Ford may be planning its own fast-charging network for electric cars called ‘Fastor Charge’. This is at least suggested by a filing from the manufacturer with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
According to American media reports, the registered trademark ‘Fastor Charge’ (a logo was also already set) could result in a quick-charging system similar to Tesla’s superchargers. With one difference: while Tesla in the USA uses its own charging connection for its superchargers, Ford is likely to use a CCS fast charging system. According to reports referring to the ‘MachEClub’, however, the application has not yet been approved.
It remains to be seen what Ford wants to achieve with its own quick-charging network – the company has not yet responded to the reports. In North America Ford is working with Electrify America and Electrify Canada, in Europe with Ionity. All of these operators rely on the CCS standard.
It is therefore possible that Ford, similarly to Tesla, wants to set up its own charging network along the most important roads and in the most important cities – or will only become active in those areas where coverage by the charging partners is not good enough.