RFID / Chargecards - Information, Troubleshooting & Lost Cards
What is a Public Charger Charge Card?
What is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Card?
You are issued with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card when you purchase your Ford Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) / Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and your card will be sent to you by post. This will allow you to utilise public chargers and ensure you are kept moving, Ford is one of the founding members of Ionity, a network of public charging stations enabling you to keep your Ford BEV charged and keep you on the move. To support our long range BEV, Ford is currently a partner investor in Ionity, to provide high power charging to our BEV customers and support long range travel.
The images above reflect the PHEV RFID card.
How to Troubleshoot Issues with RFID Cards
Like all technology, RFID is not perfect. Here is a list of actions you can take to help ensure your RFID card is operating properly.
- RFID cards work through radio signals. To avoid interference from other cards please only present one card at a time to the reader.
- The card and reader are designed to work through close contact between them. Remove the card from your wallet and place directly in front of the reader to activate/deactivate the charger.
- Keep your card safe and secure at all times. You are liable for any costs incurred from the use of your card.
If your RFID token / Chargecard is not recognised by the charger you are trying to use, please follow the steps below
- Check your APP to see if the charger is in the Ford network
- Check to ensure you have a valid payment method on your account
- Does the RFID card work on any other charger?
- Phone the support number printed on your RFID card
- Check to ensure NewMotion have not suspended your card
What Should I do if my RFID Card is Lost or Stolen?
The RFID card can suffer from physical damage in the same way that a credit, debit, store card, or loyalty card can. If the card is damaged and does not work, a replacement will need to be requested. It is important to request a replacement card through the official route to ensure that the new replacement card is linked to your account. A replacement card can be requested via the Ford CRC.
If your card is stolen, please contact the Ford Customer Relationship Centre on 020 3564 4444 immediately so the card can be locked out of your account. Similar to a charge card, the RFID needs to be locked to prevent abuse or miss-use of your card and your account.
What is a BlueOval Charge Network Charging Card?
You are issued with a BOCN Charging Card when you purchase your Ford Mustang Mach-E and your card will be sent to you by post. This will allow you to utilise public chargers and ensure you are kept moving.
My BlueOval Charge Network Charging Card is not Working, What do I do?
You can get in touch with one of our FordPass Guides via the 'Help' section in the FordPass app. They will try to resolve the issues you're having with the card, or arrange the delivery of a new card.
What Should I do if my BlueOval Charge Network Charging Card is Lost or Stolen?
You can get in touch with one of our FordPass Guides via the 'Help' section in the FordPass app. They will be able to support you with getting a new Charge Card.
You will need to cancel your existing BlueOval Charging subscription in your Ford Account and sign up again using your new BlueOval Charge Card number. Don't worry, you will still be eligble for the remainder of the free trial period.
Can I Re-use the Card From a Previous Owner of my Mach-E?
No. Each card can only ever be registered to one user. If you buy a used Mach-E then you can get a new card from the CRC for free.