Ford has unveiled a pilot initiative in collaboration with Duke Energy, targeting electric vehicle (EV) owners within their service region. The program, known as the EV Complete Home Charging Plan pilot, offers EV drivers the opportunity to save money, increase their use of clean energy, and contribute to the resilience of the electric grid while charging their vehicles at home.
This program’s primary objective is to bring greater predictability to the costs associated with home EV charging. It does so by providing a fixed, low monthly rate for the electricity consumed, in exchange for allowing Ford and Duke Energy to manage the timing of the charging process to better support the overall stability of the electrical grid.
The initiative will also play a role in bolstering the resilience of the electric grid. This will be achieved by efficiently organizing the home charging schedules of selected customers, prioritizing times when the grid experiences lower demand and greater availability of renewable energy sources. Starting in September, Ford electric vehicle owners, along with those from GM and BMW, will receive invitations to enroll in this program. The official launch of the EV Complete Home Charging Plan pilot is set for November 1st.
For additional information regarding this announcement, kindly refer to Duke Energy’s press release accessible through this link.