Ford continues commitment towards sustainability
The Ford Motor Company has confirmed plans for where its first network of EV charging stations will be installed - news which outlines the company's commitment towards a future of sustainability.
According to an official press release from the Ford, they will first be installed in the company's hometown of Dearborn, Michigan. This means that employees at the firm will now be able to charge their own electric vehicles for free of charge; they will be able to charge their vehicles free for the first four hours.
When speaking about the project, Ford Director of Vehicle Electrification and infrastructure Mike Tinskey said: "Ford's commitment to sustainability extends beyond our fuel-efficient vehicles to include our daily workplace. We know that a growing electrified vehicle infrastructure is key to making plug-in vehicles a viable option for more consumers. Ford is committed to doing its part to help develop that infrastructure."
A sign of things to come?
While this feature is initially only available for employees at the firm, it is a clear example of how Ford long to integrate electric vehicles into their future fleet of cars; models such as the Ford Focus Electric, C-Max Energi and the Fusion Energi have all proved hugely popular - particularly in the US market. The credentials for the Ford Focus Electric are particularly impressive, offering an estimated range of 76 miles on just a single charge. It is likely that models such as the new Ford Ka could also benefit from this technology in the future.
If you want to learn more about how you could save money through the efficient vehicles available from the Blue Oval, why not contact the Foray Motor Group today and visit one of their official Ford dealerships?
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