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Staff photo by Mike Pare / An electric vehicle charging station built by Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America is located at the Walmart in Ooltewah.

Electrify America today announced an agreement with Ford Motor Co. to provide ultra-fast public charging for the automaker's future electric vehicles on the network of the Volkswagen subsidiary.

As part of the agreement, Ford will provide future customers of its all-new, all-electric Mustang-inspired SUV with public fast charging capabilities through Electrify America's growing charging network across the country, according to the companies.

Customers will be able to manage their charging plan through features of the company's FordPass app, as well as through their vehicle's touch screen, that will be supported by a comprehensive data feed from Electrify America, the companies said. The FordPass app will provide real time location and charger status data to Ford EV drivers for Electrify America's network of ultra-fast EV public chargers across highway and metro charging stations planned in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

"We are committed to advancing the adoption of electric vehicles, and value forward-thinking collaborations with automakers like Ford, that share a similar vision," said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America, in a statement.

Electrify America expects to install or have under development about 800 charging station sites with about 3,500 chargers by December 2021. The company will expand to 45 states and the District of Columbia, including two cross-country routes and 29 major metros.

Ford and VW earlier this year unveiled a partnership to co-develop products and bolster economic efficiencies.

 

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