I doubt there would be room to stick an air tag in there and even if there was, it would be an unsafe idea. The adapter is designed in a way to handle 1000V and 500A. You could reduce its ability to dissipate heat by putting a foreign object in there.
With less than 5 minutes of driving data, it has a chance to be wildly inaccurate.
In temperature extremes, there would be a huge penalty to heat or cooling coming on when the car starts, that will normalize out the longer you drive.
Electricity is expensive in the Northeast. In Massachusetts, something like 60% of the supply has to be sourced from wind or solar. $0.25 or more per kWh to charge at home is pretty common here, and my provider has no off-peak pricing options.
Even if you find a free charger and plan your routine around using that location, keep in mind that "free" is most likely being phased out everywhere. Energy has a cost, and someone somewhere is paying the bill for a free charger.
The Ford dealer near me just dropped in 3 Big Chargepoint...
For anyone with an EV from another brand.... I have a hypothetical question:
Couldn't you just take this Ford adapter and use the Telsa app to activate the Supercharger, then plug in a Rivian, Bolt, etc (anything with CCS)?
Or no, the SC will look at the CCS handshake (or VIN) and decline to...
There was a thread on here where a guy already had the A2Z (unofficial) adapter in-hand a few weeks ago. It seemed like a risk to buy before everything was finalized, but based on how the announcement played out, I think that guy would be good to go starting today.
If you find the thread...
Ford is not building these adapters. There is a 3rd party supplier producing them. They have a certain amount of production capacity available and it wouldn't make sense to scale that up dramatically just so they could respond to an initial surge of orders.
Also, let's hope those shipping...
Totally agree they should place the 90kW/40kW somewhere in the display during DCFC.
But, keep in mind that opens another can of worms where people are seeing 150kW on their window sticker, and then are calling their dealer because the car is not requesting 150kW all the time. It would be like...
I think Ford made a UX decision to show the clock time at which the car is expected to reach 80% in the IPC. For people not active on this forum, or diving into the details of charger output, that may have been a reasonable decision.
From my experience, it's maddening when the clock time keeps...
Lock screen and dynamic island would be nice enhancements for sure.
I don't know the details of the iOS SDK, but I would think those capabilities would not be huge changes since FordPass is already running in the background and has the data like current charge %.