Tesla collaborates with Ford for Supercharger access on all upcoming Ford electric vehicles to drive EV adoption
Tesla and Ford have officially announced a partnership that will bring Tesla Supercharging, along with the Tesla NACS port, to Ford electric vehicles starting in 2024. Ford CEO, Jim Farley, said during the announcement with Elon Musk that Ford electric vehicle owners won't lose access to their Ford chargers with CCS ports. This implies that Ford will either start engineering their electric vehicles with two charging ports or include an NACS to CSS adaptor.
The auto makers claim that this new collaborative effort is in an attempt to further drive electric vehicle adoption across the US, and it will conceivably open the doors for Ford owners to over 12,000 Supercharger stations in addition to the 10,000 Blue Oval chargers that Ford already has. The first Ford models to get access to Tesla Superchargers via the new deal are the Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning, and E-Transit, but vehicles shipped in 2024 will have to use an adaptor to access the Superchargers.
Starting in 2025, Ford will build the NACS charging port into all of its electric vehicles, negating the need for an adaptor. This is a huge step for Ford that may increase its appeal to potential EV buyers. Earlier this year, an industry study saw an increase in EV scepticism and doubts over charging infrastructure, despite the fact that most electric vehicle owners do the majority of their charging at home.
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