Free cables and charging for the electric Mustang Mach-E
Ford has announced that it will provide free cables and charging for the electric Mustang Mach-E so that owners of the electric car enjoy a restful and carefree driving. Thus, Ford will work together to install the Ford Connected Wallbox with six companies covering 14 markets across Europe.
The basic equipment of the new Mustang Mach-E will include cables compatible with all the charging solutions provided in any area. Note that Ford recently announced that those who order the Mustang Mach-E this year and in 2021 will have five years of free access to the leading FordPass Charging Network, as well as a year on the IONITY fast charging network.
Ford announced further details about the ownership experience of the new Mustang Mach-E at the “Go Electric” event organized by the consumer company in Hamburg, Germany. Through practical and interesting activities, consumers eliminate their distrust of electrification, while learning the differences of different electrified driving sets combined with their advantages.
Ford offers owners of fully electric and plug-in hybrid models the optional Ford Connected Wallbox wall charger, designed for faster, smarter and more comfortable charging at home. Wallboxes will provide : Alpiq in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy, Centrica in the UK and Ireland, DEFA in Norway and Sweden, Eneco in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, ETRA in Spain and Portugal and Zeborne in France.
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The wall charger, available in versions with a power of 7.4 kW and 11 kW, can charge the battery of the new Mustang Mach-E from 10 to 80% of its capacity in about 6 hours. Owners can remotely monitor and control the Ford Connected Wallbox via their smartphone and FordPass app.
The Mustang Mach-E will include two charging cables in its basic equipment to support any kind of travel.
The FordPublic Charge Cable is compatible with the common charging standard in Europe. The other cable included in the standard equipment is a 6.7 m Universal Home Charge Cord, intended for standard 32 A home and blue industrial sockets for higher charging speed even without the Ford Connected Wallbox. Suitable adaptors will also be provided for the customer’s domestic purchase, and additional adaptors will be available for travel abroad.
Ford offers Mustang Mach-E owners access to more than 155,000 FordPass charging stations across Europe, ensuring carefree driving. Customers will be able through the FordPass app to track, guide, pay and track charging in locations in 21 countries – by activating and paying for services from an account.
Ford is also a founding member and shareholder of the IONITY consortium which has now set up more than 270 expressway stations along motorways in central European locations, aiming to reach 400 by the end of the year.