Ford Electric Vehicle Charging: What You Need to Know
Get helpful information and explore available charging options to find the right EV chargers for your lifestyle.
Mobile Power Cord
Compatible with all Ford EVs and plug-in hybrids, the available Ford Mobile Power Cord provides Level 1 and in some cases Level 2 charging capability at home and elsewhere.
Charge Station Pro
The Bluetooth-enabled and Wi-Fi-capable Ford Charge Station Pro wall charger provides L2 charging at 240V and is compatible with all Ford EVs. Its weather-proof design means you can have it installed almost anywhere you need it.
L1 (Level 1): Low-Level Charging
Accessible from any standard 120V outlet with the available Mobile Power Cord. The Ford Mobile Power cord is also great to keep in your trunk for emergencies or when you want a boost. L1 low-level charging can get the F-150 Lightning with extended-range battery fully charged (up to 100%) in about 95 hours.
L2 (Level 2): Mid-Level Charging
Ideal for overnight charging. Accessible via home installation of the 240V Ford Connected Charge Station and Charge Station Pro wall chargers or the Ford Mobile Power Cord using a 32A connector. Also available through 240V outlets at some workplaces or public charging stations. L2 mid-level charging can get the F-150 Lightning with extended-range battery fully charged (up to 100%) in about 14 hours.
L3 (Level 3): DC Fast Charging
Charge your EV quickly on the go at public EV charging stations like those in the BlueOval™ Charge Network. L3 DC fast charging can get the F-150 Lightning with extended-range battery fully charged (up to 100%) in about 40 minutes.
EV Charger Installation Requirements
Want a primer on what you need prior to installation? Learn about circuit breaker, voltage, wire configuration requirements and more to gain more insight before you speak to an electrician.
EV Charging Options for Condo and Apartment Residents
If you live in a condo or apartment building, the available 6-metre Mobile Power Cord can connect to any standard 120V outlet for charging in your indoor parking area, at workplaces, and elsewhere. Fast public charging is also a convenient EV charging option. Plan ahead and locate charging stations near you via SYNC76 in your vehicle or in the FordPass app to ensure your EV is ready to go when you are.
Daily Commute vs. Road Trip
Your EV’s charging needs will vary based on the length of your trip, and for your day-to-day journeys, an 80-90% charge is more than enough. Plan accordingly for every excursion – from your daily commute and running errands to road trips and extended adventures. The map in your FordPass app99 is a great trip planning tool to find charging stations on your route.
EV Charging FAQs
EV Charging FAQs
Yes. The Ford Mobile Power Cord can connect to any standard 120V outlet – just like the ones in your household.
It is not recommended to use an extension cord to charge your EV, however the Ford Mobile Power Cord and Ford Charge Station wall chargers all have a generous 6-metre (20-foot) cable.
While it is possible to charge your Ford EV at a standard Tesla charging station, you will first need to purchase an adapter. Tesla’s Supercharger network is only for Tesla vehicles. Industry-standard J1772 connectors and CCS connectors for fast charging are your best bet for a quick and easy public EV charging experience. You can use SYNC in your vehicle or the map in your FordPass app99 to find nearby BlueOval™ Charge Network charge stations for your trip.
The Connected Charge Station uses an industry-standard type J1772 connector, so it can charge any EV or PHEV compatible with type J1772. The Charge Station Pro is compatible with all Ford EVs. The Ford Mobile Power Cord is compatible with all EVs and PHEVs in the market.
Depending on whether you are using L1, L2, or L3 charging, you can sufficiently charge your EV overnight through a 120V outlet or get an up to 80% charge in as little as 20 minutes, usually found at a public DC fast charging station.
A charge of 80-90% is more than enough for the average daily commute. A full charge is recommended for longer excursions or road trips. To reduce range anxiety, plan ahead and choose a route with nearby charging stations. The more you drive your vehicle, the better you will get to know your specific charging needs.
It is best to minimize instances of 100% or 0% charge as these extremes will stress and eventually degrade your EV battery. If you need to charge mid-journey, you can find nearby charging stations via the FordPass app or plan your trip in advance so you know exactly when and where you’ll need to charge.
Your EV’s distance to empty when fully charged depends on your model, battery, climate, and other factors. Your Owner’s Manual will provide more specific information on your vehicle’s range.
If your EV runs out of charge while you’re on the road, Roadside Assistance can take your vehicle to the closest public charger, your home, or even your preferred Ford Dealer nearest to the breakdown location.
Plan your trips to include nearby charging stations and make daily charging part of your routine – in much the same way as you would your smartphone – ideally starting your day with an 80-90% charge.
Keep an eye out for federal and provincial rebates and incentives for applicable savings on your EV purchase.