Sergio Rodríguez shared some of his stories about electric vehicles with us. One of them was famous: his Tesla Model X poured water from the left of the A-pillar when it passed through puddles. Rodríguez’s video with that went viral. His new video wouldn’t surprise us to go the same way: it brings information on what is likely to be the first road trip of a Ford Mustang Mach-E from coast to coast.
Rodriguez still has a Tesla Model X, but it isn’t that one. He made a deal with the company and bought the one shown in this video. He was also one of the first customers to get the Mach-E. That probably helped you compare the two electric SUVs with a lot more background.
His road trip started from Murrieta, California, towards the Atlantic Ocean, which marked 2,466 miles on the clock. The Mach-E consumed 790 kWh on the road trip, giving it an energy consumption of 3.1 kWh per mile.
Rodríguez also kept track of how much time he spent charging and the amount of money the trip cost him in electricity. Charging on the Electrify America network took 586 minutes, or just under 10 hours, and cost the Mach-E owner $ 159.85.
According to Rodriguez, range anxiety shouldn’t be a concern for people who don’t own a Tesla. Electrified America chargers were responsible for more than 90 percent of the charge. Still, the owner of Mach-E said there was a lot more to choose from, like “EVGo, ChargePoint, Greenlots, Volta and many more!” The highest charging speed he got was 159 kW. Rodriguez said the Mach-E is rated at 150 kW, but it was able to pull much more.
As much as Rodriguez also likes the Model X, he said he misses many features that Mach-E offers, such as the 360 camera, a wireless charging pad, the hands-free trunk opener, and the ambient lighting that allows you to change the interior color. Another advantage is the front camera with washer.
Now that deliveries have started, we’ll probably see a lot more road trips with the Mach-E. If you were to ask Rodriguez for his opinion on whether to buy one or not, so far I would definitely recommend him.