Ford EV Customers Gain Unprecedented Access to Tesla Superchargers
In a remarkable development set to revolutionize the EV industry, Ford Motor Company announced a groundbreaking agreement with Tesla Motors. Effective from Spring 2024, Ford EV customers will enjoy an unparalleled advantage—the access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the United States and Canada. This collaboration effectively doubles the number of fast-chargers available to Ford EV customers, exponentially enhancing their charging convenience and accessibility.
The significance of this agreement cannot be overstated. Jim Farley, Ford's president and CEO, expressed his excitement over the breakthrough deal. Farley stated, "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." The wide availability of fast-charging facilities is crucial for Ford's EV brand growth, especially with the upcoming production of popular models like the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning, along with the planned launch of next-generation EVs starting in 2025.
Rebecca Tinucci, Tesla's senior director of charging infrastructure, acknowledged the milestone achieved by the collaboration. She stated, "We've spent the last 10 years building an industry-leading Charging Network that enables freedom to travel and provides charging confidence for our Tesla owners. 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."
To facilitate seamless access, Tesla will develop an adapter that will enable Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit vehicles equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS) port to utilize Tesla's V3 Superchargers. However, starting in 2025, Ford will equip its future EVs with the NACS charge port, eliminating the need for an adapter and providing direct access to Tesla Superchargers.
Marin Gjaja, chief customer officer of Ford Model e, praised Tesla's exceptional charging system and expressed Ford's enthusiasm for collaborating with the industry leader. Gjaja said, "Tesla has led the industry in creating a large, reliable, and efficient charging system, and we are pleased to be able to join forces in a way that benefits customers and overall EV adoption. The Tesla Supercharger network has excellent reliability, and the NACS plug is smaller and lighter. Overall, this provides a superior experience for customers."
The integration of more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers into the BlueOval Charge Network solidifies its position as North America's largest public charging network, boasting over 84,000 chargers. This seamless integration significantly reduces charge anxiety for Ford customers, with automatic routing to the nearest charger and streamlined billing via FordPass. Furthermore, Ford dealerships are committed to adding approximately 1,800 public-facing fast-chargers and locations to the BlueOval Charge Network by early 2024.
In conclusion, Ford's groundbreaking collaboration with Tesla Motors opens up unprecedented possibilities for EV customers. By providing access to over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers, Ford EV customers will experience unparalleled charging convenience and accessibility. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in the pursuit of a sustainable and electrified future for transportation.