Ford owners collectively drive 100,000 EV miles a day.

It's not the EV leader, but Ford is certainly contributing to the electric vehicle movement. In fact, the company says its drivers collectively account for about 100,000 purely electric driving miles a day and that number could soon increase substantially. The company has already deployed more than 1,700 charging stations at its North American dealerships and other facilities, and is gearing up to add about 200 more at 50 locations. The new stations will be installed at factories, offices and product-development facilities between now and the end of 2014.

Already, Ford says its electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids have traveled 30 million miles on electric power only, reducing CO2 emissions by about 2.64 million pounds in the process. Those numbers will continue to increase since Ford set all-time sales records for the Fusion Energy and C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrids in August. Overall, Ford's green-vehicle sales last month almost quadrupled from a year earlier to about 8,300 plug-ins and hybrids.

Better yet, Ford is footing the charging bill for its plug-in driving employees, at least for the first four hours of charging. The company estimates that the recharge will cost the company about 50 cents a pop while saving workers about $2 worth of gas. The electric miles information above comes from the MyFord Mobile app and Ford will collect vehicle recharging data from the stations, proving, as always, that Big Blue Oval Brother is indeed watching. Check out Ford's press release below.
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Ford Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Network for Employees; Customers Log 30 Million All-Electric Miles

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
• Ford launches new workplace charging network, allowing more employees to accomplish their daily commute entirely on electricity
• Ford customers now have logged 30 million all-electric miles in the company's full range of plug-in electric vehicles, saving more than 1.2 million kilograms of CO2
• Ford delivered its best August U.S. electrified vehicle sales ever with 8,292 vehicles sold, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago. August marks the 11th consecutive month Ford achieved electrified vehicle sales records

More Ford employees soon will be able to drive to work entirely on electricity, thanks to a new workplace charging network being installed at nearly every Ford facility in the U.S. and Canada.
Ford plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 50 of its company offices, product development campuses and manufacturing facilities. Installation will begin later this year and roll out across company facilities throughout 2014.

"Ford's commitment to sustainability extends beyond our fuel-efficient vehicles to include our daily workplace," said Mike Tinskey, Ford global director of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure. "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 our part to help grow that infrastructure."

Ford employees will be able to charge the all-electric Focus Electric, as well as Ford's two plug-in hybrids – the Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi – at the charge stations. The service will initially be free to employees for the first four hours. Ford estimates it will cost the company about 50 cents to fully charge a vehicle, saving employees up to $2 in gasoline each day.

Ford's workplace EV chargers are different from competitor programs in that they will be networked together. As a result, the company will be able to gather additional information on electrified vehicle use, such as the number of hours vehicles are charging and the amount of CO2 reduced.

Ford already has more than 1,700 charging stations at Ford dealerships and company facilities in North America. The new workplace chargers will add approximately 200 more.

Throughout the U.S. and Canada, the number of charge stations – both public and residential – is growing rapidly. In 2009, there were 3,000 known public charge stations. Today, there are more than 20,000.
30 million electric miles
Ford Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi drivers typically make three of their four daily trips in all-electric mode, based on data from Ford's MyFord Mobile app. In fact, every 10 days, Ford customers drive approximately 1 million miles on electricity alone. In total, Ford customers now have logged 30 million all-electric miles driving the full range of plug-in vehicles, saving more than 1.2 million kilograms of CO2.

Current customer data from the Fusion Energi and CMAX Energi is showing that three of every four trips are accomplished on electricity alone. By adding another charge during the day at the workplace, it is likely that employees will be able to accomplish all of their work week trips without using gasoline.

Electrified vehicle sales success The popularity of Ford's electrified vehicles led to the company's best-ever retail U.S. sales results for Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles in August. That contributed to Ford's best August electrified vehicle sales ever, with 8,292 vehicles sold, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago.

August also marked the 11th consecutive month Ford achieved electrified vehicle sales records. Nearly two-thirds of new Ford electrified vehicle sales are coming from buyers trading in other car brands.

About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 177,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.


