just 13-14 kW. When asked about the matter, Darren Palmer explained that the update will improve the charging curve and that it will be possible to replenish the high-power accumulator up to 90%. In addition, it seems that peak power will also be improved, particularly for those cars that rarely use the high-power columns and therefore have a healthy battery.
This means that there is still a good margin to refine the management of the accumulator. All that remains is to wait for more information on this novelty that will certainly please all owners of this electric car.