In-line with what Ford is doing in the U.S., Ford of Canada is working with Best Buy Canada to offer Canadian Ford Focus Electric owners a convenient and dependable solution for home charging station installation.
Ford and Best Buy will offer a 240-volt home charging station for the company’s all-new Ford Focus Electric battery electric vehicle and future plug-in electric vehicles in Canada. Best Buy intends to supply the charging station and offer complete consultation and installation services through Geek Squad and third-party licensed electrical contractors.
Focus Electric owners can work with their Ford dealer or contact Best Buy directly to set up an in-home consultation and installation.
During the appointment, a Geek Squad agent will conduct a quick electrical survey to ensure the residence can support the 240-volt charging station. Once the residence passes the electrical survey, the Geek Squad agent will schedule a master electrician for a charging station installation. Best Buy says it will also handle warranty and repair claims for the charging station.
Designed by Leviton, the Ford charging station can be replaced or upgraded without the use of tools thanks to its proprietary mounting bracket. The 240-volt home charging station will allow Focus Electric owners to fully charge their cars in as little as three to four hours.
The charging unit can be plugged into a 240-volt outlet instead of being hard-wired into the electrical breaker box; making removal and replacement a simple unplug and plug back in operation in the event the owner moves.
The home charging station with standard installation will retail for approximately CDN$ 1,599. The price in the U.S. is approximately $1,499.