There are a lot of variables that go into charging an electric vehicle. Are you considering purchasing a new Ford Mustang Mach-E? Check out some of the estimated prices for charging your Mustang Mach-E during peak and off-peak times.
Factors for charging your Ford Mustang Mach-E
EVcompare has a handy tool that helps you get estimated charging times and rates. For example, if we are looking into the cost of charging a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range, we can use the tool to estimate the price.
There are a lot of factors that go into charging an electric vehicle. The type of plug and charger plays a huge role in this calculation. Additionally, the price of electricity can vary based on the location and time.
Places with extreme weather will often have an increased cost to charge. Additionally, some states are just cheaper overall for electricity.
PG&E notes that peak charging times are from 4 PM to 9 PM daily in California. The less expensive hours are usually from 10 PM through 7 AM. California has some of the more expensive energy in the country, so we can use that as an example.
Unless you live in California, your cost to charge the Mach-E will likely be a lot less.
Mustang Mach-E pricing and charge length examples
During off-peak times, we can use the price of $.16/kWh. Say we are charging from 20% to 80% using a 120V socket (very slow, regular socket). Using 15A, the price is $10.50.
This will take a short and sweet 36 hours and 36 minutes. This is because we are using a regular outlet.
Let’s say we switch that to a NEMA 14-30 240V outlet. Getting 30A from the socket will only take nine hours, nine minutes. The price remains $.16/kWh, so the price is still $10.50.
During peak times, the price can change to something like $.45/kWh. Using the same NEMA 14-30 240V, 30A charger, this will also take nine hours and nine minutes. The socket output is 7.2 kW, and the price is $29.60. This is definitely on the higher end of things.
If the price is around $.20/kWh, your Mach-E will cost around $13.20 to get up to the 80% charge.
This might not be fully accurate because the chargers won’t always draw the full 100%. Most of the manufacturers have an 80% limit so that the charger does not get overloaded.
What does any of this mean?
The price for charging your Mach-E is all over the place. This is a good way to get an idea of how much it might cost to charge your new electric vehicle, but you likely won’t know the exact cost until you plugin for yourself.
You can check the cost of electricity in your area by checking your electricity bill. In places like California, there are also plans that help cut down on the cost of charging at home.
Most electric vehicle owners opt to install a charger at home. You can set your charger to only charge during the middle of the night when electricity prices are lowest.