Ford expands its BlueOval Charge Network by integrating three new charging providers, pushing the network’s total to over 106,000 chargers across North America.
Ford incorporates Francis Energy, Blink, and the upcoming Red E to its BlueOval Charge Network.
The updated network facilitates charger routing and payment through the FordPass App and Charge Assist.
Beginning spring 2024, Ford will integrate more than 15,000 Tesla Superchargers into the BlueOval Charge Network.
Ford has announced a notable expansion to its BlueOval Charge Network, integrating three additional charging service providers and taking its total count beyond 106,000 chargers in North America. The new additions, namely Francis Energy, Blink, and the soon-to-launch Red E, are aimed at providing more diverse and convenient charging solutions for Ford Electric Vehicle (EV) users in the U.S. and Canada.
This move is a continuation of Ford’s commitment to enhance the EV charging experience for its customers. Their recent update showcases an impressive addition of over 1,700 new DC fast-chargers and 20,300 Level 2 chargers since their last update in May. This growth not only stems from the new providers but also from continuous expansions by existing members of the network. Among the existing contributors are renowned names like Shell Recharge Solutions, Electrify America, ChargePoint, EVgo, EV Connect, FLO, and Electric Circuit.
One of the standout features of the BlueOval Charge Network is its integrated approach. It acts as a unifying platform, allowing users to access multiple charging providers without juggling numerous apps or memberships. Through the FordPass App or the in-car touchscreen system known as Charge Assist, users can effortlessly locate, navigate to, and pay for their charging, eliminating the need for physical credit card transactions.
Ford is also upping the ante by announcing a collaboration with Tesla. The BlueOval Charge Network will integrate more than 15,000 Tesla Superchargers by spring 2024. This addition signifies a significant leap in offering fast and reliable charging solutions to Ford EV users. Moreover, Ford dealerships across the U.S. and Canada are set to receive public-facing fast-chargers by next year, further enhancing the network’s reach.
Despite the significant focus on public charging, it’s noteworthy that the majority (over 80%) of Ford EV drivers prefer home charging. Nevertheless, Ford’s approach aims to offer ample solutions to their EV users, whether it’s daily commutes or long road trips.