The Ford Pass charging network, available to Ford electric vehicle (EV) drivers, has grown from 3,000 UK charge points to more than 9,500 with the addition of BP Pulse.
Drivers of the new Ford Mustang Mach E will benefit from five-years of free access to the Ford Pass charging network, which provides access to more than 100,000 chargers across Europe.
Mark Harvey, Ford’s European enterprise connectivity director, said: “Starting 2021 with the exciting Mustang Mach-E will accelerate Ford’s progress towards electrified engines accounting for more than half of our car sales by the end of 2022.
“Key to this roll-out is the supporting infrastructure available to Ford customers, and today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to match more electrified vehicles with enough locations to charge them.”
The inclusion of bp’s pulse network into the FordPass network is in addition to 3,000 existing chargers. Also available to Mach-E drivers is one year’s free subscription to Ionity’s ultra-fast chargers at 15 sites in the UK and five in Ireland.
BP Pulse has also won a new contract to install 118 new charging points in the West Midlands. The new 7.4kW charging points will be accessible via the BP Pulse network on either a pay-as-you-go or membership basis.
Cllr Heather Timms, portfolio holder for heritage, culture and the environment at Warwickshire County Council, said: “We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in Warwickshire with a view to the county being carbon neutral by 2030. The shift towards electric vehicles is integral to that so we are pleased to support the initiative and build up the EV charging point infrastructure throughout Warwickshire.”
Ford Pass customers can also benefit from a further expansion of the UK’s EV charging network with the installation of six high-power Ionity chargers at Cobham Services. They can charge at up to 350kW and use 100% green energy.
David Metcalfe, roll out manager at Ionity, said: “The UK needs high power charging stations in order to support the transition to net zero transportation. As Ionity and other charge point operators in the UK continue to roll out high power charging infrastructure, it’s crucial that local Distribution Network Operators can quickly and efficiently deliver new large connections. The project at Cobham with UK Power Networks was a great example of this.”