WHAT AFFECTS RANGE?

As with gasoline-fueled cars, electric vehicle range can be affected—and maximized—by several factors.*

*Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance and lithium-ion battery age.

AGGRESSIVE DRIVING

AGGRESSIVE DRIVING

Heavy acceleration will have a negative effect on the vehicle’s state of charge, whereas accelerating at a slow steady pace can help preserve the range. 

CLIMATE

Climate control use during hot or cold outside temperatures will adversely affect the driving range of an electric vehicle. To help reduce the impact heating and cooling systems have on range, electric vehicles can be preconditioned** ahead of departure while the car is still charging. The desired cabin temperature can be achieved without using energy from the battery thus preserving range. This can be done through the FordPass™ app*** and, in all-electric models, from the center stack screen inside the vehicle itself.

 

**Effectiveness of cabin conditioning may be reduced by extreme outside temperatures or when using 120-volt charging.
*** The FordPass app, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download.
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REGENERATIVE BRAKING

REGENERATIVE BRAKING

The Regenerative Braking System is capable of capturing and reusing more than 90% of the braking energy† normally lost during the braking process and recharges the high-voltage battery.‡

 

† Results may vary based on driving habits.
‡ Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance and lithium-ion battery age.