Ford EV drivers will get entry to 12,000 North American Tesla Superchargers subsequent spring

Final February, the Biden administration unveiled its $5 billion plan to develop EV charging infrastructure throughout the nation. Not solely with the Division of Transportation assist states construct half 1,000,000 EV charging stations by 2030, the White Home additionally satisfied Tesla to share a portion of its present Supercharger community with non-Tesla EVs. On Thursday, Ford grew to become the primary automaker to formalize that pact with Tesla, asserting throughout a Twitter Areas occasion that “Ford electrical car clients 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 must depend on a Tesla-developed adapter linked to the general public charging cable in an effort 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 should change from the prevailing Mixed Charging System (CCS) port to Tesla’s now open-source NACS charge 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 manner that advantages clients and general EV adoption,” Marin Gjaja, chief buyer officer of Ford Mannequin e, mentioned within the launch. “The Tesla Supercharger community has wonderful reliability and the NACS plug is smaller and lighter. Total, this offers a superior expertise for patrons.”

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