Classic Car & Bike Show June 11, 2023
Ford is expanding its long-standing business partnership with BP by adding pulse. This will provide the biggest public charging network in the UK!
Ahead of the arrival of the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, this expansion will triple Ford’s UK charging network.
From almost 3,000 charge points to around 9,500.
In the 2021 DrivingElectric Awards, readers named the Ford Mustang Mach-E their ‘Future Electric Car’ of the year.
Editor Richard Ingram said: “Our readers are fully on board with Ford’s decision to use the famous Mustang sports car name. Mustang Mach-E’s electric drivetrain gives the car the stats to live up to its name, with 0-62mph in under four seconds in the upcoming GT version.”
Ford Mustang Mach-E drivers can use FordPass to locate, navigate to, monitor and pay for charging at over 6,600 charge points in the UK.
Mustang Mach-E owners will enjoy 1 year’s free bp pulse access.
This includes the rapidly growing number of high-power 150kW DC chargers, 50kW DC chargers and almost 6,000 7kW AC points.
The trebling of Ford’s network size provides reassurance to offset one of the main concerns about switching to electric.
Ford’s Mustang Mach-E performance Battery Electric Vehicle also helps range anxiety. Thanks to its ‘intelligent range calculations’ it draws on live data to produce as accurate an available range display as possible, taking into account weather conditions on route and information from other Mustang Mach-Es.
The inclusion of bp’s pulse network into the FordPass network is in addition to 3,000 existing chargers. Mach-E drivers also get 1 year’s free subscription to Ionity’s ultra-fast chargers at 15 sites in the UK and 5 in Ireland.
Ford offers its Ford Connected Wallbox for all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle customers at home. The Wallbox delivers up to 5 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.”
The Mustang Mach-E, arriving in Spring 2021 is equipped with extended-range battery and all-wheel drive.
It will deliver 0-62mph acceleration in 5.1 seconds.
The rear-wheel drive Mustang Mach-E has a 379-mile WLTP range.
It certainly has the looks and promises a load of performance. I’ll be interested to test drive this when it arrives!
Written by: Steve
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