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      SteveG
      • 1 Year Ago
      So how many in regular math not ford math? If 47 mpg in ford math = 40 mpg regular, we should expect 170 charging stations?
        EZEE
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SteveG
        That's actually funny....I snorted my coffee at Starbucks :D
      Marco Polo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fords electrification program may be progressing slowly and cautiously, but initiatives like this can be very important in helping to educate and enthuse Ford employee's about the advantages of EV adoption. The more employees become converted, the easier it becomes for Ford to institute more EV programs, secure in the knowledge that it's workers are 100% behind the products. Every positive step should be applauded.
        Ryan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Marco Polo
        Over Labor Day we plugged into a Ford Dealership with a C-Max Energi in Ohio and they had never seen it used before... We added it to Plugshare, but I think there is a long way to go in the middle of the country to get people on-board with EVs. If even the people selling them, and with 4 EVs/PHEVs on the lot haven't used the charger before... But, yes, good job Ford for helping to expand the EV charging map. Hopefully they pick a few dealerships that aren't close to any other chargers.
      Spec
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is nice to have the car companies realize that the oil companies are not their friends. The oil companies raked in massive windfall profits as the automakers went bankrupt in 2008.
        Vlad
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spec
        I'm puzzled by the downvotes, too... What is it that Spec stated incorrectly? Oil companies and car companies, while interdependent, do have different interests, and different fortunes. Oil companies did in fact fare much better in Great Recession. They do spend 100x more money on maintaining the destructive and unsustainable status quo than on finding energy solutions that don't make our little piece of rock in space hard to live on.
          Marco Polo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Vlad
          Vlad I try to refrain from voting, since it such a distorted system anyway. I agree Spec's comment, although a little hackneyed, but nothing to take exception. However, I'm observing an increasing number of people who are beginning to reject the idea that the only reason to support EV's, is a hatred of oil companies. There's a lot of disinformation about the role of oil companies in the world economy. The myth that oil companies still create vast profits, is a distortion. Based on capital return oil companies are not that profitable. But it's become fashionable among the green/left to demonize the oil industry, and create animosity toward a huge essential industry, which by it's nature has a great many difficulties with the environment. The idea that the oil industry has an obligation to fund anything else other than oil products, is absurd. The oil industry isn't responsible for anything other than producing oil. Although some oil companies have invested hundreds of billions of dollars into R&D for alternate energy, the result have been disappointing. The US is about to change from being a large energy importer, to a self-sufficient energy exporter, due largely to the efforts of the oil companies returning to invest in oil and gas exploration and exploitation technology. EV technology is already sufficiently advanced to begin competing on it's own terms with ICE vehicles. As EV's begin to rely on mainstream sales, consumers have different priorities and motivations than the early supporters of the green/left. Continually banging the oil drum, is just counter-productive. There, now you really have something to downvote ! :)
        EZEE
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spec
        -2? Look...I have no problem with oil company profits, as they provide a product and service we all need. But for you downvote people...what he said is true, and if the electric could go 250 miles or more, wouldn't we all want one? But Spec...for each dollar the oil companies made, governments made $5 - $10, or more, in taxes, all of which were used to feel starving brown skinned children. All because the oil companies. I hope that you don't have a problem with funding the government, and feeding starving brown skinned children....? ;-)
      • 1 Year Ago
      check out this website http:fordcmaxhybridforum.com/topic/361-battery-dead
      DaveMart
      • 1 Year Ago
      In case people can't make it out from the article, Ford is installing these new chargers at the workplace, as they think that is the way to increase EV miles travelled. The critical bit from the PR is: 'More Ford employees soon will be able to drive to work entirely on electricity, thanks to a new workplace charging network being installed at nearly every Ford facility in the U.S. and Canada.'
        Vlad
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DaveMart
        ...and they are absolutely right. There are exactly two types of places where charging station can make the biggest impact: - places of work - apartment buildings All other places are nice and welcome, but not nearly as critical.
          Ryan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Vlad
          There are some destinations that would be good to have chargers at. National parks, golf courses, movie theaters, malls, casinos...
          Harry
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Vlad
          And near coffee shops, interstate cafes like McDonalds/Burger King, libraries... Basically anywhere you stop for 30 minutes or more is a good place for an L2 charger, if installation is cheap and they are reliable once installed.
      Ziv
      • 1 Year Ago
      The FFE is a nice car, too bad they aren't pushing it more. It is still too expensive but if they had more than 300 in inventory in the entire US market, they would sell/lease a lot more of them.
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