Ford Information Europe: Professional Launches House Charging Answer To Assist Companies Undertake All-Electrical E-Transit Customized Van

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  • Ford Professional — Europe’s main business car model — is supporting the launch of its all‑new electrical E-Transit Customized van with a house charging answer for enterprise customers
  • Providing consists of coaching, charger, set up, administration software program and five-year guarantee; permits cost scheduling for off-peak vitality and distant monitoring
  • House charging joins complete vary of Ford Professional supporting companies designed to assist small and medium-sized companies match the productiveness ranges of bigger fleets
  • Ford Professional residence charging answer will first be out there within the UK in summer time 2024 earlier than rolling out throughout main European markets

DUNTON, UK — Ford Professional is simplifying electrification for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe with a brand new all-in-one residence charging answer for its rising line-up of electrical vans.

The providing is the newest service to hitch the corporate’s digital and bodily platform of automobiles, charging, software program, servicing and finance designed to assist companies scale back their price of possession, work extra successfully, and simplify the transition to electrical automobiles.

Ford Professional has designed its new residence charging answer to profit time-poor SMEs who don’t function from a central depot or make use of full-time fleet managers. Drivers can recharge their electrical vans (EVs) at residence between shifts utilizing a related Ford Professional House Charger, which Ford Professional may also set up, preserve and assure with a five-year guarantee.

To assist scale back vitality prices, Ford Professional charging software program permits customers to schedule charging to maximise the usage of off-peak vitality tariffs. The house charging answer additionally integrates with Ford Professional Telematics 1 to simplify driver reimbursement and compliance for office-based employees. This implies massive fleets with drivers who park at residence in a single day also can combine the brand new residence charging service into their operations.

“We’re introducing a related residence charging answer designed utilizing our a long time of expertise of working with small companies. With its seamless integration to the distinctive Ford Professional ecosystem, easy reimbursement options with single-screen view, and full aftersales help together with a market-leading five-year {hardware} guarantee, the Ford Professional House Charging package deal delivers unmatched uptime and productiveness for our prospects,” stated Hans Schep, basic supervisor, Ford Professional, Europe.

Ford Professional is launching residence charging within the UK throughout summer time 2024 according to availability of its E‑Transit Customized electrical van, 2 and can then prolong the service to main European markets.

Simplifying electrification for small companies

To help enterprise prospects who cost in a single day at residence, Ford Professional’s residence charging answer consists of skilled session and coaching, set up and upkeep of a Ford Professional House Charger, in addition to software program to make planning and paying for charging straightforward.

Devoted Ford Professional Charging Software program permits customers to schedule charging throughout cheaper in a single day tariffs the place out there to assist scale back price of possession. E-Transit Customized’s 11 kW AC three-phase onboard charger is able to absolutely recharging the battery in 6.7 hours, 3 so prospects will comfortably have the ability to recharge in a single day.

Companies with a number of drivers charging at residence can use Ford Professional Telematics 1 software program to simply monitor vitality use throughout their fleets, and might view reimbursement due for every driver utilizing a set price per kWh. The system additionally gives central management of Distant Pre‑Conditioning to heat or cool the battery and cab whereas on cost to optimise driving vary, and shows alerts if a car isn’t charging when it needs to be. Employees also can examine car well being information and state of cost through Ford Professional Telematics Drive — the companion app to Ford Professional Telematics 1 — or FordPass, 4 in the event that they function a single car.

As some SMEs use their work van as a private car, Ford Professional affords complete public charging help for longer journeys. E‑Transit Customized helps DC quick charging as much as 125 kW for a 10–80 per cent recharge in about 39 minutes. 3 A brand new cost profile front-loads vitality to allow fast, helpful top-ups; in lab testing, the system delivered 82 km of vary in simply 10 minutes. 3 Each E‑Transit Customized is bought with a 12-month complimentary subscription to entry over 650,000 public charging factors throughout Europe 5 through the BlueOval Cost Community.

Whether or not a van is recharged in a single day at a driver’s residence, in a depot with a bespoke Ford Professional depot charging answer, or on longer journeys utilizing the BlueOval Charging Community, Ford Professional reduces paperwork with centralised funds and reimbursement.

Past charging, Ford Professional additionally affords a spread of companies to assist enhance SMEs’ productiveness and simplify car administration.

Ford Professional Telematics 1 is designed to help SMEs with a small fleet and a single administrator who wants oversight of the entire enterprise. The system shows information from a number of automobiles on intuitive dashboards to assist operators carry on prime of their automobiles’ charging, well being, safety and operating efficiency and handle these prices. Operators also can stop unauthorised van use after hours with Fleet Begin Inhibit. Away from the workplace, drivers can exchange paper-based day by day checklists and notes with the Ford Professional Telematics Drive companion app, which may share dwell updates and pictures to the desktop telematics system.

The FordPass telephone app 4 is designed to go well with owner-drivers who use a single car and permits them to examine their cost stage, discover and pay for close by BlueOval Cost Community chargers, and remotely lock and unlock the van.

Prospects can enhance car uptime through Ford Professional Service’s FORDLiive related uptime system. With the 5G modem enabled, 6 E-Transit Customized continually screens its well being and might share over 3,200 car well being notifications, in addition to info on motion required, which prospects obtain via FordPass 4 or Ford Professional Telematics. 1 Prospects can then schedule a dealership or Cell Service go to at their comfort to resolve the problem earlier than it probably causes a extra disruptive downside that might take the car out of service.

Final yr, FORDLiive prevented 700,000 days of downtime price round €320 million to prospects.

Press launch from Ford.

Ford, a world American model woven into the material of Europe for greater than 100 years, is dedicated to freedom of motion that goes hand-in-hand with taking care of the planet and one another. The corporate’s Ford+ plan, with Mannequin e, Ford Professional and the Ford Blue enterprise models is accelerating its European transformation to an all-electric and carbon impartial future by 2035. The corporate is driving ahead with daring, new EVs, every one designed with European drivers in thoughts and innovating with companies to assist folks join, communities develop, and companies thrive. Promoting and servicing Ford automobiles in 50 particular person European markets, operations additionally embody the Ford Motor Credit score Firm, Ford Buyer Service Division and 14 manufacturing amenities (eight wholly owned and 6 unconsolidated three way partnership amenities) with 4 centres based mostly in Cologne, Germany; Valencia, Spain and at our three way partnership in Craiova, Romania and Kocaeli, Türkiye.  Ford employs roughly 34,000 folks at its wholly owned amenities and consolidated joint ventures and roughly 57,000 folks together with unconsolidated companies throughout Europe. Extra details about the corporate, its merchandise and Ford Credit score is offered at

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