Distributed Energy Resources, Industrial, Utilities - December 6, 2023
Ford Pro Partners for 30,000 EV Charging Ports by 2030
Ford Pro, the Ford Motor Company’s commercial division, announced plans to partner with Xcel Energy to support the deployment of 30,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports in Xcel Energy service territories across the U.S. by 2030.
This 30x30 initiative is part of Xcel’s broader Electric Vehicle Supply Infrastructure (EVSI) program, created to scale EV adoption and increase access to charging infrastructure for business fleets. The program calls for most upfront costs offset by Xcel for qualifying business fleet customers. Ford Pro will offer its suite of end-to-end charging solutions to Xcel Energy business customers as part of the collaboration.
“We know electrification can be complex for businesses,” said Ted Cannis, Ford Pro CEO in a statement. “We’re focused on helping them make that transition at the right time in the right way that’s best for their business. We know that may require new ways of working to encourage and support adoption. We’re honored to work with Xcel Energy—together we’re creating a new model to help eliminate barriers for businesses in their electrification journey.”
Starting in 2024, 30x30 will be available through Xcel Energy’s EVSI program in Colorado and Wisconsin. The program is expected to expand within Xcel Energy’s service territories over the next six years, pending regulatory approvals, including Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas.
The 30x30 collaboration between a vehicle manufacturer and utility provider will offer a streamlined process for businesses to acquire EV charging and support. Subject to applicable program requirements, Xcel Energy will install the charging infrastructure for business customers that qualify for and enroll in an approved EVSI program in the customer’s service location, with most upfront costs offset by Xcel Energy. Ford Pro will provide Ford Pro Charging equipment and post-installation customer service and support.
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