Ford’s Electric Car Revolution Starts With Its Employees
Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) is installing electric vehicle charging stations at more than 50 of its plants and offices in the U.S. and Canada in order to make it easier for employees to more easily take advantage of the technology, Reuters reports.
Installation of the chargers will begin in November and continue being built through 2014. Ford employees will have access to four hours’ worth of free charging, enough time to fully charge the battery on any Ford electric car. Ford’s electric car options include the all-electric Ford Focus Electric and hybrids with optional plug-ins like the Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-Max Energi.
Mike Tinskey, Ford’s global director of vehicle electrification and infrastructure, said in a telephone interview with Reuters, ”We’re trying to be on the leading edge of a trend to offer employees the ability to have a second charge so they would charge at night (at home) and then charge at work.” He also said Ford currently has no plans to install charging stations in public places.