With lots of electric vehicles on the road and lot more charging stations mushrooming up every other day, Ford has something unique to offer to you. The company has introduced an updated version of its MyFord Mobile app. The app is majorly aimed at providing the user with information regarding the charging stations and updating them with station database. As per the data revealed by Ford, the U.S. Department of Energy currently counts 9,445 public stations in the US.
If you check the data released two-and-a-half-years ago, at the end of 2009, you can see that big change.
There were just 2,500 such stations then. Almost 6,000 new stations have been added in the last six months. Most of these are along the coasts, in Michigan and Texas.
The app uses MapQuest. Ford claims that the app’s EV station database is now updated daily from “various sources” to keep drivers of cars like the Focus Electric or C-Max Energi updated about the charging stations.
The app also allows remote charging management and battery state of charge. It provides important details about charging stations in close proximity to the owner’s vehicle, such as street address and hours of operation.