- ford and partner electrify america have announced they'll provide 250.0 kilowatt-hours of free power for mustang mach-e drivers.
- the offer is equivalent to three to five fill-ups, depending on the battery pack of the ford ev.
- ford also announced that its $799 ford connected charge station wall box is now available from dealers.
ford continues to ramp up excitement about the upcoming battery-electric mustang mach-e, which is set to go on sale later this year. now it's offering new owners of the ev 250.0 kwh of free charging via electrify america’s dc fast-charging stations using the fordpass charging network. not a huge amount of energy when compared to audi’s 1000.0 kwh of free charging for the e-tron, but it’s a nice bonus for those already planning to buy ford's upcoming halo electric vehicle.
depending on the version of the mach-e purchased, the 250.0 kwh can fill the battery from 10 percent to 80 percent five times for the standard-range variant (75.7 kwh) and three times for the version with extended-range battery (98.9 kwh). the free power is only available at electrify america stations; the vw initiative is one of the partners of the fordpass charging network. the network consolidates all these charging partners into a single-payment system so mach-e drivers don’t have to subscribe to a plethora of networks. new mach-e owners also get a free two-year subscription to fordpass's charging feature.
for at-home charging, ford announced that its ford connected charge station wall box is now available at dealerships for $799. the automaker said that it should be able to charge a mach-e overnight. ford also announced that later this year, amazon home services will install ford's home charging station or 240-volt outlets in owners' homes.
“one of the main opportunities we have is educating our potential customers about road-trip readiness,” said matt stover, ford director of charging. "the 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging we're offering . . . will give our mustang mach-e customers confidence in their ability to plan trips."