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EV Road Tripping Basics

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Embarking on a road trip with an electric vehicle (EV) offers a thrilling adventure filled with scenic routes and eco-friendly travel. With Ford's commitment to enhancing the EV driving experience, owners can now seamlessly plan their journeys using the innovative PowerMyTrip feature. This cutting-edge tool enables Ford drivers to locate charging stations along their route, […]

Categories: F-150 Lightning, EVs, Mustang Mach-E

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Understanding Tire Needs for Your Electric Vehicle (EV)

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As you consider tire options for your Mach-E or Lightning, whether for replacement or seasonal needs, it's crucial to address a pertinent question: Do EVs require specialized tires? While all vehicles, be they EVs, hybrids, or internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, demand high-quality tires for optimal performance, EVs present unique considerations that merit attention.   […]

Categories: EVs, F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E

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The mental and physical benefits of driving an EV.

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Driving, for many, is merely a means of transportation from point A to point B, consuming about an hour and a half per day on average. However, despite the limited time spent behind the wheel, various factors contribute to fatigue, irritability, and overall exhaustion. Recognizing these challenges, I've endeavored to explore the physical and mental […]

Categories: F-150 Lightning, EVs, Mustang Mach-E

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I drive a big battery on wheels. Why do I need the little 12V one?

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  Why do EVs still have the old-school 12-volt automotive battery?  It’s an interesting question for sure!  Although an EV’s primary source of power is the high voltage (HV, or “big”) battery, virtually all EVs still have a 12V battery on board - and it’s to power all the accessories that gas-powered (ICE) have too!  […]

Categories: F-150 Lightning, EVs, Mustang Mach-E

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Drive a Ford EV and use BC Hydro DC fast chargers?

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Do you drive a Ford EV and charge up at BC Hydro's DC fast chargers?  Great news!   Starting May 1st, BC Hydro is switching to energy-based billing on their public EV chargers!  That means you'll be paying for your energy by the kilowatt-hour, rather than by the time you're connected to the charger!  With […]

Categories: F-150 Lightning, EVs, Mustang Mach-E

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It’s cold, and I’m stuck in traffic in my electric car. Should I be worried?

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It happens, traffic is a daily nuisance and it’s not going away anytime soon. More times than not, it’s going to be either cold or hot outside while we are stuck in the afternoon rush. That means we need the car’s climate control, or HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system to get comfortable.   But […]

Categories: F-150 Lightning, EVs, Mustang Mach-E

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Locating and Using Tesla Superchargers with your Ford EV

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Are you the proud owner of a Ford Mustang Mach-E or F-150 Lightning? Charging your electric vehicle just got easier!  This video from Ford shows you how to use the FordPass App or the SYNC 4A screen in your car to locate and utilize Tesla Superchargers. This insightful video provides a step-by-step guide, ensuring you […]

Categories: Mustang Mach-E, EVs, F-150 Lightning

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Exciting News: Ford Integrates Tesla Superchargers into BlueOval Charge Network!

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Starting today (February 29, 2024), Ford is enhancing the charging experience for its electric vehicle owners by integrating the Tesla Supercharger network into the Ford BlueOval Charge Network.  With a DC Fast Charging adapter, you will be able to fast charge your Mach-E, F-150 Lighting, and e-Transit vehicles at upgraded Tesla Supercharger sites. This integration allows […]

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EV 101: Cold Weather Driving

Tips to help maximize the range of your EV in extreme weather Ford EVs have been tested in extreme cold conditions, enduring months of real-world winter driving in Alaska and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The batteries have been subjected to temperatures as high as 60°C to as low as minus 40°C in Ford’s atmospheric test chambers. […]

Categories: Mustang Mach-E, EVs, F-150 Lightning

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Ford to offer complimentary Tesla Supercharger adapter to eligible EV customers

Exciting news for our Ford EV customers...access to the Tesla Supercharger network is coming, and coming soon!  And even better - Ford's going to be offering *complimentary* CCS-NACS adapters to eligible EV customers!   Yet another reason to choose a Ford EV - you'll be getting the best of a startup (the Supercharger network) and […]

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