Ford launches 6 new charging solutions
In the US, Ford Pro has launched six new home and depot chargers, the latter of which target commercial electric vehicle fleet operators. The different charging solutions range from the 11.5-kilowatt Ford Pro AC Charging Station to the 180-kilowatt modular DC fast charging systems.
Ford Pro Charging hardware launches alongside the 2022 E-Transit that Ford is currently shipping to dealers now. The range of chargers is also timely since the F-150 Lightning Pro is slated to start arriving this spring.
“We are investing heavily in products and services to help commercial customers accelerate into an electric future, which means helping to ensure our hardware and software can plug and play with other manufacturers, as we know many customers operate mixed-make fleets,” said Ted Cannis, Ford Pro CEO. “These chargers can be completely customized to unique commercial environments and can work even better when paired together with Ford Pro electric vehicles and Telematics to enable OEM-grade data transparency.”
The range of charging options comes with support. Here the US automaker underlines that their expert team has “decades of experience in commercial project development and installations”.
“It starts with sitting down with our customers to learn their business and how they plan to use their electric vehicles,” said Muffi Ghadiali, Ford Pro Charging general manager. “Regardless of the size of their business or the industry they are in, we’ll help them plan their charging infrastructure – whether it’s installing home chargers for employees or developing a large-scale depot system – to make the transition to electric seamless.”
With continuing operations Ford Pro supports commercial electric vehicle customers with software solutions to fleet managers can better track their fleets. “Ford Pro is the only commercial services provider in North America to offer a range of services to help customers truly benefit from the advantages of going electric, including maximizing fleet efficiency and lowering costs, along with ongoing vehicle and charger maintenance,” said Ghadiali.