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Ford Pro Charging software monitors millions of data points daily to enhance the EV charging experience for commercial fleets.

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Ford Pro has introduced the Ford Pro Smart Charging Bundle to help Massachusetts businesses incorporate electric vehicles into their fleet operations. The program aims to reduce upfront and ongoing charging costs.

The Ford Pro Smart Charging Bundle provides a free Ford Pro 48-amp charger for home or worksite charging or an 80-amp charger for worksite charging to Ford Pro Charging software subscribers enrolled in the Clean Peak Energy Standard (CPS). This program was established by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources in 2020.

The CPS is designed to decrease emissions and costs related to seasonal periods of peak electricity demand by promoting the use of clean energy technologies that can supply or reduce demand during peak periods.

“Clean energy technologies like energy storage and demand response resources, when used during peak electricity demand, lower the likelihood that we need to call on expensive fossil fuels,” said Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Elizabeth Mahony. “Through its Clean Peak Energy Standard, DOER believes these technologies can reduce costs for ratepayers, lower Massachusetts’ emissions, and create a more resilient electric grid. Ford Pro’s Smart Charging Bundle is now among the tools to help Massachusetts shift to a clean energy portfolio and achieve net zero emissions in 2050.”

Ford Pro Charging Dedicated to Simplifying Charging

Ford Pro Charging operates over 1,000 commercial worksite depots to power up fleet EVs. The company is dedicated to simplifying the electric transition for businesses, offering tailored EV consulting and a range of integrated charging hardware and software solutions.

Their team can design, implement, and manage solutions for both Ford and other brand vehicles, ensuring fleet vehicles are optimally charged and ready for work when needed.

Ford Pro Charging software monitors millions of data points daily to enhance the EV charging experience for commercial fleets. This empowers businesses to customize and manage their EV and charger performance. Operating costs for fleets with electric vehicles are estimated to be at least 48% lower in fuel and maintenance expenses.

Furthermore, by leveraging smart charging software to schedule charging during off-peak hours, businesses charging Ford electric vehicles could save hundreds of dollars per vehicle per year. Demand response can also be utilized to curtail EV charging during peak times, managing energy loads and resulting in business cost savings while contributing to a cleaner power grid.

“Our team is focused on easing the transition to electric for business and government customers,” said Ted Cannis, Ford Pro CEO. “Through this program, Ford Pro customers essentially get their own virtual ‘charging manager,’ as we will do the heavy lifting such as providing no-cost charging hardware, managing the charging schedule, avoiding peak rates, and ensuring business EVs are powered up appropriately to get work done.”

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