Ford is working hard to make the transition to EVs a smooth and stress-free one for Ford Mustang Mach-E owners. Part of that process includes giving buyers five free years of charging access, but that wouldn’t matter much if the European EV infrastructure wasn’t large enough to accommodate them. The good news is, it most certainly is big enough.
Mustang Mach-E customers will enjoy access to more than 155,000 FordPass Charging Network charge stations across Europe’s large EV infrastructure. Delivered in partnership with NewMotion, the FordPass Charging Network is the largest network of public charging stations in the region.
Customers will be able to use the FordPass app to effortlessly locate, navigate to, pay for and monitor charging at locations across 21 countries, initiating and paying for services from a single account.
Ford is also a founding member and shareholder in the IONITY consortium that has now established more than 270 high-power charging stations along motorway routes and at key European locations, with a targeted total of 400 expected to be ready by the end of this year.
Charging with up to 150 kW at an IONITY station, the Mustang Mach-E equipped with Ford’s extended-range battery in rear-wheel drive configuration is estimated to add an average of 119 kilometers (73 miles) of driving range in approximately 10 minutes of charging. Mach-E customers placing an order this year and into 2021 will receive five years of free access to the FordPass Charging Network, and one year of free access to the IONITY fast-charging network.
“Instilling confidence is the key to encouraging greater numbers of drivers to discover the benefits of electrification,” said Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe. “Ford is providing a complete infrastructure to make owning our Mustang Mach-E effortless; from free access to a leading pan-European charging network, to the right cable for charging at home, right the way down to the gloves to keep that cable clean.”