How to schedule charging on Ford Escape plug-in hybrid

Your Ford Escape plugin hybrid electric vehicle has a unique feature that allows you to control charging schedule and cabin temperature settings, so your vehicle is ready to drive when you are.

2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid, fourth generation – (photo by Ford)

As a matter of fact, My GO Times allow the cabin to be conditioned while you’re still plugged in, saving battery life for EV miles, and can be set using the SYNC 3 touchscreen inside your vehicle, or via the MyFord Mobile app or website.

  1. To view or set a GO Time schedule, from the touchscreen, touch Settings on the Menu bar.
  2. You may then need to swipe left and touch Charge Settings.
  3. Next, you’ll then find My GO Times located in the upper-left corner.
  4. To set a time, touch the Edit button on the left side of the screen.
  5. You’ll then see a weekly calendar that allows you to set two GO Times for each day of the week, which is perfect for morning and evening commutes for instance.
  6. Now, touch the day you want to set, then the start time by using the up and down arrows for hour and minute, then choose AM or PM.
  7. Next, select your preferred temperature by pressing the up and down arrows and hit Save.
  8. Keep in mind, if you’re not ready to leave at your scheduled GO Time, the heat or air conditioner will continue to run for an additional 15 minutes.

Skip next scheduled GO Time

To skip the next scheduled GO Time, just press the Skip button and the time and date will turn to gray, and the Skip button will show an amber light until that GO Time has passed.

Delete schedule

You can delete a GO Time anytime by going to that day in the Edit menu and pressing Clear, and then Save. To add second start time, just follow the same steps.

One more thing, if you select a GO Time, but choose off for the temperature setting, the vehicle will still schedule charging to be complete by your GO Time, but does not condition the cabin.

Author: Nabeel K


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1 year ago

I recently ordered an Escape Plug in, and am now in process of bringing 220 plug into my garage. I am reviewing charging “stations”, and have a question you may be able to answer. Do I need a “smart” charging station to enable internal electronic controls of the Edge to schedule the charging? My hope is to buy a less expensive charging station, plug it in, then let the program I set in the car determine when actual charging begins and ends, so I can take advantage of non peak electrical cost.

Appreciate your thoughts on this. Thanks.