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FORD ELECTRIC VEHICLE OWNERS BENEFIT FROM FURTHER CHARGE NETWORK EXPANSION

Dunton, Essex, 17 February, 2022  –  The number of chargers available to electric vehicle drivers on the company’s BlueOval network has increased again following the addition of GeniePoint.

Ford’s new partnership with EQUANS, who own and operate GeniePoint, takes the Ford network to over 16,000 UK charge points, and more than 300,000 across Europe.

The continued expansion of the BlueOval charging network, accessible via the Ford Pass app, heralds this year’s arrival of the performance version of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E and acclaimed E-Transit van.

The Mach-E GT boasts more torque than any other production Ford road vehicle in Europe, sprinting from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds, proving the no-compromise experience of Ford electric vehicles.

The award-winning E-Transit sets a new benchmark for EV productivity, value and ownership with a 196-mile range van, a forecast 40 per cent reduction in running costs and Ford Pro back-up on charging, service, telematics and fleet intelligence.

Other BlueOval charge network users include owners of the regular all-electric Mustang Mach-E introduced last year, plus Ford Kuga car and Transit/Tourneo Custom van plug-in hybrids.

GeniePoint, the third largest rapid charging network in the UK, has more than 500 rapid charge points, which can now be located, monitored and paid for within the Ford Pass app.  Last year pulse, the biggest public charging network in the UK, was also integrated.

Tim Nicklin, Ford’s electrification manager, said:  “The new Mustang Mach-E, and our plug-in hybrids, are propelling Ford at pace towards electrified engines accounting for more than half of our car sales by the end of 2022.

“Key to this roll-out is providing Ford customers with a supporting infrastructure and now, together with GeniePoint, we continue our commitment to match more electrified vehicles with enough locations to charge them.”

Dee Humphries, managing director of EQUANS’ EV Solutions business, said: ‘We’re delighted to be linking with Ford to provide their drivers with access to our rapidly growing GeniePoint network. This partnership reflects our focus at GeniePoint, which to make it as easy as possible for EV drivers can get a charge whenever and wherever they need it.”

Mustang Mach-E owners enjoy five year’s free access to the BlueOval charge network and one year’s discounted IONITY and BP pulse energy costs in the UK versus the operators’ pay as you go prices.

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Contacts:

Ford Ford: Oliver Rowe                                                                      
orowe@ford.com    
07802 677983      

 

For EQUANS: Ella Gibbs
ella.gibbs@equans.com
 

 

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services.  Ford employs approximately 183,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

 

Ford of Britain has been number one commercial vehicle brand for 55 years, and is rolling out an electrified range so that, by 2026, 100% of our cars will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid. The UK is Ford’s third-largest global market and accounts for around 30% of total Ford vehicle sales in Europe. Ford directly employs 6,500 people in the UK, with thousands more employed in its extensive dealer network. The Ford Britain Dunton Campus in Essex is the home of its European commercial vehicle business group, the Ford of Britain national sales company, Ford’s banking arm – Ford Credit Europe – and powertrain engineering. Ford’s manufacturing operations are a UK export success story with 85% of engines and all transmissions exported to more than 15 countries on six continents. The value of these exports, including machined engine components, is around £2.5 billion annually.

 

About EQUANS UK & Ireland

EQUANS brings together ENGIE’s UK & Ireland services-led activity under a new brand. All of ENGIE’s UK & Ireland activity in technical services & facilities management, energy efficiency and regeneration are now part of EQUANS – along with our specialist energy related capabilities: in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. Formed by ENGIE Group in July 2021, EQUANS is a new global market leader in the sector with 74,000 employees, leveraging over 200 years of expertise. It has revenues of €12 billion and a presence in 17 countries.

Through our EV Solutions business, our mission is to make the move to green transport simple and accessible for everyone. With over 10 years of experience in the e-mobility sector, we provide true end-to-end electric vehicle charging solutions, from programme planning and design, through to installation and ongoing management. To find out more, visit equans.co.uk

 

About GeniePoint

EQUANS EV Solutions services are underpinned by our market-leading back-office system, the GeniePoint platform. This platform provides management and reporting for all charge points that we operate, including our nationwide GeniePoint network – the third largest public rapid EV charging network in the UK.

The GeniePoint platform is designed to deliver accurate and reliable real-time data to both network operators and drivers. For network operators, the platform provides a full turn-key solution incorporating the core management and control solutions, billing, fault and maintenance management, user access interface, integrated with 24/7 customer service.

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