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Ford's Commitment to Charging in Europe

Ford is committed to being a leader in providing our customers with a broad choice of electrified vehicles with easy access to Charging across Europe.

Home Charging

Plugging your hybrid or electric vehicle in at home is a simple and effective way to ensure it’s ready to go when you need it. Simply connect your vehicle to a standard domestic socket and leave it to charge. This isn’t the fastest way to charge the battery because of the limited power availability from household sockets. However, it doesn’t require the need for additional hardware and therefore represents a cost-effective and highly accessible method of recharging your plug-in vehicle.

Public & Destination Charging

Across the range of our all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle portfolio, we will provide public charging cables either as standard or as an accessory depending on the model that's right for you. This gives you the power to charge your Ford vehicle at any of the 100,000+ (and growing!) charge points across Europe - so you can be sure we've got you covered.

Faster Home Charging

Want to make charging your all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle at home as fast as possible? The Ford Connected Wallbox is the best solution. The Ford Connected Wallbox offers faster charging times versus charging via a conventional plug socket, getting your all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle charged overnight. With the help of our selected partners, we can help you arrange the installation at your home. Alternatively, you can buy our wallbox directly and arrange installation yourself via a certified electrician.

Public & Destination Charging: IONITY

Ford is also one of the founders of one of Europe’s fastest growing Charging networks: IONITY. IONITY will offer All-Electric Ford drivers market leading Charging speeds at a discounted price. In May 2019, IONITY proudly announced the opening of its 100th high powered Charging sites in Europe, marking a big step towards fulfilling the objective of opening 400 IONITY high-powered sites across Europe by the end of 2020.

Charging made easy

With the FordPass App on your phone, you’ll never have to worry about whether your electric vehicle is charged or not. Simply open the FordPass app to check the state of your electric battery and whether it needs Charging before your next journey.

IONITY: Going The Distance

The electric revolution isn't just about vehicle technology. We're also investing in the infrastructure that powers longer distance journeys. IONITY is a joint venture between Ford, BMW Group, Daimler and the Volkswagen Group. Together, we're building a reliable, high-powered fast Charging network across Europe to help you make longer journeys with less time spent Charging.

Charging the battery

You can keep your electric vehicle charged in a variety of ways, from advanced self-Charging technology to plugging into your domestic power sockets. Watch this animation for an overview about the most common ways you can make sure your car or van is charged up and ready to go when you are.

Tips for low temperatures

  1. Use the Departure Times feature with preconditioning via FordPass - this will warm your vehicle with charging power rather than stored battery. 

  2. Use the heated seats and heated steering wheel if you have them and reduce the temperature point of the climate system to reduce climate loads. 

  3. Use heated front and rear screens to clear and keep windows clear (this takes less energy than heating them from the air inside the cabin). 

  4. Use climate recirculation and non-defrost mode, if safe to do so - in this way you are heating the already warmed air in the cabin rather than the cold outside air. 

  5. Check the tyre pressure to adjust for the cold temps. 

  6. Brake gently to avoid wasting energy as the battery cannot accept as much energy at cold temperatures.