Charging Ford electric vehicles

What you should know about Ford electric vehicles

Beginning with 2011’s Ford Focus EV and the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi, Ford has been experimenting with electrifying its fleet for well over a decade, introducing battery technology into its most popular ICE cars in North America. With the brand’s announcement that they were transitioning to an all truck and SUV lineup in 2018, it gave Ford the opportunity to focus on electrifying its best selling bodystyles: trucks and SUVs.


Ford currently sells three fully electric vehicles in the Ford Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning, and the commercial e-Transit, utilizing historic nameplates for their first purpose-built EVs. Additionally, they sell the Ford Escape plug-in hybrid for driver’s interested in a compact crossover with. All of Ford’s electric cars have their charge port located on the front left fender, just ahead of the driver’s door.



Ford EVs

Ford Focus Electric

The all-electric Ford Focus Electric had a 24 kWh battery in model years 2011 to 2016, which was good for an EPA range rating of 76 miles per charge. In 2017, the Focus’ all-electric vehicle battery was increased to 33 kWh to deliver 107 miles of range. For Level 1 and Level 2 fast charging, the Focus EV uses the industry standard SAE J1772 connector in North America. For DC fast charging, the Focus EV uses the SAE Combined Charging System, or CCS, connector. All of Ford’s electric cars have their EV charger port located on the front left fender, just ahead of the driver’s door.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first all-electric Ford since the Focus EV was discontinued in 2018. Sporting the Mustang’s iconic rear taillights and front-end in a crossover body style, the Mustang Mach-E brings Ford’s most recognizable sports car into the EV age with in a new, crossover SUV body style. With battery options of 70 kWh and 91 kWh, the Mach-E can drive for over 315 miles of all-electric range. Similar to its F-150 Lightning sibling, it can charge at a max of 11 kW on a Level 2 charger or 115-150 kW using its CCS Combo fast charger, depending on configuration.

Ford F-150 Lightning

America’s best selling vehicle since 1976 is now being brought into the EV era! Without deviating far from the 14th generation F-150's reputable design, the F-150 Lightning removed the front grill and adds two battery options in 98 kWh or 131 kWh size for truck buyers looking to curb their emissions. Charging these massive batteries can be done quickly with an optional 19.2 kW Level 2 on board charger and 150 kW DC fast charger.

Ford E-Transit

One of America’s best-selling commercial vans is helping North American companies go green! Released in 2022, the Ford E-Transit takes the battery system from the Mustang Mach-E and the rear motor form the F-150 lightning to create an efficient, electric commercial van to combot Rivian and Brightdrop for the commercial space. With a 150 kW DC fast charging rate and 77 kWh battery, the E-Transit can haul over 3,800 lbs for up to 126 miles.

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Ford EV charging times & range

Model & year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 48
All electric range
2011-2016 Ford Focus EV
6.6 kW
23 kWh
16 hours
4 hours
76 miles
2017-2018 Ford Focus EV
6.6 kW
33.5 kWh
25 hours
5 hours
100 miles
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Standard Range
10.5 kW
68 kWh
47 hours
7 hours
211-230 miles
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range
10.5 kW
88 kWh
61 hours
9.25 hours
260-300 miles
2022-Present Ford Ford F-150 Standard Range
11.5 kW
98 kWh
68 hours
9.5 hours
230 miles
2022-Present Ford F-150 Lightning Extended Range
19.2 kW
131 kWh
90 hours
12.25 hours
300-320 miles
2022-Present Ford Mustang Mach-E Standard Range
11 kW
70 kWh
49 hours
7 hours
224-247 miles
2022-Present Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range
11 kW
91 kWh
63 hours
9 hours
270-315 miles

DC fast charging: CCS Combo

All Ford EVs with fast charging capabilities make use of the CCS Combo port located on the driver’s side front-fender. Ford has improved fast charging speeds significantly going from the 2017-2018 Ford Focus EV’s 50 kW to the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford E-Transit and Ford F-150 Lightning’s 150 kW.

Ford plug-in hybrids

Ford C-Max Energi

Introduced alongsid its Fusion Energi sibling in 2013, the C-Max Energi was a compact van that incorporated the same 7.6 kWh battery and 3.3 kW charging rate that the Fusion Energi had. Sold alongside a hybrid model, the C-Max was Ford’s first hybrid-only line of vehicles but had the added benefit of being able to drive for 19 miles in EV only mode. Discontinued in 2017, the C-Max never got the refreshed Fusion Energi’s larger battery and increased range, but plenty are still on the road today.

Ford Fusion Energi

Introduced in 2013, the Ford Fusion Energi was the plug-in hybrid variant of Ford’s popular mid-sized sedan, being offered alongside the standard ICE and hybrid models. All model years include a J1772-compatible charger in the driver’s side front fender that is capable of charging at 3.3 kW. From 2013-2018 the Fusion Energi was rated with an EV driving range of 21 miles on its 7.6 kWh battery then refreshed in 2019 with a 9 kWh battery rated at 25 miles of range, soldiering on through 2020.

Ford Escape plug-in hybrid

Introduced in 2021 alongside the mild hybrid and standard ICE models, the Ford Escape PHEV makes use of a 14.4 kWh good for 37 miles of range in EV mode, making it competitive with competitors such as the Toyota RAV4 PHEV. With a charging rate of 3.3 kW, its 11.2 kWh of usable battery can be recharged from 0%-100% in less than 3.5 hours.

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Ford plug-in hybrid charging times & range

Model & year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 32
All electric range
2013-2017 Ford C-Max Energi
3.3 kW
7.6 kWh
6 hours
2.5 hours
20 miles
2013-2018 Ford Fusion Energi
3.3 kW
7.6 kWh
6 hours
2.5 hours
21 miles
2019-2020 Ford Fusion Energi
3.3 kW
9 kWh
7 hours
3 hours
25 miles
2021-Present Ford Escape PHEV
3.3 kW
14.4 kWh
11 hours
3.3 hours
37 miles

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