Ford EV drivers will get access to 12,000 North American Tesla Superchargers next spring
Final February, the Biden administration unveiled its $5 billion plan to increase EV charging infrastructure throughout the nation. Not solely with the Division of Transportation assist states construct half one million EV charging stations by 2030, the White Home additionally satisfied Tesla to share a portion of its current Supercharger community with non-Tesla EVs. On Thursday, Ford turned the primary automaker to formalize that pact with Tesla, saying throughout a Twitter Areas occasion that “Ford electrical automobile prospects entry to greater than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers throughout the U.S. and Canada,” beginning in Spring 2024, per the corporate launch.
As a result of Teslas makes use of a proprietary charger port design for its autos, Ford homeowners will initially have to depend on a Tesla-developed adapter linked to the general public charging cable as a way to replenish their Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit autos. Ford additionally introduced that, starting with the 2025 mannequin yr, it’ll swap from the present Mixed Charging System (CCS) port to Tesla’s now open-source NACS cost port. These 12,000 further chargers will be part of Ford’s 84,000-strong Blue Oval charging station community.
“Tesla has led the trade in creating a big, dependable and environment friendly charging system and we’re happy to have the ability to be part of forces in a method that advantages prospects and general EV adoption,” Marin Gjaja, chief buyer officer of Ford Mannequin e, mentioned within the launch. “The Tesla Supercharger community has glorious reliability and the NACS plug is smaller and lighter. Total, this gives a superior expertise for patrons.”