Ford Electric Cars to have Tesla supercharging from 2024

Ford will start offering adapters for its electric car customers to use Tesla Superchargers in the first quarter of 2024. The adapter will allow Ford EVs to use over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers located in the United States and Canada. This will be added to the BlueOval Charge Network’s over 10,000 EV quick chargers.

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Representational Image – Electric Car Charging
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Today saw the release of a major statement from both Ford and Tesla. Initially scheduled for release in 2025, Ford’s electric cars will have Tesla’s Supercharging port, currently known as North American Charging Standard. If nothing else changes, the finest charging infrastructure in the US will be for Ford EVs thanks to their ability to accept CCS chargers.

Tesla’s Supercharger network has been one of the main draws to buying a Tesla over another EV over the past several years since it is better than the competition in almost every way (more dependable, more plentiful, less likely to have a long line of Evs waiting to charge, etc.). Whereas most electric vehicle fast charging networks only offer a few charge connections Tesla regularly offers 10, 12, 20, or even more.

Ford’s Jim Farley, its chief executive officer, is showing a lot of guts by doing this. Years ago, we made strong recommendations that Nissan and other automakers use this approach. However, company pride proved to be an insurmountable barrier. Furthermore by performing this Ford ensures that Tesla’s charging arm will generate more income for the company.

Jim Farley deserves credit for seeing and embracing this. Demand for such EVs should skyrocket as a result, as we have already suggested. Let’s hope Ford is similarly ready to ramp up EV production. Demand cannot be ignored any more. Take a chance on your product, have faith in it, and crank up the output.

Ford’s access to the Supercharger is the key to a flood of new customers and rapid expansion. Sales of the new Ford Mustang Mach-E along with the Ford F-150 Lightning might be multiplied by at least a factor of ten if not more.

So now the big issue is, which other carmakers would be Tesla’s next partner? Now that Ford has set the pace, competitors can’t afford to sit on the sidelines. Eventually, rival manufacturers will give in and design EVs with NACS (Tesla Supercharging) connections, or at least provide adapters for these ports to its EV customers. Everybody is aware of it. Who is willing to own up to it and offer their clients the best experience available?

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