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Ford Taps In: Ford and Tesla Collaborate for EV Charging Accessibility


Ford Taps In: Ford and Tesla Collaborate for EV Charging Accessibility

Ford is making big moves in the electric vehicle market. This month they’ve announced that its customers will soon have access to Tesla Superchargers. Starting early next year, Ford EV owners will be able to charge their vehicles at more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the United States and Canada, in addition to the existing 10,000 DC fast-chargers available through the BlueOval Charge Network.

This move is a significant step towards providing Ford EV customers with unprecedented access to fast-charging capabilities. The Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning, and E-Transit owners will be able to utilize the Tesla Superchargers through an adapter and software integration. The activation and payment process will be facilitated through the FordPass or Ford Pro Intelligence platforms.

Furthermore, Ford has plans to offer next-generation electric vehicles in 2025 with the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector built-in. This advancement will eliminate the need for an adapter to access Tesla Superchargers, making the charging process even more seamless for Ford EV owners.

The Tesla Supercharger network is renowned for its reliability and extensive coverage, having established charging corridors throughout the United States and Canada. By tapping into this well-established infrastructure, Ford is making a strategic move to address one of the primary concerns for EV owners: access to a comprehensive charging network.

Jim Farley, the President, and CEO of Ford, expressed enthusiasm about the agreement, stating, “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.” Farley emphasized the importance of widespread fast-charging access for the growth of Ford as an EV brand, especially as they ramp up production of popular models like the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning.

For EV enthusiasts and potential Ford EV customers, this announcement opens up new possibilities and enhances the appeal of Ford’s electric offerings. With access to an extensive charging network that combines Tesla Superchargers and the BlueOval Charge Network, Ford EV owners can enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that comes with a robust charging infrastructure.

As an automotive journalist, I have had the opportunity to test and review the Ford F-150 Lightning on multiple occasions. However, I have yet to experience the Mustang Mach-E. With Ford’s recent announcement, I am hopeful that I will soon get the chance to explore the capabilities of the Mach-E and experience the benefits of Ford’s partnership with Tesla.

Ford’s decision to allow its customers access to Tesla Superchargers marks a significant milestone in the EV market. By leveraging the well-established Tesla Supercharger network and integrating it into their charging ecosystem, Ford is demonstrating a commitment to providing its customers with a comprehensive charging infrastructure. This move will undoubtedly enhance the appeal of Ford EVs and contribute to the wider adoption of electric vehicles across North America.

Adam was one of the founding members of txGarage back in 2007 when he worked for a Suzuki dealership in Dallas, TX. He is now our Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He's always been into cars and trucks and has extensive knowledge on both. Check Adam out on twitter @txgarage.

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