Powering EVs at Your Ford Dealership
As a BlueOval™ Charge Network partner with Model e Certified compliant hardware, SemaConnect can help you get EV charging stations installed so you can begin taking delivery of Ford's latest EV models. With SemaConnect, you receive:
- The industry expertise from partnering with thousands of businesses to install more than 13,000 charging stations since 2008.
- Competitive pricing — Our charging stations are competitively priced and easy to install, providing substantial potential savings on purchasing and installation.
- Competitive lead times — With our robust history, industry relationships, and manufacturing prowess, SemaConnect can provide the charging stations you need to meet the upcoming Model e certification deadlines.
- Premium charging stations that make the EV revolution accessible to everyone, with turnkey operations and intuitive management you’ll be amped about.
Electric Performance at Your Dealership
SemaConnect charging stations pair premium design with premium features for an experience everyone will love.
Why Ford Dealerships Choose SemaConnect
BlueOval™ Charge Network Partner
SemaConnect is an official BlueOval™ Charge Network partner with Model e certified compliant hardware.
Competitive Lead Times
SemaConnect offers competitive lead times, ensuring your stations can be installed before the end of the year.
Easy Installation, from Nuts to Volts
We deliver complete solutions from hardware to software, so installation and setup are as easy as flipping a switch.
We make installation easy by managing the entire process for you, including permits and electrical contractors.
A Partner You Can Rely On
Take the uncertainty out of EV charging with pre-build site planning support and a comprehensive replacement warranty.
Financing Options Available
SemaConnect can help you obtain financing to fund your EV charging program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about EV charging at your dealership? Here are the most common questions our EV experts receive.
What are the EV charging requirements to mee the Ford Model e certification?
To obtain certification, there is an initial set of requirements due by December 31, 2023. Additionally, there is an additional set of requirements to maintain their certification that is due by December 31, 2025.
Ford dealership must install 2 DCFC and 5 Level 2 stations by December 31, 2023 become Model e Certified Elite. To maintain their Model e Certified Elite certification, they need to have at least 3 DCFC and 6 Level 2 stations by December 31, 2025, to maintain their certification.
There are two levels to the Model e certification. What is the difference between the two?
Within the Model e certification program, there are two levels:
- Model e Certified
- This is the base level certification
- Dealerships that meet this certification are allowed to sell up to 20 EVs per year
- Model e Certified Elite
- This is the higher-level certification and requires an additional investment in EV charging infrastructure
- Dealerships can sell up to 250 EVs in 2024/25 and up to 750 EVs per year beginning in 2026
To obtain certification, Ford dealers must meet an initial set of requirements by December 31, 2023. Additionally, there is an enhanced set of requirements to maintain that certification that is due by December 31, 2025.
What are the charging station requirements to become Model e certified?
To obtain Model e certification, Ford dealers must meet an initial set of requirements by December 31, 2023. Additionally, there is an enhanced set of requirements to maintain that certification that is due by December 31, 2025.
To become Model e certified, Ford dealers need to:
- Have 1 DCFC and 5 Level II charging stations installed by December 31, 2023
- Have 1 DCFC and 6 Level II charging stations installed by December 31, 2025
To become Model e Elite certified, Ford dealers need to:
- Have 2 DCFC and 5 Level II charging stations installed by December 31, 2023
- Have 3 DCFC and 6 Level II charging stations installed by December 31, 2025
How long will it take to charge an EV?
The charging times for electric vehicles can differ based on charging station amperage, battery size, and on-board charger. For example, to charge a Chevy Volt PHEV from empty to full battery, utilizing a 240V outlet would take roughly 4 hours, while charging a Nissan Leaf BEV can take 8 hours.
However, just as you are unlikely to drive a gas vehicle to a completely empty tank, people are unlikely to drive their EV to a completely dead battery.
If you are charging a battery that is not empty, your charging times will be shorter. Generally, drivers will get an average of 25 miles of range per hour of charging time at a Level 2 charging station.
Which electric vehicles can charge at a SemaConnect station?
SemaConnect Level 2 charging stations use the North American standard electric vehicle charging plug known as the SAE-J1772. This plug is compatible with all commercially available battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) available in the North American market, including on all Ford EV makes and models.
SemaConnect also offers DC Fast Charging stations with Combined Charging System (CCS) and CHAdeMO plugs, which are the two standard plugs for fast charging. Please refer to your owner’s manual to determine the correct DCFC plug for your vehicle. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles cannot use DCFC stations.
What do the lights on the SemaConnect Level II stations mean?
SemaConnect level II stations utilize an intuitive LED light system to make it easy for drivers and station owners to check station status.
- Solid Blue – There is no vehicle plugged into the station. It is working and available for use.
- Flashing Green – There is an electric vehicle plugged into the station and the station is delivering a charge.
- Solid Green – There is an electric vehicle plugged into the station and the charge is complete. The vehicle has a fully charged battery.
- Solid Red – The station has experienced a ground fault and is currently unable to deliver a charge.
How far can my drivers travel per charge in their EVs?
Electric vehicle range varies depending on the size of the battery, the type and weight of the car, road and weather conditions, driving style, and ancillary usage, such as running the air conditioning or charging a cell phone. Drivers should refer to the vehicle manual to determine range.
Is financing available?
Yes. SemaConnect can help you obtain financing to fund your EV charging program.
Speak with a SemaConnect representative to learn more.