Ford is set to triple its electric vehicle lineup in 2013 and to make it easier for drivers to find charging stations, Ford is launching the MyFord Mobile app.
Ford is set to triple its electric vehicle lineup in 2013 and to make it easier for drivers to find charging stations, Ford is launching the MyFord Mobile app. Currently there are more than 9,400 public charging stations across the U.S. and Ford’s new app will help drivers of the Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi locate the stations.
The MyFord mobile app has a charging station locator that is powered by MapQuest provides important details about charging stations in close proximity to the owner’s vehicle, such as street address and hours of operation. The app will also stay up to date with the latest charging information, since new public stations are constantly popping up. Right now there are more than 9,400 stations, which is up from 2,500 at the end of 2009.
“As more stations join the grid, MyFord Mobile users will be among the first to know because information about charger locations is constantly being culled from various sources to provide the most up-to-date data,” said Mike Tinskey, Ford’s manager of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure. “In addition to having innovative features that allow customers to minimize their transportation costs and maximize their EV driving range, MyFord Mobile also is the only mobile app that integrates up-to-date charge station locations real-time within the application.”