INDIANAPOLIS, March 8, 2022
Ford Pro is aiming to equally create a smooth transition for commercial customers into an electric future. That’s due to providing a one-stop-shop for fleet operations. Moreover and investing in key areas of the business. Therefore, the latest is the launch of six new home and depot chargers. Then also to its end-to-end portfolio of charging solutions.
In a market crowded with fragmented and consumer-grade products. So customers are demanding complete solutions. All designed to meet the needs of commercial fleet operations. Moreover, Ford Pro is pulling the wraps off a wide range of charging hardware. Again, that’s from home chargers to large-scale depot charging systems. I mean all backed with integrated installation. Also the software, service, and moreover Ford Pro™FinSimple™ financing. That’s again from America’s leader* in commercial trucks and vans.
In addition, Ford Pro Charging** hardware launches alongside the all-new 2022 Ford E-Transit™ shipping to dealers now. In addition, to my other favorite. I mean all-new 2022 Ford F-150® Lightning™ Pro is slated to start arriving this spring. Thereby providing compatibility for customers. Especially those who may operate other electric vehicle makes with secure OEM data.
Making electric vehicle adoption easier
According to a recent survey conducted by PSB†, the shift to electrification is causing great anxiety among fleet managers. That’s with nearly half finding the setup of charging infrastructure to be a significant challenge for their companies. Furthermore, a nearly equal number concerned about finding optimal charging solutions.
To address these concerns, Ford Pro helps customers implement complete electric vehicle charging. That’s from start to finish. For it’s a turnkey solution. Thereby offering a full-service team of experts with decades of experience. That’s also in commercial project development and installations. Moreover, Ford Pro Charging** seamlessly integrates hardware and software solutions. For that’s precisely designed to manage their electric fleet charging requirements.
Once the charge systems are up and running, Ford Pro will continue to support commercial electric vehicle customers with Ford Pro™ E-Telematics†† and cutting-edge Ford Pro Charging** software solutions so fleet managers can better track their fleets.
In addition, this includes software for smart charging, pre-conditioning, remote monitoring, reimbursement management for home charging, and reporting to help save on energy costs, maximize vehicle efficiency and uptime.
The right charging solution for your business
From the 11.5-kilowatt Ford Pro AC Charging Station to the 180-kilowatt modular DC fast charging systems, Ford Pro has created a diverse lineup of chargers to support a wide range of fleet customer uses. Charging options include:
|Charger||Home, Depot||Power||Connector Type||Features|
|Ford Pro AC|
|Both||11.5 kilowatts||J1772||Flexible 25-foot cable, front-facing user design for simple interactivity, Wi-Fi, cellular and ethernet-capable|
|Ford Pro AC|
|J1772||Flexible 25-foot cable, front-facing user design for simple interactivity, Wi-Fi, cellular and ethernet-capable|
|Home||19.2 kilowatts (AC)||CCS-1||Enables Intelligent Backup Power along with home integration system on F-150 Lightning, included at no cost with extended-range battery; Wi-Fi-capable|
|Ford Pro DC|
|Depot||60, 120, 180 kilowatts||CCS-1||All-in-one system for fast charging with multiple configurations to easily scale up over time, Wi-Fi, cellular, ethernet-capable|
|Ford Pro DC|
|Depot||60, 120, 150, 180 kilowatts||N/A||Centralized power source: each can pair with up to four DC dispensers; installation placement flexibility, expandable in 30 kilowatt increments for fleets looking to future-proof their investment; Wi-Fi, cellular, ethernet-capable|
|Ford Pro Industrial DC Dispenser||Depot||60 to 180 kilowatts||CCS-1||Plug in up to four vehicles at a time sequentially, or up to three simultaneous vehicle charge sessions; Wi-Fi and cellular capable|
|Ford Pro Commercial DC Dispenser||Depot||60 to 180 kilowatts||CCS-1||Perfect for shared charging spaces. The 10” touchscreen allows users to easily manage and charge individual vehicles; Wi-Fi and cellular capable|
Ford Pro and Blue Oval
Beyond specific charging installations, customers using public charging also get access to the BlueOval™ Charge Network. It’s the largest public charging network in North America. That’s with more than 20,500 charge locations and 70,000 plugs and growing, with more than 7,300 DC fast charging plugs‡.
Ford working to make fast chargers more widely available is key. The lack of this availability among other automakers, thus far, has limited my practical EV choices to Tesla. If Ford and others can develop a similar or larger fast charger network, it really enhances people’s choices and access to clean energy based transport.