Ford Transit Connect buyers to receive electric-vehicle charging stations

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Ford Motor Co. and Coulomb Technologies Inc. are giving away 4,600 electric-vehicle charging stations. Some will go to the first buyers of the Ford Transit Connect electric delivery van, which goes on sale this year. Customers in nine states may qualify for a free station.

Coulomb will immediately begin installing its ChargePoint Networked stations for customers in Austin, Texas; Detroit; Los Angeles; New York; Orlando; Sacramento, Calif.; the San Jose-San Francisco Bay Area; Redmond, Wash.; and Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure is a key for growing the electric-vehicle market, Mike Tinskey, manager of the Ford Sustainability Group, told Automotive News.

We have a bit of an infrastructure challenge in front of us, and we think this project will help enable the early adopters. Separately, Tinskey said Ford would roll out a nationwide program to help dealers install on-site charging stations for electric vehicles.

Ford is launching this incentive under its Ford Blue Oval ChargePoint Program, which is part of Coulomb's government-funded ChargePoint America project.

ChargePoint America seeks to develop electric-vehicle infrastructure in the nine regions.The $37 million ChargePoint America project is funded in part by a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Transportation Electrification Initiative.

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