Homeowners of Ford EVs Will Get Entry to Tesla Supercharger Community

  • Ford introduced late this afternoon that it’s teaming with Tesla to assist increase the electric-vehicle charging infrastructure for U.S. prospects.
  • Now homeowners of Ford EVs together with the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning (pictured above, with CEO Jim Farley) can use 12,000-plus Tesla Supercharger fast-chargers for his or her autos.
  • Ford may also present built-in connectors as commonplace on its EVs beginning in 2025, which means Ford EV homeowners will not want a particular adapter to have the ability to use the Superchargers.

In a late-day announcement on Thursday, Could 25, Ford mentioned it has cemented an settlement that can give Ford EV homeowners entry to the Tesla Supercharger community beginning within the spring of 2024.

Within the announcement, Ford president and CEO Jim Farley mentioned it will greater than double the variety of fast-chargers within the U.S. and Canada for homeowners of Ford EVs together with the Mustang Mach-E, E-Transit, and F-150 Lightning pickup. At present they’ve about 10,000 fast-chargers obtainable via Ford’s BlueOval Cost Community, and greater than 12,000 Superchargers will likely be added beneath the settlement.

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A Tesla Supercharger station with a Ford F-150 Lightning pickup.

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In what is nearly as shocking a improvement, Ford mentioned its EVs may also get an adapter to permit them to make use of the Superchargers. Beginning in 2025, a connector developed by Tesla will likely be constructed into new Ford EVs, the corporate mentioned. The Tesla North American Charging Customary (NACS) connector on Ford EVs fitted with a Mixed Charging System (CCS) port will enable the autos for use with Tesla V3 Superchargers. A Ford spokesperson known as this connector “smaller and lighter” to supply “a superior expertise for purchasers.”

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