Thursday, February 22, 2024
News NACS adapters will soon be available for Ford EV owners

NACS adapters will soon be available for Ford EV owners

  • Ford’s president and CEO, Jim Farley, confirmed the availability.

  • Will these new NACS adapters help Ford regain a certain momentum in terms of EV sales?


 

We’ve seen it happen over the past few months. North America will gradually switch to the NACS (North American Charging Standard) for vehicle charging. This standard, which was first mass introduced by Tesla and its more extensive network of charging stations, will soon become the benchmark for plugging in electric vehicles on the continent.

On this subject, Ford’s President and CEO Jim Farley used his status on X (formerly Twitter) to announce to Ford electric vehicle owners that it will soon be possible to reserve their fast-charging adaptor and thus gain access to Tesla’s network of charging stations.

Unsurprisingly, this new adapter availability applies not only to the United States, but also to Canada. It’s also worth remembering that Ford has been a visionary in this area, being the first brand to sign an agreement with Tesla.

The adapters will be available soon, although the effective date has not yet been made official. Let’s bet we’ll have to wait a little longer before we see the first Ford-branded EVs connected to Tesla superchargers.

The decision to switch to the NACS standard could, in theory at least, bring electric vehicle consumers back into the brand’s showrooms. Ford has had to scale back its EV production of late, the decline being caused by a drop in public interest in its 100% electric products.

Will being eligible for a larger North American charging network help Dearborn’s strategists regain some momentum in its EV sales figures?

It’s doubtful, but for now, it can only help.

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