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Mach E too optimistisch charging times


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Torsten Krause

ABRP charging times estimation is too optimistic for the Mustang Mach E AWD 91kWh. Went on a trip from Costa Brava to Germany. In total ~1160km. ABRP estimated 2:09h for rainy weather and temps around 10°C. Real charging time was 2:40h. And that was with typical Mach E charging curve - peak over 150kW for first minutes, then over 100 kW until 40-50% SoC, then reducing to around 80kW. For example ABRP calculated 44 mins for a 5 - 87% charge, which is a 97kW average. In reality it took 53 mins for 6 - 87%. The trip took around 30mins longer than expected because of the charging time miscalculation.

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Linda

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Linda

Hi Torsten
The automatic settings is not turned on at your account. Don't you usually have this setting on?


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Torsten Krause

I am currently not convinced to subscribe to the Premium Version, which seems prerequsite for this option, because of following reasons:
- ABRP consumed 1.85GB of mobile data on the drive from Germany to Spain, which is way too much for my contract. Offline maps are not available for download to reduce the data consumption afaik. Google Maps or Navmii offer this option. The Ford Navigation seems to have flat rate data sim for navigation and traffic data. On the way back home I deactivated mobile data and used ABRP in offline mode in combination with onboard navigation.
- I use the OBD2 dongle, but reference consumption was way too low at 187Wh/km. Realistically, driving constant 130km/h in France, a reference consumption of 220Wh/km was more accurate. The difference is so big, that initially planned charging stops could not be reached, so on the way home, I set the reference consumption manually. However, the charging speeds ABRP estimates, are too far off as well ( 20% too optimistic) and here I am not able to configure or override the charging curve manually. Would the Premium option retrieve OBD2 data to predict charging times better? I saw the charging power displayed in the UI while charging.


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Torsten Krause

Small correction: Real charging time was 8 - 85% in 53 mins.