The size of the charge network available to Ford electric car drivers has been tripled ahead of the first deliveries of the new Mustang Mach-E performance sports utility vehicle. Ford is expanding its long-standing business partnership with bp by adding pulse, who are the biggest public charging network in the UK, to the FordPass charging network. This means Ford’s UK network now has around 9,500 chargers across the country.
Ford drivers will now be able to use FordPass to locate, navigate to, monitor and pay for charging at over 6,600 pulse charge points its UK network. Mustang Mach-E owners will enjoy one year’s free bp pulse access, including a rapidly growing number of high-power 150kW DC chargers, 50kW DC chargers and almost 6,000 7kW AC points.
The Mustang Mach-E, which is arriving this spring, is equipped with extended-range battery and the high-performance all-wheel-drive version offers a range of 335 miles (539km). It can also accelerate 0-62mph (0-100kph) in just 5.1 seconds.
The rear-wheel-drive version Mustang Mach-E offers an even longer range of 379 miles (610km).
The trebling of Ford’s network and the performance of the Mustang Mach-E should certainly squash any issues of range anxiety. Also available to Mach-E drivers is a one-year free subscription to Ionity’s ultra-fast chargers. There are 15 sites in the UK and five in Ireland. Ford also offers its Connected Wallbox for all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle customers at home. These deliver up to five times the charging power of a typical domestic socket.
Mark Harvey, Ford’s European enterprise connectivity director, said:
“Starting 2021 with the exciting Mustang Mach-E will accelerate Ford’s progress towards electrified engines accounting for more than half of our car sales by the end of 2022. Key to this roll-out is the supporting infrastructure available to Ford customers, and today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to match more electrified vehicles with enough locations to charge them.”