December 15, 2019

Ford steps up electric plans with charging deal

Ford is stepping up its move to electric vehicles in the UK and Ireland with a planned partnership with Centrica that would give Ford customers a dedicated home charging installation service and lower energy prices for overnight charging.

Centrica would also make its installation service available to support Ford’s dealership networks.

“Ford is committed to delivering one of the most comprehensive line-ups of electrified vehicles for our customers, powered through the Ford home charger wall boxes,” said Andy Barratt, managing director, Ford of Britain.

“With their scale, experience and access to the electric grid, our partnership with Centrica will enable us to offer a one-stop shop for our customers as they transition to an electrified vehicle, including exciting new vehicle options, wall box, installation service and electricity tariff.”

Every new Ford passenger vehicle nameplate in Europe will include an electrified option – mild hybrid, full hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full battery electric. Planned models include an all-electric Transit in 2021.

Sarwjit Sambhi, CEO of Centrica Consumer, said: “I believe we are uniquely positioned to help customers at home and in business to make the shift to electric vehicles, harnessing the power of our global network of over 13,000 technicians and engineers to deliver solutions that are simpler, faster and more affordable for consumers.”