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What Charging Station Does Ford Use

Updated: Jan 11

Introduction

Ford has been using its own charging station technology since 2007. The company built a network of over 2000 sites across the United States and Europe, which allow owners of the F-150 and other vehicles with compatible plug-in hybrid systems to charge their battery packs while at home.


Where are the Ford Electric Chargers

Ford’s new electric vehicle charging stations are being installed at select locations across the country. The first station opened in Santa Fe Springs on May 15th 2019, after being tested for nearly two years in Dearborn, Michigan (where it was used at Ford's headquarters). The next stations will opened: one each in the San Francisco Bay Area; Portland Metro Area; Denver Metro Area; Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Los Angeles County South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD); Los Angeles City Council District 18; and Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation's Public Works Division


Now I'm going to break down exactly how these chargers work, so you can learn how you can use them in your own home.


Finding a Charging Station

Using your Fordpress App

  • Select View Chargers( on the app home screen)

  • Find your results

  • Charger Speeds: Regular AC(up to 22kW), Fast DC(up to 100kW), Ultra DC( 100+ kW)

  • Availability

  • Ford Network(In- Network)

  • Plug & Charge

  • Select Apply Fillers

Using the Sync Screen

  • Go to Navigation

  • Select “Where to?”

  • Choose Chargers

  • Adjust your Fillers

Ford Electric Vehicle Charging Station Cost

The charging station cost is determined by a few factors. The first thing you need to know is how much you're going to be paying for your electricity bill. It's not uncommon for electric vehicles to use more power than what a standard home uses, so it can be cheaper in some cases (and more expensive in others). If you live in an area with cheap electricity or if you already have solar panels installed on your roof, then this might not be as big of an issue as it would be if your home were completely powered by fossil fuels like coal or oil.


The second factor that affects how much money Ford Electric Vehicle Charger costs is whether or not there's any kind of government incentive available for purchasing an EV car from them directly instead of buying one from another manufacturer (like Tesla).


Ford MyKey

Ford MyKey is a device that lets you control some of the most important functions on your vehicle via a mobile app. It's designed to help prevent theft and vandalism by requiring you to input a PIN code before starting the engine or locking/unlocking doors and trunks. You can also turn lights on and off, adjust climate settings, start-up audio systems/navigation systems, activate safety features such as anti-lock brakes (ABS) or electronic stability control (ESC), etc., all from your phone.


Smart Key

You can charge your car at home, but if you want to use the public charging stations in your area, then you may need a smart key. A smart key is a small device that comes with all Ford vehicles and is compatible with any of the cars in their lineup.


The cost of installing one of these keys depends on where you live and how much money you want to spend. You can expect them to range anywhere from $50-200 depending on what type of charger they use (Chamberlain vs EVSE), but don't worry—there are ways around this cost. For example: If your car doesn't have onboard charging capabilities yet then it won't matter because there will still be many other options available such as plugging into an outlet directly instead of having access through wires like usual; however, if someone else has already installed one inside their house then they'll probably offer free installation services so long as everything works out okay later down the road anyway.


Conclusion

Ford has been using charging stations since 2012, and they’ve hit the ground running with them. They have started selling a few models of their own and have also brought in some of their competitors as well. The best part about Ford's charging stations is that they are completely integrated into the car itself so you don't need to worry about wires getting in your way when driving down the road.



Reference

https://www.ford.com/support/how-tos/electric-vehicles/public-charging/where-are-ford-electric-vehicle-charging-stations/

https://electrek.co/2021/11/23/ford-installing-tesla-supercharger-lookalike-charging-stations/

https://www.ford.com/support/how-tos/keys-and-locks/mykey/mykey/



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