Ford patented Fastor Charge fast charging networkApril 15, 2020
The American manufacturer sends its response to the Tesla Supercharger network.
The success of a modern electric car goes beyond general characteristics such as price, performance and design. Not only should the new EV have a large power reserve, manufacturers must offer easy and fast charging, eliminating the fear of a dangerous mileage, which still prevents thousands of buyers from switching to electricity. That is why Tesla has achieved such fame thanks to its widespread Supercharger network.
Ford is the next major manufacturer to enter the electric car market with the upcoming Mustang Mach-E, and according to the US Patent and Trademark Office, the manufacturer has applied for a trademark for its own charging system – it is called Fastor Charge. Obviously, Ford wants to convey to us the idea that charging the Mach-E and any future electric cars of the brand can be quick. The letter F of the blue-green Fastor Charge logo flows smoothly into the power cord. It is still unclear whether the Fastor Charge is a Ford household charger or a public charging network.
Last October, Ford, in partnership with Electrify America, introduced what he called the “largest electric vehicle charging network in North America.” The network has 12,000 different charging spots and 35,000 charging sockets. Mustang Mach-E RWD with an increased range can be charged from one of them on 80 km in 10 minutes. Despite the “Fastor” in combination with the Fastor Charge, this does not sound so impressive, since the productive Tesla Model X can reach 185 km from a 15-minute charge. Charging the Mach-E SUV will take about 38 minutes from 10 to 80%.
Deliveries for Mach-E are due to start later this year, so it’s easy for owners to try out the new Ford charging network, which will be a key factor in positioning Mach-E as the main competitor for the upcoming Tesla Model Y crossover. Fastor Charge should also help convince buyers to give Mach -E chance.
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