Ford Pro Unveils New Chargers for Electric Fleets
Ford Pro, the commercial arm of Ford Motor Company, has announced new additions to its electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions aimed at easing the transition for businesses to electric fleets. The new Series 2 AC Charging Station 80 amp and expanded DC Fast Charger options come with a range of features designed to simplify and optimize the charging experience for commercial users.
The Series 2 AC Charging Station offers enhanced security through RFID technology, allowing fleet operators to restrict charger access to specific users or vehicles. It also has a detachable cable and connector for easier repairs, and multiple connectivity options, including cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet. The device is also equipped with an LCD screen that provides detailed charging information.
Ford Pro’s expanded DC Fast Charger options now offer more power levels—180kW and 240kW—allowing for faster charging times. Both AC and DC chargers are backed by a three-year warranty and 24/7 tech support.
“We’re committed to helping businesses make the transition to electric easy with a single-minded focus on curated commercial charging solutions,” said Ted Cannis, Ford Pro CEO, in a statement on Tuesday. “With our tailored EV consulting and portfolio of charging hardware and software solutions, we can design, implement and operate solutions for Ford and other brands that will last for many years to come. And we are not afraid to tell customers when electrification is not yet a good fit and support them with other solutions.”
These hardware solutions are fully integrated with Ford Pro’s charging management software, which provides fleet managers with insights such as kWh consumption, charge speed, and distance to empty. This integrated approach aims to increase uptime and productivity by optimizing how, when, and where EVs are charged.
Ford Pro also offers complimentary consulting services to help businesses identify available incentives for EVs and charging equipment, including up to a 30% federal tax credit on charging and installation costs. The company has partnered with Ernst & Young LLP to offer no-cost information on potential tax credits.
In related Ford news last week, the company unveiled a new Platinum Black Edition for its consumer F-150 Lightning electric truck, that starts at $97,995 USD and has 300 miles EPA range.