Last February, the Biden administration announced a $5 billion plan to expand EV charging infrastructure across the country. Not only has the Department of Transportation helped build 500,000 EV charging stations in each state by 2030, but the White House has also asked Tesla to share some of its existing Supercharger network with non-Tesla EVs. I persuaded him. On Thursday, Ford became the first automaker to formally enter into that agreement with Tesla, and according to a company release, “Ford electric vehicle customers will have access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the United States and Canada. We will be able to do it,” he announced from the spring of 2024. .
Since Tesla has adopted a unique charging port design for its vehicles, Ford owners initially opted for public charging cables to charge their Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach E, and E-Transit. You have to rely on an adapter developed by Tesla that is connected to the vehicle. Ford also announced that starting with the 2025 model year, it will switch from the existing Combined Charging System (CCS) port to the NACS charging port, which Tesla is now open-sourcing. These 12,000 additional chargers will join Ford’s 84,000-strong Blue Oval charging station network.
“Tesla has been an industry leader in building large-scale, reliable and efficient charging systems in a way that benefits our customers and the EV landscape as a whole,” said Marin Ghaja, Chief Customer Officer, Ford Model e. I am happy to work with you,” he said. at the release. “The Tesla Supercharger network has great reliability and the NACS plug is smaller and lighter. Overall, this gives our customers a better experience.”