Ford is growing its BlueOval Charge Network in North America by 25%, bringing the new network total to more than 106,000 chargers.
Customers can now access three new charging providers: Francis Energy, Blink and Red E across the U.S. and Canada with embedded charger routing and simple payment options via FordPass.
These three providers bring more than 10,000 new chargers to the network, including more than 550 new DC fast chargers.
Blink, Francis Energy and Red E join the existing BlueOval Charge Network provider: Shell Recharge Solutions, Electrify America, EVgo, ChargePoint, FLO, EV Connect, and Electric Circuit.
The BlueOval Charge Network, which Ford said is North America’s largest public charging network by an automaker, is a “network of networks” that provides Ford EV drivers with easy access to a variety of charging providers without the need for multiple apps and memberships.
BOCN provides one stored payment account through the FordPass App, or the in-vehicle’s touchscreen, that eliminates the need for onsite credit card use. Once owners have created a BlueOval Charge Network account, they can then select, activate, and pay for BOCN charging by using the FordPass “Find Chargers” functionality.
Ford customers can enjoy trip planning, routing and charging payment through FordPass Power My Trip on both the FordPass App and via Charge Assist in the vehicle's infotainment screen.