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Ford's charging network will have 35,000 charge plugs available at over 12,000 charging stations throughout the United States and Canada via partnerships formed with Greenlots and Electrify America. Ford calls it the 'FordPass Charging Network' with station locations and information accessible using the vehicles infotainment system or the FordPass APP. Oh yeah, in case you're wondering, yes, its a massive charging network. In fact, the largest of its kind in the US!

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FORD INTRODUCES NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK, HELPING CUSTOMERS CONFIDENTLY SWITCH TO AN ALL-ELECTRIC LIFESTYLE
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  • Ford is offering its all-electric vehicle customers North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network, with more than 12,000 places to charge, including fast charging, and more than 35,000 charge plugs – more than any other automotive manufacturer, addressing a big concern for those switching to all-electric cars
  • New Ford all-electric vehicles, including the Mustang-inspired SUV arriving next year, will come standard with a Ford Mobile Charger that can charge regardless of outlet power (120- and 240-volt outlets); for those with longer commutes or who want greater peace of mind, 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 – 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, and easily find and pay for easy, one-stop charging at FordPass Charging Network stations
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 17, 2019 – Ford is giving future all-electric vehicle customers the confidence to enjoy a hassle-free electric lifestyle. By providing easy access to more electric vehicle public charging stations in North America than any other automaker, Ford will make it easier for customers to find a place to charge when the company starts delivering new models next year.1

The Ford all-electric vehicle charging strategy features comprehensive at-home charging options and the nation’s largest network of public charging stations, including DC fast charging.2 And with both at-home and on-the-go charging powered by the FordPass app and in-vehicle screen, many customer hesitancies surrounding electric vehicle ownership are being addressed.3

“Among people who already own or want to purchase electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, 48 percent say that a lack of charging stations is one of their main concerns,” said Ted Cannis, Ford director of global electrification. “By offering industry-leading charging access we are dismantling those barriers, allowing more customers to confidently enjoy the benefits of owning an electric vehicle.”

Ford has made EV home charging as easy as charging a smartphone, 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 4 And 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 capable of charging on a higher-voltage 240-volt electrical outlet often used for large household appliances like a clothes dryer, which can add 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 and 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, 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 access5 to North America's largest network – the FordPass Charging 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, 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

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

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 in electrified 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.


Source: Ford USA
 

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I interpret this to mean Ford has partnered with EA to provide charging. In my experience here in the eastern US, EA works about 50% of the time. And, there are "charging deserts" in certain areas. So a lot needs to be done to improve EA and I hope it gets done soon. Edit: Looks like they're also partnering with GreenLots. I "think" GreenLots only charge at 50kW but I could be wrong.
 

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You would think they would all make the same plug to mark charging universal.

We are gonna be stuck with like 10 different cords and chargers like the early days of cell phones.


EDIT - Simpsons did it: https://electrek.co/2019/10/07/tesla-charging-adapter-bundle/
Ford will use J1772 for A/C charging, as does everybody else except Tesla. There is an adapter available that will allow A/C charging from Tesla destination chargers to J1772. Ford will use CCS for DCFC as does everybody else except Tesla and Nissan. No adapters available for DCFC, so you'll only need one adapter and probably not even that since most Tesla destination chargers also include a charger with a J1772 plug. It is correct that there are several 240 outlet configurations for which you may need an adapter so you can plug your charger into it, but that has nothing to do with the plug that plugs into your car. It's the power outlets that aren't consistent.
 

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Ford will use J1772 for A/C charging, as does everybody else except Tesla. There is an adapter available that will allow A/C charging from Tesla destination chargers to J1772. Ford will use CCS for DCFC as does everybody else except Tesla and Nissan. No adapters available for DCFC, so you'll only need one adapter and probably not even that since most Tesla destination chargers also include a charger with a J1772 plug.
Cool, good to know.

I am an old school car guy and know nothing about electric vehicles, just hear to mix it up. lol
 

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I’m not sure charging will be so easy. I just looked over the MME prototype at the Washington Auto Show. The AC charging port is a SAE J3068 Euro Port not the J1772 that most everyone else has in the US. That means the MME can’t use the J1772 “level 2” chargers common all over the US without using an adapter. That means my home charger I have for my Nissan Leaf won’t fit the MME.

Even more important, the DC “level 3” rapid chargers popping up all over with the US-style CCS Type 1 connectors won’t plug into a MME with its CCS Type 2 port.
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I’m not sure charging will be so easy. I just looked over the MME prototype at the Washington Auto Show. The AC charging port is a SAE J3068 Euro Port not the J1772 that most everyone else has in the US. That means the MME can’t use the J1772 “level 2” chargers common all over the US without using an adapter. That means my home charger I have for my Nissan Leaf won’t fit the MME.

