26 May 23

Ford is first to capitalize on Tesla's U.S. Supercharger access

Ford is first to capitalize on Tesla's U.S. Supercharger access

Ford Motor Company has reached an agreement with Tesla Motors that will provide Ford electric vehicle (EV) customers access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the United States and Canada, doubling the number of fast-chargers available to Ford EVs starting Spring 2024.

This is a first such announcement which collaborates with Tesla by way of adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) as the U.S. government pushes standardization to ease the conerns of range anxiety for would-be EV owners.  

“This is great news for our customers who will have unprecedented access to the largest network of fast-chargers in the U.S. and Canada with 12,000+ Tesla Superchargers plus 10,000+ fast-chargers already in the BlueOval Charge Network,” Ford president and CEO Jim Farley said in a release.

A Tesla-developed adapter will provide Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit vehicles fitted with the Combined Charging System (CCS) port access to Tesla’s V3 Superchargers and starting in 2025, Ford will equip its EVs with the NACS charge port, removing the need for an adapter.

“We’re excited to deliver on our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy by welcoming Ford owners, and other electric vehicles who adopt NACS, to our thousands of Superchargers across North America,” Tesla senior director of charging infrastructure Rebecca Tinucci said in the release.

Photo: Ford Mustang Mach-E at Tesla Supercharger station (courtesy of Ford)

Authored by: Daniel Bland