Ford To Offer At-home Charging Of Electric Vehicles

Posted: Oct 17 2019, 8:03am CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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Ford to offer at-home charging of electric vehicles

The company now has over 12,000 charging stations for electric cars in North America.

As electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, car manufacturers have responded to the growing demand by building more charging stations to accommodate customers' charging needs.

One of them is U.S. car manufacturer Ford, which has just announced that it now offers more than 12,000 charging stations and more than 35,000 charge plugs across North America, which it claims to be the largest charging network in the continent.

The addition of more charging stations is one of Ford's preparations as it is about to launch new Ford all-electric vehicles, including the Mustang-inspired SUV that is coming in 2020.

Ford has pledged to spend $11.5 billion in electrified vehicles through 2022.

As soon as Ford releases new electric vehicle models, the company said it will also launch a new all-electric vehicle charging strategy that will offer at-home charging options to customers. This charging option is in addition to Ford's established charging networks.

Ford describes charging an electric vehicle at home "as easy as charging a smartphone." To help realize its ides of home charging, Ford has tapped Amazon Home Services to offer installation of home charging systems.

"The fact that most of our customers will plug in at home is a key advantage to an all-electric vehicle... We will deliver a charging experience that is hassle-free whether you’re at home or on-the-go," Matt Stover, Ford director of charging, energy services and business development, said in the announcement.

Whether a customer is charging at home or at Ford's charging stations outdoors, they can use the FordPass app on smartphones or on their car's on-screen dashboard/

FordPass will help drivers locate the nearest charging station and view all the other stations whenever they're planning their stops in a long drive. This is powered by the FordPass Power My Trip tool that helps drivers determine the vehicle’s current state of charge as well as the charging points along each route. Additionally, the app can show drivers some suggested trips along the way such as restaurants or shopping malls.

The app will also show price estimates of every charge.

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