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Anyone else read about this? EA is rolling out a software update this year to allow vehicles to plug in and charge without any additional steps, like Tesla does. According to the article it should work with the Mach-E.

https://media.electrifyamerica.com/en-us/releases/83

Electrify America, Hubject Announce Launch of "Plug&Charge" to Streamline EV Charging Payment Process

“Plug&Charge” Security System to Support Electrify America Network and EV Drivers

LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2019)
– Electrify America and Hubject today announced the next significant step in the upcoming launch of a simplified, and convenient system for electric vehicle charging (EV) called “Plug&Charge.” Drivers will no longer need to reach for a wallet, smartphone or bankcard as the system enables EV drivers to simply plug their vehicle into a charger for the charging session to begin automatically.

By offering the Plug&Charge solution in North America, drivers using Electrify America stations will enjoy faster charging session authentication and authorization. The new system will be fully operational in 2020, when Plug&Charge-compatible EVs are projected to be available to customers.

The system, operated by Hubject, is a key component in implementing “Plug&Charge” technology and using the ISO 15118 standard across Electrify America’s network. The companies took the system live this month for the North American market through a signing procedure at U.S. Bank in Santa Monica, CA,

ISO 15118 is an international standard that outlines the secured communication protocol that an electric vehicle and charging station should use to recharge the EV’s battery. It enables the simplified charging functionality for the most prevalent EV charging connector type, called the Combined Charging System (CCS).

“The Plug&Charge technology will streamline Electrify America's charging experience," said Cliff Fietzek, director of technology at Electrify America. “We work every day to offer current and future EV owners advanced technologies in charging to help make electric vehicle ownership a reality for both their local and long-distance mobility needs."

This is a significant step toward making public charging easier for EV drivers by increasing the number of end-to-end services handled by the new North America based ecosystem. The system uses the processes and procedures developed in tandem with security experts around the world to enable encrypted, convenient and fast Plug&Charge functionalities across North America. Hubject’s North American based V2G Root and Certificate Authority is the first of its kind and the second system globally, based on Hubject’s already established European system. It will enable encrypted communication for a seamless customer charging experience in North America.

“Using ISO 15118 as the basis of charging technology innovation also enables many more future-proof features such as smart charging and bi-directional charging,” said Carsten Puhl, CTO of Hubject GmbH. “These energy management features will be necessary as the number of EVs on the road will be growing faster than the ability to increase energy production in the coming years. Adding a North American based V2G Root for Plug&Charge helps us to securely service our clients on a global basis.”
 
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I believe you are correct. Keep looking for software updates that allow the Mach E to charge faster than 150kw as certain Tesla models can.
 

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If purchased, Mach E will be my first EV, so I don’t have real-world experience with one yet. Is Tesla miles ahead of everyone else with their charging network? It seems like the gaggle of competitors offer a confusing, non-standardized, lower-quality product. Is this Apple vs PC circa 2004 with Tesla as Apple?
 

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If purchased, Mach E will be my first EV, so I don’t have real-world experience with one yet. Is Tesla miles ahead of everyone else with their charging network? It seems like the gaggle of competitors offer a confusing, non-standardized, lower-quality product. Is this Apple vs PC circa 2004 with Tesla as Apple?
There is many answers for your questions. The charging network focus is when you travel out of your local range. Tesla has more locations than EA but EA is rapidly expanding. EA chargers are labeled 150 to 350 kW which is faster than any Tesla charger. Ego, chargepoint, Blink are other charging networks you can utilize. Things are improving quickly but some road trips might be best done in a vehicle with an ice.
 

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If purchased, Mach E will be my first EV, so I don’t have real-world experience with one yet. Is Tesla miles ahead of everyone else with their charging network? It seems like the gaggle of competitors offer a confusing, non-standardized, lower-quality product. Is this Apple vs PC circa 2004 with Tesla as Apple?
Its more like driving an ICE around with Sunoco, Mobile, Shell, and BP...different stations all serving up gas.

Different charge networks all serving up electricity. Do you have more than one gas card? or use a VISA/Mastercard on any?

The big difference is how fast are the pumps? The DCFC's will fill the tank much faster than all the Level-2's out there.
 

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stupid question......which adapter is the Mach E. I keep reading about J777...….then a long one that is all letters...ch.…….

When looking at EA I am trying to figure out whoch one is the one we will use.
 

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stupid question......which adapter is the Mach E. I keep reading about J777...….then a long one that is all letters...ch.…….

When looking at EA I am trying to figure out whoch one is the one we will use.
You really should watch this explanation on EV charging. I cannot recommend it enough.
 

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The Mach-E will likely have plug & charge to pay capability from Day 1. EA is working to have this implemented in cars this calendar year and I'm confident they'll make it happen.
 

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Its more like driving an ICE around with Sunoco, Mobile, Shell, and BP...different stations all serving up gas.

Different charge networks all serving up electricity. Do you have more than one gas card? or use a VISA/Mastercard on any?

The big difference is how fast are the pumps? The DCFC's will fill the tank much faster than all the Level-2's out there.
And to carry that analogy further to the ICE comparison... Both DCFC (Level 3) and Level 2 are way slower than gasoline refueling. Which is still a huge part of the consideration if one is hoping to use a BEV for any distance driving. Gas refuels are 3 minutes, L3 maybe 20-40 minutes, and L2 hours.
 

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You really should watch this explanation on EV charging. I cannot recommend it enough.
GREAT...GREAT video.....thanks

So do we assume that the Mach E has a combo charge system???
 

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stupid question......which adapter is the Mach E. I keep reading about J777...….then a long one that is all letters...ch.…….

When looking at EA I am trying to figure out whoch one is the one we will use.
one can purchase a Tesla adaptor (J-Tap) that works on Tesla Level 2 (destination-not supercharger) outlets. I have such an adaptor for my Ford Cmax Energi and it works.
 

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Thank you everyone. I appreciate it.
 



 









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