Ford announced this week they will be launching a brand new app that will allow drivers to charge their electric vehciles from their smartphones. The new app called MyFord Mobile can be remotely connected to a car via a smartphone and will allow drivers to manage the charge and also manage such things as cabin temperature.
Ford announced the new app at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, where they showed how the new innovative app will work. The new app shows CO2 savings as exercise balls, or hot-air balloons; reflects the energy efficiency of different driving styles through “Zen" and “Zippy" ratings; and offers tips on how efficiency might be improved. The MyFord app will be available on IOS and Android phones and available in five different languages, it will also be free for the first five years of the vehicles ownership.
The new electric Ford Focus
The new app will be offered for the first time in the new Ford Focus Electric. The new Focus is fitted with an advanced electric motor and lithium-ion battery powertrain that produces 145 PS and achieves a top speed of 137 km/h. The 6.6 kW fully integrated onboard charger can deliver 100 km driving range with 2-3 hours charging. The new electric Focus will also feature Fords advanced SYNC 2 voice activated connectivity which will be available to Ford customers from spring this year.