Ford Pro – the automaker’s dedicated commercial business – was announced nearly one year ago and has since launched in the U.S., followed by a mobile service pilot in Germany and a full European launch just last month. FoMoCo expects Ford Pro to generate $45 billion annually by 2025 from a variety of revenue streams, including connected vehicle services, EV chargers and charging solutions, and subscriptions, though it will also offer some complimentary services as well. Now, following the launch of the E-Transit in Europe and as the automaker prepares four additional EV commercial models for that region, Ford Pro has launched an end-to-end EV charging solution program as well.
The new integrated charging solution is designed to make the transition to electric power easy for commercial fleets while also enabling them to choose the right strategy for their own needs and optimize the charging process itself. Consultants are able to help fleets choose the right charging solution for their own unique type of business and then proceed to provide a complete solution including hardware installation and management software that optimizes the process.
Ford Pro’s new charging solution works seamlessly with the entity’s other offerings and provides a simplified billing and administration. The new product is also designed to work with public chargers and support home charging for employees that bring their EVs home after the work day is done and need to charge there as well. The E-Telematics software communicates with a vehicle’s FordPass Connect modem to provide data and insights pertaining to range and charging to help optimize efficiency and lower costs, as well as pre-condition the vehicle.
“Ford Pro Charging offers fleets a single, integrated solution covering the entire charging process, delivered by a partner they can trust,” said Iza Lozowska, European manager, Ford Pro Charging. “We will work hand-in-hand with them to future-proof their business by finding the right charging strategy, making the switch to electric vehicles as simple as possible.”