DEARBORN, Michigan – New smartwatch apps rolled out on Thursday for the Ford C-Max Energi, Ford Focus Electric and Ford Fusion Energi cars.
The apps allow drivers to check their battery-charge status, unlock doors and get a driving score from their last trip. The score shows mpg or MPGe, trip miles and braking and driving efficiency.
Owners can download an update for the MyFord Mobile app in the Apple App Store and Google Play starting today. The updated app is available for new and existing owners of the Ford EVs.
The update includes Android Wear and Apple Watch smartwatch applications.
The apps were developed by Ford engineers.
Ford’s electric car lineup competes with the Kia Soul EV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Nissan Leaf.
Edmunds says: Ford EV owners can skip the mobile app on their smartphones, thanks to these new smartwatch apps.