Even more important, the DC “level 3” rapid chargers popping up all over with the US-style CCS Type 1 connectors won’t plug into a MME with its CCS Type 2 port.
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Hold on - I think you're drawing the wrong conclusion. Production cars here in US will definitely be type 1; my guess is that prototype was originally scheduled to go to europe, when they assemble it they put the wrong port in, or something goofy like that. The prototypes were hand built so who knows
 

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I hope you're right Timbop. I thought about that later that this might actually be a Euro prototype. That would make much more sense.
 

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The us version will have the J1772 port for 1 phase charging which is the USA standard. What you are seeing is the 2 phase euro standard. But you can always buy an adaptor which are not cheap. But have no fear the J1772 is the standard.
 

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What you are seeing is the 2 phase euro standard. But you can always buy an adaptor which are not cheap.
An adapter from what to what? There is no adapter from Euro DCFC to US DCFC.
The prototype had a Euro connector. There are no Euro charging stations in the US that could use that. I'm confident that the US Mach-E will have the US connector.
 

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Ford's charging network will have 35,000 charge plugs available at over 12,000 charging stations throughout the United States and Canada via partnerships formed with Greenlots and Electrify America. Ford calls it the 'FordPass Charging Network' with station locations and information accessible using the vehicles infotainment system or the FordPass APP. Oh yeah, in case you're wondering, yes, its a massive charging network. In fact, the largest of its kind in the US!

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FORD INTRODUCES NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK, HELPING CUSTOMERS CONFIDENTLY SWITCH TO AN ALL-ELECTRIC LIFESTYLE
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  • Ford is offering its all-electric vehicle customers North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network, with more than 12,000 places to charge, including fast charging, and more than 35,000 charge plugs – more than any other automotive manufacturer, addressing a big concern for those switching to all-electric cars
  • New Ford all-electric vehicles, including the Mustang-inspired SUV arriving next year, will come standard with a Ford Mobile Charger that can charge regardless of outlet power (120- and 240-volt outlets); for those with longer commutes or who want greater peace of mind, 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 – 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, and easily find and pay for easy, one-stop charging at FordPass Charging Network stations
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 17, 2019 – Ford is giving future all-electric vehicle customers the confidence to enjoy a hassle-free electric lifestyle. By providing easy access to more electric vehicle public charging stations in North America than any other automaker, Ford will make it easier for customers to find a place to charge when the company starts delivering new models next year.1

The Ford all-electric vehicle charging strategy features comprehensive at-home charging options and the nation’s largest network of public charging stations, including DC fast charging.2 And with both at-home and on-the-go charging powered by the FordPass app and in-vehicle screen, many customer hesitancies surrounding electric vehicle ownership are being addressed.3

“Among people who already own or want to purchase electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, 48 percent say that a lack of charging stations is one of their main concerns,” said Ted Cannis, Ford director of global electrification. “By offering industry-leading charging access we are dismantling those barriers, allowing more customers to confidently enjoy the benefits of owning an electric vehicle.”

Ford has made EV home charging as easy as charging a smartphone, 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 4 And 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 capable of charging on a higher-voltage 240-volt electrical outlet often used for large household appliances like a clothes dryer, which can add 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 and 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, 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 access5 to North America's largest network – the FordPass Charging 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, 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

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

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 in electrified 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.


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I hope someone actually tries charging one on an Electrify America charger. Locally, they are unreliable and routinely will not work on some EV’s.
 

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I hope someone actually tries charging one on an Electrify America charger. Locally, they are unreliable and routinely will not work on some EV’s.
Ford engineers have been testing and retesting MME charging on EA stations. Early on there were videos that captured long-distance charging tests.
 

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I interpret this to mean Ford has partnered with EA to provide charging. In my experience here in the eastern US, EA works about 50% of the time. And, there are "charging deserts" in certain areas. So a lot needs to be done to improve EA and I hope it gets done soon. Edit: Looks like they're also partnering with GreenLots. I "think" GreenLots only charge at 50kW but I could be wrong.
I also am unimpressed with EA. I follow user experiences in the PlugShare app and find that it is a network that already needs a serious overhaul.
 

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Start planning trips with this interactive map.


Click on the link; Find Charging Near You
 

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Charging your Mustang Mach-E with ChargePoint might be a good alternative to EA as I've read.
 

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Charging your Mustang Mach-E with ChargePoint might be a good alternative to EA as I've read.
The nice thing is you'll have your choice of lots of different charging companies. They are all supposed to work with the Ford Pass. Even if they don't, just set up accounts with them.
 

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The nice thing is you'll have your choice of lots of different charging companies. They are all supposed to work with the Ford Pass. Even if they don't, just set up accounts with them.
So I've heard and read.

Accessing DC fast-charging stations from Electrify America through FordPass are what I'm really after. Being able to charge from 10% to 80% in 45 minutes is a big incentive. Hopefully now they're more clear on how many are online as Mach-E deliveries get close.
 
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