Ford Acquired Electriphi to Benefit Commercial Customers

Ford announced it acquired Electriphi, a California-based software company that specializes in charging management and monitoring electric vehicle fleets. Electriphi will be rolled into a new global Ford business called Ford Pro, which is devoted to enhancing the experience of the growing number of commercial customers who are adding electric vehicles to their fleets.

With the F-150 Lightning Pro and E-Transit cargo van already in Ford’s production pipeline, enhancing its EV commercial business was the obvious next step for Ford to take. Ford Pro expects that by 2030, the software that Electriphi developed will help it earn more than $1 billion in revenue from charging alone. A driving force will be the evolution of the depot charging industry, which Ford Pro estimates will grow to more than 600,000 full-size trucks and vans in the coming decade.

Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis, said, “With Electriphi’s existing advanced technology IP in the Ford Pro electric vehicles and services portfolio, we will enhance the experience for commercial customers and be a single-source solution for fleet-depot charging.”

If you’re looking to add an electric vehicle to your fleet, Ford has got you covered. Learn more about the F-150 Lightning Pro, E-Transit cargo van, and Ford Pro commercial technologies by contacting Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

INRIX Tech Helps Ford SYNC® 4 Users Save on Gas and Find Parking

New Ford vehicles will offer the innovative SYNC® 4 infotainment system with navigation, which will provide connectivity on the go. According to a recent press release, Ford and INRIX are working together to improve the system by providing Ford owners a way to save on gas and find parking.

Thanks to INRIX Fuel, you will now be able to use your SYNC® 4 to find the cheapest gas near you. The technology also supplies up-to-date fuel prices, so you can rest assured that you’re saving as much money as possible at the gas station.

The technology also takes the headache out of finding parking, when you’re exploring the city with your Ford. INRIX Parking will provide you with easy access to public parking rates and restrictions, as well as occupancy information so you can steer clear of garages and lots that are at full capacity. It even provides you with directions to the best parking space to save you even more time when parking.

The enhanced INRIX functions will be available on the new F-150 as well as the Mustang Mach-E and the Bronco. Learn more about the SYNC® 4 and other convenient Ford technologies when you give us a call at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford and Telenav® Will Provide a Hybrid Navigation Solution

If you love off-roading in the great outdoors, you know that cell coverage can oftentimes be spotty on the trails. In order to alleviate this issue for avid adventurers, Ford is working with Telenav® to offer a hybrid navigation solution for exploring the trails in your new Ford F-150 or Bronco.

This available solution stores maps so that even if you venture off the beaten path, you’ll still be able to route your F-150 or Bronco home safely. While your smartphone’s navigation apps might fail you if you’re out of cellular range, the hybrid navigation solution provides connectivity on each of your adventures through the new SYNC® 4 system.

The connected navigation experience keeps you aware of current traffic conditions and lets you know which routes are the quickest to take. It also can direct you to restaurants during your journey and help you find available parking. If you are towing a trailer with your F-150 or off-roading with your Bronco, you can also check out specialized routing options to suit your needs.

To learn more about the different technologies available for Ford vehicles or to find a new vehicle to accompany you on your journeys, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.