- Ford introduced late this afternoon that it’s teaming with Tesla to assist develop the electric-vehicle charging infrastructure for U.S. clients.
- Now house owners of Ford EVs together with the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning (pictured above, with CEO Jim Farley) can use 12,000-plus Tesla Supercharger fast-chargers for his or her automobiles.
- Ford will even present built-in connectors as customary on its EVs beginning in 2025, which means Ford EV house owners will not want a particular adapter to have the ability to use the Superchargers.
In a late-day announcement on Thursday, Might 25, Ford mentioned it has cemented an settlement that may give Ford EV house owners entry to the Tesla Supercharger community beginning within the spring of 2024.
Within the announcement, Ford president and CEO Jim Farley mentioned this may greater than double the variety of fast-chargers within the U.S. and Canada for house owners of Ford EVs together with the Mustang Mach-E, E-Transit, and F-150 Lightning pickup. At the moment they’ve about 10,000 fast-chargers obtainable by means of Ford’s BlueOval Cost Community, and greater than 12,000 Superchargers will probably be added beneath the settlement.
In what is nearly as stunning a improvement, Ford mentioned its EVs will even get an adapter to permit them to make use of the Superchargers. Beginning in 2025, a connector developed by Tesla will probably be constructed into new Ford EVs, the corporate mentioned. The Tesla North American Charging Normal (NACS) connector on Ford EVs fitted with a Mixed Charging System (CCS) port will enable the automobiles for use with Tesla V3 Superchargers. A Ford spokesperson referred to as this connector “smaller and lighter” to offer “a superior expertise for purchasers.”
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