Ford Pro™ gives Commercial Vehicle owners a broad range of home, work and public charging options as well as providing the connectivity tools to maximise vehicle productivity. If you have any questions about Ford Electric Vehicles, specifically with regards to charging options available, our Transit Centre Specialists are here to help you. Simply contact your local Gates Transit Centre in Harlow, Stevenage or St Albans.
When it comes to recharging your Plug-In or Electric vehicle at home, there are a couple of options. Firstly, you can plug into a domestic power socket - for faster home charging speeds, there's also the option of a Ford Wallbox home EV charging point.
Ford have partnered with British Gas / Centrica and we can help with the installation of a Ford Connected Wallbox at your home. It is also possible to buy the wallbox directly and arrange for this to be fitted by a certified electrician. If you would like to know more about purchasing a Wallbox, please contact your local Gates Transit Centre. More information can be viewed in the brochure available by clicking the below link.
If you have Plug-In or Electric vehicles on your business fleet, it is a good idea to have Ford connected chargers on site. Ford can provide you with everything you'll need for your depot charging requirements - this will include charging hardware, charging point installation/maintenance and a software management system.
Make sure the Hybrid and Electric vehicles on your fleet are able to charge quickly and are ready to go when needed! What's more Ford Pro™ Software, such as E-Telematics, can also assist when it comes to scheduling those charges!
The BlueOval™ Charge Network gives you access to over 300,000 charge points, over 16,000 of which are in the UK - this includes high speed IONITY charging stations. With in-vehicle Ford Charge Assist, it is easy for you to locate convenient charging points along your route as well as providing availability in real time, along with the associated cost and charging speed information.
There are three main factors that can affect the driving range of a full electric vehicle:
In any type of vehicle, whether Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) or Electric Vehicles (EV), accelerating fast will use more power and reduce range.
Also, faster speeds will generate more wind and road resistance, impacting on range.
Extreme heat or cold temperatures outside can affect battery range, directly. All electric vehicles (EV’s) have less energy in the cold compared to warm temperatures - this is due to battery cell chemistry.
Heating and cooling the inside of the vehicle for passenger comfort will also have an impact on vehicle range.
There will be greater energy consumption when transporting more weight such as heavy cargo or multiple passengers.