Ford C-MAX Energi

Ford C-MAX Energi

According to Green Car Congress, Ford is launching a pilot project called EV 1-2-3 Charge. This enables C-Max Energi buyers to charge for free for 3 years in two pilot states, California and Maryland.

EV 1-2-3 Charge in some ways reminds us of Nissan's No Charge To Charge.

Ford offers 3 years instead of 2 years in the case of Nissan and only AC charging - up to 4 hour free sessions (DC is not available on C-MAX Energi).

The two charging providers participating in the project are NRG EVgo and SemaConnect. Those who purchase or lease a 2016 C-MAX Energi in California and Maryland between 1 October 2015 and 1 October 2016 will get one access card for both networks.

"Ford Motor Company will offer three years of complimentary charging to California and Maryland customers who purchase or lease a 2016 C-MAX Energi with its pilot EV 1-2-3 Charge program. EV 1-2-3 Charge will provide unlimited, complimentary charging sessions of four hours each at more than 500 NRG EVgo and SemaConnect public stations across the nation. C-MAX Energi is capable of being fully charged in approximately 2.5 hours with the 240-volt charging stations that are included in the program.

Beginning in December, Ford will make it easy for customers to find these charge stations with MyFord Mobile, which will identify participating stations with a pink-colored icon. The MyFord Mobile app and website are integrated with the vehicle’s in-car communications and entertainment system – SYNC 3.

MyFord Mobile and myfordmobile.com allow plug-in electric vehicle owners to have a seamless connected car experience, giving them the ability to easily lock and unlock their vehicle, find where they parked, access charge status, mileage and driving efficiency, as well as schedule charge times—all with the touch of a finger. The app may be downloaded to an iPhone or Android phone and to Apple or Android Wear smart watches.

Eligible customers in Maryland and California purchasing or leasing a 2016 Ford C-MAX Energi between 1 October 2015 and 1 October 2016 will receive an EV 1-2-3 Charge registration packet in the mail. Similar to traditional gas cards, once the access card is activated, customers will be able to access NRG EVgo and SemaConnect charge stations with the convenience of one card."

Source: Green Car Congress