Ford may not have a fully electric car yet, but when it is ready for this, there will be a huge network of thousands of charging stations where every electric car can charge, unlike charging stations of Tesla where only its own vehicles can charge.
The construction of the specific charging stations will be done in cooperation with Ford with the electric car charging companies Greenlots and Electrify America, with the network being called FordPass Charging Network. As far as Ford’s plans for its electric vehicle are concerned, the information indicates that in 2020 the sale of the electric SUV based on the Ford Mustang will begin.
It will be the first car of the company to be designed like a fully electric vehicle, while it is expected to be presented and the fully electric F-150 pickup. The Ford charging station network will include more than 12,000 charging stations where they can charge over 35,000 vehicles in the U.S. and some parts of Canada.
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The corresponding Tesla network has 4,375 charging stations for 15,000 cars of the company, according to the U.S. Energy Department, with the competition expected to be large. FordPass Charging Network will also include fast chargers that will have the ability to charge 80% of the car’s battery within 40 minutes.
The payment for the charging of cars can be done through the FordPass application which will be available exclusively for drivers of Ford cars. Ford also announced that it cooperates with Amazon Home Services in order to install home chargers of each company’s electric car owner