Ford EV customers to access 12,000 Tesla Superchargers and North American charging standard in Future EVs

Today, Ford Motor Company announced a collaboration with Tesla Motors, providing Ford EV customers with access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the United States and Canada, effectively doubling the available fast-chargers for Ford EV customers starting in spring 2024.

Jim Farley, President and CEO of Ford, expressed his excitement about the agreement, highlighting the unprecedented access it provides Ford customers to the largest network of fast-chargers in the region, with over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers and an additional 10,000 fast-chargers available through the BlueOval Charge Network.

Highlighting the significance of widespread fast-charging access for Ford’s growth as an EV brand, Farley emphasized the importance, particularly in light of the upcoming production of popular models such as the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning, as well as the company’s plans for future EV releases by 2025.

Celebrating the collaboration, Rebecca Tinucci, Senior Director of Charging Infrastructure at Tesla, expressed enthusiasm for Tesla’s industry-leading Charging Network built over the past decade, empowering their owners to travel confidently. Tinucci further conveyed excitement about advancing their mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy by inviting Ford owners and other NACS-adopting EVs to join their extensive Supercharger network across North America.

For charging compatibility, Tesla has introduced an adapter that grants Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit vehicles equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS) port access to Tesla’s V3 Superchargers. Ford’s upcoming EVs, starting in 2025, will come equipped with the NACS charge port, eliminating the need for an adapter and enabling direct access to Tesla Superchargers.

Expressing satisfaction with the partnership, Marin Gjaja, Chief Customer Officer of Ford Model e, emphasized Tesla’s contribution in developing a robust, reliable, and efficient charging system. Gjaja highlighted the collaboration’s benefits for customers and the promotion of widespread EV adoption, as Tesla’s Supercharger network ensures excellent reliability, while the NACS plug offers a smaller and lighter charging solution, resulting in an enhanced customer experience.

North America’s largest public charging network, the BlueOval Charge Network, boasts over 84,000 chargers, providing access to more than 10,000 public DC fast-chargers. With the integration of over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers, this partnership creates the largest unified fast-charge network in the U.S. and Canada, greatly alleviating charge anxiety for Ford customers.

With automatic routing to the nearest charger and seamless billing enabled through FordPass, the network offers convenient features for users. Additionally, as a separate initiative, Ford dealerships plan to install around 1,800 public-facing fast-chargers and expand the BlueOval Charge Network by early 2024.

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