Ford Embarks on Project to Build Large Workplace EV Charging Network


Ford Motor Co. says it will be installing GE WattStation electric vehicle (EV) chargers at more than 60 of its locations in North America in an effort to establish a robust workplace charging network.

The first installations will take place at the company's facilities in southeastern Michigan, followed by the gradual roll-out of EV chargers at other corporate offices, product development campuses and manufacturing facilities throughout 2014.

Ford plans on making the charging service free to its employees for the first four hours of charging each day. The company is hoping that its employees will also use the MyFord Mobile smartphone app to collect driving and charging information.

‘We know that a growing electrified vehicle infrastructure is key to making plug-in vehicles a viable option for more consumers,’ says Mike Tinskey, Ford's director of vehicle electrification and infrastructure. ‘Ford is committed to doing its part to help develop that infrastructure.’

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