Ford Motor Company has announced the acquisition of Electriphi, a California based provider of charging management and fleet monitoring software for electric vehicles. Electriphi’s team and services will be integrated into Ford Pro, a new global business within Ford focused on commercial customer productivity and developing advanced charging and energy management services. “As commercial customers add electric vehicles to their fleets, they want depot charging options to make sure they’re powered up and ready to go to work every day,” said Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis. “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.”
The acquisition comes as Ford prepares for the launch of electric versions of the popular F-150 pickup and Transit van. Ford Pro estimates the depot charging industry will grow to over 600,000 full-size trucks and vans by 2030. With more commercial customers considering electric vehicles, charging management remains a significant hurdle to mass adoption. Ford Pro expects to leverage its leaders position in the commercial vehicle market, its vehicle offerings and Electriphi’s technology to assist in the transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to all-electric.