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A while back we had the question if Plug & Charge could get us the Pass+ discounted rate at EA. We found out the answer was "no". But Ford worked with EA to make that possible.
I still haven't seen any official details on EA Membership + FordPass/BlueOval Charging Network on Ford's website in Connected Services, or in the FordPass app. Has there been some official announcement of this integration yet?
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I came to this thread from a link in a thread where I asked if I could get the EA Pass+ rate and Plug and Charge. The link in the OP now goes to an FAQ page about public charging with no mention about the subscription rate. Seems it is still not an option as of today.
 
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I came to this thread from a link in a thread where I asked if I could get the EA Pass+ rate and Plug and Charge. The link in the OP now goes to an FAQ page about public charging with no mention about the subscription rate. Seems it is still not an option as of today.
I don't see the paid-plan option in my account's connected services page, either.

Some of the publicly available ford.com pages used mixed references to FordPass Charging Network (old name) and Blue Oval Charge Network (new name) on the same page! So it looks like a transition in progress to me.

https://www.ford.com/support/how-to...do-i-have-for-ford-electric-vehicle-charging/

Unrelated... but I also see a special warning about avoiding EFACEC-manufactured DC fast chargers for now. 😲

https://www.ford.com/support/how-to...harger-and-it-is-not-working-with-my-vehicle/
 

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I don't see the paid-plan option in my account's connected services page, either.

Some of the publicly available ford.com pages used mixed references to FordPass Charging Network (old name) and Blue Oval Charge Network (new name) on the same page! So it looks like a transition in progress to me.

https://www.ford.com/support/how-to...do-i-have-for-ford-electric-vehicle-charging/

Unrelated... but I also see a special warning about avoiding EFACEC-manufactured DC fast chargers for now. 😲

https://www.ford.com/support/how-to...harger-and-it-is-not-working-with-my-vehicle/
Well, at least it's good to know they're aware of the EFACEC problem and appear to be planning to fix it. Although they say "to update the station", which means they must not have a universal fix on Ford's end. If it requires a station fix, that's kinda worthless for road-tripping at unfamiliar stations. I need to know ahead of time whether it's been updated and works, otherwise I can't count on that station at all. Which usually means I can't count on taking that route. (A good example is taking US-95 between Reno and Las Vegas, as versus the longer US-395/I-15 route where there's EA coverage.)
 

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I can't remember... Do we know how much access to the "Blue Oval Charging Network" will be after our 2 year freebie is up?
 

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Well, at least it's good to know they're aware of the EFACEC problem and appear to be planning to fix it. Although they say "to update the station", which means they must not have a universal fix on Ford's end. If it requires a station fix, that's kinda worthless for road-tripping at unfamiliar stations. I need to know ahead of time whether it's been updated and works, otherwise I can't count on that station at all. Which usually means I can't count on taking that route. (A good example is taking US-95 between Reno and Las Vegas, as versus the longer US-395/I-15 route where there's EA coverage.)
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Hmm, that's curious. Sounds like one guy was somehow able to install it himself (?!?) and says it fixed the Efacec issue, but that's the only mention (and rather odd, never heard of anyone doing a TSB themselves). I'd sure like to see more confirmation before heading out on a road trip that counts on one of those chargers to keep me from being stranded.

That suggests MMEs built before May 4, but only some of them? How do we know if we need it without trying to charge an at Efacec station? I don't want to take the route that has those (and only those) without kowing first.

Plus the Ford website says it's the chargers that need to be fixed, not the car.

https://www.ford.com/support/how-to...harger-and-it-is-not-working-with-my-vehicle/
 

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Does anyone know anything about the EA pass+ membership for plug and charge and if I get the discounted rates?
 

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So I guess should just stick to EA Pass + and turn off P&C once I use up the free 250kWh allowance.
Yes. And, Pass+ is monthly. If you have a trip, you can turn it on that morning, and immediately change to the free plan. It won't take effect for 30 days. We enrolled for a month, then another month, and haven't used it since the first week of October.
 

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So I guess should just stick to EA Pass + and turn off P&C once I use up the free 250kWh allowance.
Yep. P&C is quite convenient, and is arguably worth paying a little extra for. But an extra 12c/kWh is more than a little if driving very far. On a 2000 mile trip, that could add up to $50-$75 extra.

The EA app works pretty well most of the time. But sometimes it's annoying. And in rare cases, cell service is bad. On a shorter trip that only needs a couple of EA charges, I'll probably just stick with P&C.

Hoping Ford gets that discount subscription working by this Spring though.
 
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