FORD PREPARING NORTH AMERICA’S EV CHARGING NETWORK FOR FORD CONNECTED CHARGE STATIONS
Ford Connected Charge Stations are coming to town and Network. It’s a Ford an all-electric North American electric vehicle public charging network that’s the largest in the land.
That’s with more than 12,000 places to charge, including fast charging, and more than 35,000 charge plugs. Thereby more than any other automotive manufacturer. Finally addressing a big concern for those switching to all-electric cars!
New Ford all-electric vehicles, including the Mustang-inspired SUV arriving next year. It will consequently come standard with a Ford Mobile Charger. Also that can charge regardless of outlet power (120- and 240-volt outlets). Furthermore, for those with longer commutes or who want greater peace of mind. That’s because a Ford Connected Charge station can fully power a vehicle overnight while they sleep. Ford is collaborating with Amazon in the U.S. for all your installation services. Coming at cha with from 240V outlets to the Ford Connected Charge Station.
Through FordPass on a mobile device or in each vehicle’s on-screen dashboard, customers will be able to monitor charging at home. Furthermore, easily find and pay for one-stop charging a Ford Connected Charge charging network!
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 17, 2019 – Ford is giving future all-electric vehicle customers the confidence to enjoy a hassle-free electric lifestyle. That’s by providing easy access to more electric vehicle public charging stations in North America than any other automaker. Because Ford made it easier for customers to find a place to charge. Especially when the company starts delivering new models next year.1
So the new Ford Connected Charge Program is a comprehensive at-home charging option. That’s as well as the nation’s largest network of public charging stations. In addition to one of the largest DC fast charging networks.2
So with both at-home and on-the-go charging powered by the FordPass app and in-vehicle screen. Thereby many customer hesitancies surrounding electric vehicle ownership are being finally addressed.3
Ford has made EV home charging as easy as charging a smartphone. All which is where most all-electric vehicle drivers currently charge.
Many Ford customers will choose an available Ford Connected Charge Station. Loaded with connectivity features, the higher powered 48-amp Ford Connected Charge Station enables full control no matter where customers are. It can fully power a vehicle overnight while they sleep, adding an estimated average range of 32 miles per charging hour.2 4And it’s a great solution for those with longer commutes, customers who love connected features and for those who just want greater peace of mind.
Every Ford all-electric vehicle will come standard with a Ford Mobile Charger. It’s also capable of charging on a higher-voltage 240-volt electrical outlet. You know, the one often used for large household appliances like a clothes dryer. Because that adds an estimated range of 22 miles per charging hour.2 4
Should customers ever need to use a standard 120-volt electrical outlet, that’s possible too. It will result in an average range of three miles per charging hour.2 4
To make life easier, Ford has teamed up with Amazon Home Services to offer installation of home charging setups. Whether Ford customers need a 240-volt outlet installed or you choose the Ford Connected Charge Station option. So that they will be able to see upfront pricing estimates and schedule a licensed and vetted electrician online.
On the road, Ford has worked hard to ensure a hassle-free charging experience. Ford is providing two years of complimentary access5to North America’s largest network – the Ford Connected Charge Network – for easy and convenient pay-as-you-drive charging. The FordPass Charging Network includes more than 12,000 charging stations with more than 35,000 plugs1, making public chargers as common as some of the most popular pharmacy or coffee chains.
Ford is working with Greenlots to bring together multiple charging providers to develop the FordPass Charging Network. Therefore making it easy for customers to find and pay for charging all through FordPass or their vehicle’s screen. Ford will work with Greenlots to explore adding additional networks to the FordPass Charging Network in the future for even further coverage.
In collaboration with Electrify America, the FordPass Charging Network will provide access to DC fast chargers, where charging an all-electric vehicle takes minutes, not hours. At a 150-kilowatt charger, customers can add an estimated 47 miles of range in 10 minutes and expect to return most of their vehicle’s charge in about the same time it takes them to grab a fast-casual meal.2
For longer trips, customers can charge their battery from 10 percent to 80 percent full charge in 45 minutes using an Electrify America DC fast charger.6
Ford will keep electric vehicle drivers fully connected whether charging at home or on the road through the FordPass app2. Customers can set charging schedules and alerts at home and easily pre-condition their vehicle before they drive. While on the road, customers can be confident that Ford is providing the tools to help easily plan trips. A key feature within FordPass, and available through a vehicle’s on-screen dashboard, is FordPass Power My Trip, a tool that makes trip planning hassle-free by considering the vehicle’s current state of charge and identifying charging points along each route.1
FordPass or the vehicle’s on-screen dashboard will tell a customer whether a charging outlet is available or in use (if data is made available by a charge point operator). FordPass will also identify points of interest – such as restaurants or shopping centers – to make the most of customers’ time while charging their vehicle on the go.
Whether poolside, tableside or bedside, customers can track their vehicle’s charging progress through the FordPass app, available at no extra cost through the Apple and Google Play stores for any Ford customer.
Ford is investing $11.5 billion inelectrified vehicles through 2022 and is focused on the customer journey from end to end, including education ahead of purchase, and an easy shopping and ownership experience.
1Based on automotive manufacturers that sell all-electric vehicles and have publicly announced charging networks. Department of Energy data used.
²Range and charge time based on manufacturer computer engineering simulations and EPA-estimated range calculation methodology. The charging rate decreases as battery reaches full capacity. Individual results may vary based on peak charging times and battery state of charge. Actual vehicle range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery age.
3FordPass, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. Ford Connect (standard on select vehicles) and complimentary Connected Service are required for remote features (See FordPass Terms for details). Connected service and features depend on compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. Connected service excludes Wi-Fi hotspot.
⁴In vehicles with the premium 300 mile extended-range configuration.
5Starts with original vehicle sales date (after which, fees may apply).
6Charge time based on manufacturer computer engineering simulations. The charging rate decreases as battery reaches full capacity. Your results may vary based on peak charging times and battery state of charge.