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NewsFord EVs Getting Tesla Supercharger Access; Built-In From 2025

Ford EVs Getting Tesla Supercharger Access; Built-In From 2025

Ford adding Tesla plug to its cars

  • Ford EVs will be able to charge at V3 Supercharger stations in US and Canada

  • Gives Ford 12,000 more EV Fast Charge stations


Ford has just announced one of the biggest moves in EV charging. Starting early next year, Ford EV owners will gain access to much of the Tesla Supercharging network. Then, from 2025, Ford will start using the Tesla charge port on its own EVs.

It’s a big deal for both automakers. As other automakers begin to launch their fully electric models, Tesla’s advantages in the market have grown slimmer. One of the biggest remains the company’s massive Supercharger network of proprietary electric vehicle charge stations.

Ford will offer an adapter developed by Tesla to let Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit models with a CCS port access Tesla V3 Superchargers. Then, starting in 2025, Ford will start equipping its EVS with the Tesla port so that an adapter is no longer needed.

It’s not clear if those future Fords will then need an adapter to access CCS stations or if the vehicles will have two ports. Ford officials have given varying answers to the question to different outlets.

“Tesla has led the industry in creating a large, reliable and efficient charging system and we are pleased to be able to join forces in a way that benefits customers and overall EV adoption,” said Marin Gjaja, chief customer officer, Ford Model e. “The Tesla Supercharger network has excellent reliability and the NACS plug is smaller and lighter. Overall, this provides a superior experience for customers.”

Ford says that this expands its BlueOval Charge Network to nearly 100,000 charging stations including 22,000 DC fast chargers. The company expects its dealers to add around 1,800 fast chargers to that count by early 2024.

 

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