Siemens Collaborates with Ford on Customized Electric Vehicle Charger for All-Electric F-150 Lightning Retail Customers
Ford Charge Station Pro granted newly expanded Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 9741 standard for safety and compliance
Atlanta, GA | February 9, 2022
Siemens eMobility® announced it has worked with Ford on the Ford Charge Station Pro, a custom electric vehicle (EV) charger for the Ford F-150 Lightning. This innovative charger is the first bidirectional-ready EV solution set for release at retail customer scale to receive certification under the newly expanded Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 9741, an important industry-wide benchmark that ensures products meet safety standards. The new charge station also features a peak power of 19.2kW, achieving the maximum power rating currently available for a Level 2 charge station.
The Ford Charge Station Pro is needed to enable Ford Intelligent Backup Power, a system that allows the Ford-150 Lightning to become an interactive part of the home and be used as a power generation source during outages, the first electric truck to do so. In the future, additional features will be made available with firmware updates to the charger that will help customers interact even further with the grid.
“Together with Ford, Siemens is not only helping accelerate electric vehicle adoption in the residential space but is also empowering drivers to take more ownership of their energy future,” said John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility in North America. “The technology behind this charger is helping make charging at home more sustainable,more reliable, and more accessible. We’re incredibly proud to put our experience to work to help usher in a new era for electric vehicles and grid resiliency.”
About Siemens eMobility in the U.S.
Siemens has been electrifying infrastructure for nearly two centuries and now brings this expertise to the electrified vehicle market. With 75,000 Siemens chargers already deployed in the U.S. across all 50 states, Siemens eMobility solutions range from in-home chargers and commercial depots to charging infrastructure systems that power electrified bus lines in several of the largest cities in the country.
To learn more about Siemens eMobility solutions, visit http://usa.siemens.com/emobility
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