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Ford launches smartphone app for US electric and plug-in hybrid owners

MyFord Mobile was developed in-house by Ford engineers and uses AOL’s MapQuest mapping. The manufacturer said it contains the locations of the 9,400 charging points across the United States, and will be updated daily to include any new additions.

Mike Tinskey, Ford’s manager of vehicle electrification and infrastructure, said: ‘As more stations join the grid, MyFord Mobile users will be among the first to know because information about charger locations is constantly being culled from various sources to provide the most up-to-date data.

‘Not only are these charge stations a boost for consumers thinking about a plug-in hybrid vehicle, but they also provide a glimpse of how things will likely take shape in the future.’

Ford’s electrified vehicle range launched with the Focus Electric in North America earlier this year, and will expand to include a plug-in hybrid version of the C-Max MPV in autumn and Fusion plug-in hybrid in 2013. The Focus Electric and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid will be available in Europe shortly afterwards.

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