The Mach-E is fine.Is that a thing? They’re sucking that bad?
Megapack has 3000kWh of storage but only around 1500kW of rated power at once from it's inverter. That means: 1500/350kW = 4.3 cars on a v4 SC at full rate at the same time. So it might be able to charge cars whilst isolated from the grid, but it won't be that many cars at the same time on a v4. Now at lower rates it could do more, but either way you'll get between 50-38 MY cars (depending on pack size) charged from it in off-grid mode and it has a 2 hour storage buffer at full load, so it's essentially running at 0.5C.Certainly not if they are at 100% utilization.
Megapack is 3 Megawatts. That’s enough to charge 37 Model Ys.
This design allows for about 2% of traffic to be trailers.I find it humorous the vast majority of guys that buy trucks to drive to their little office jobs doing mortgage or whatever. Only thing the truck ever tows is their disfunctional marriage and the high payment he has on his Laramie.
I have a relative that is passively anti tesla, had a Nissan Leaf, drove it into the ground... Ordered a Mach E back in Nov. w ETA May22.... Hasn't even started production yet. No pics, no updates from Ford.... Trash.The Mach-E is fine.
Except for the HV battery contactors. Those are not fine.
Here's 66 pages of angst about it on the Mach-E forums:
No. And you should know this one.But the crazy one is that the site, if configured to run 350kW on all 40 stalls would require a massive 14MW of power from the network connection (minus the 4 stalls the Megapack can do). That's some 8000 households worth of power for this one charging location alone.
I find it humorous the vast majority of guys that buy trucks to drive to their little office jobs doing mortgage or whatever. Only thing the truck ever tows is their disfunctional marriage and the high payment he has on his Laramie.
I defined my argument as 40x 350kW. Sure that is peak, but it's still pretty impressive? I know they won't all be running flat out, and that is why I said ROI on a poorly utilised setup like that won't be high?No. And you should know this one.
The site will likely pull 5 MW or less. The only way it would conceivably pull 14 MW is if 40 cars capable of pulling 350 kW rolled into the station, were all preconditioned and at 10% SoC or less. That’s never going to happen. If the station is packed, it will have cars which are all in various states of charge and most of them will be deep into their charging curves.
Just by nature, most cars which are charging at a Supercharger are going to be over 50% state of charge and their charging speeds will be slowing down. That means half the vehicles will be pulling 75 kW or less. So that megapack will be able to service fully half of the vehicles in the station.
All of the Supercharger stations are designed around average demand and while each stall is capable of operating at peak demand, the station as a whole will not operate every stall at peak demand simultaneously. It would be hugely wasteful to design it that way.
Also… from what I understand even though these are “V4“ chargers, they are going to be limited to 250 kW.