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Dallas Picks Ford Pro to Manage EV Charging

Ford Pro Charging Dallas

The City of Dallas, America’s fourth-largest metro area, has taken a significant step towards achieving its climate goals by partnering with Ford’s commercial division, Ford Pro™. This collaboration aims to improve air quality by electrifying the city’s vehicle fleet by 2040.

Ford Pro and the City of Dallas have entered a comprehensive 10-year agreement focused on expanding and managing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for the city’s fleet operations. As part of this agreement, Ford Pro chargers will be installed at city worksites, and the city will utilize Ford Pro’s smart charging software. This integrated solution will enable Dallas to optimize EV charging performance, ensuring that fleet vehicles are efficiently charged and ready for use.

In 2020, Dallas approved its Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan (CECAP), which includes initiatives to reduce carbon emissions by incorporating EV chargers throughout the city and adding light-duty EVs to its fleet of 5,400 vehicles.

“The City of Dallas is committed to a clean, safe, and healthy environment, and we’re making great strides in our efforts to reduce emissions and improve air quality,” said Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson. “This agreement with Ford Pro marks a significant milestone and will help our city avoid energy waste and save money on energy costs. We look forward to building upon our work with Ford Pro to further scale EV charging infrastructure and electrify our fleet operations to continue to serve our great city now and in the future.”

Ted Cannis, CEO of Ford Pro, highlighted the growing trend of EV adoption among state and local government fleets. “We’re proud to provide smart charging software and hardware to help electrify one of the Lone Star State’s biggest cities in one of America’s biggest metro areas,” Cannis said. “The impact software can have on EV charging can be substantial, helping public agencies like the City of Dallas not only manage charging infrastructure today but also determine where chargers may be needed in the future.”

Across the U.S., state and local governments operate approximately four million vehicles. With the federal government aiming for most federal vehicle purchases to be zero-emission by 2035, a similar trend is expected to follow among state and local entities. Ford Pro Charging already serves hundreds of local government customers, reflecting an increasing demand for high-quality EV chargers and smart charging software. This shift is driven by factors such as rising fuel costs, the lower operational costs of EVs, and the suitability of EVs for municipal uses.

Ford Pro offers a connected customer experience through a comprehensive suite of solutions, including vehicles, charging, software, financing, and service for commercial and government customers. As the leading global commercial vehicle brand and America’s best-selling line of commercial vehicles for 39 consecutive years, Ford Pro’s BUILT FORD TOUGH® commercial trucks and vans are seamlessly integrated with Ford Pro software and services, providing a one-stop-shop for sustainable fleet solutions.

Dallas’s initiative with Ford Pro sets a powerful example of how public-private partnerships can drive environmental progress, ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable future for the city’s residents. For more information about the Ford Pro electric vehicles like the F-150 Lightning and E-Transit cargo van, contact us today at Bill Utter Ford in Denton, TX.

Source: Ford Media

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