Ford EV owners will soon receive free charging adapters to use Tesla's Supercharger network across the U.S. and Canada, according to Ford's CEO.
Most major EV manufacturers in the US and Canada have already announced plans to switch to the North American Charging Standard (NACS), the charging port used by Tesla, which allows seamless access to the extensive Supercharger network It will be. This includes BMW, Hyundai Motor Group, Audi, Mazda, and more.
Ford is one such manufacturer, but we also understand that many of our customers have already purchased their EVs with existing incompatible CCS adapters. So, to speed up access to his second-largest charging network in the US (ChargePoint has a particularly larger network), the F-150 Lightning and Mustang owner of his Mach E model We provide free adapters.
“We're pleased to confirm that eligible Mustang Mach-E and F150 Lightning owners in the U.S. and Canada will soon be able to reserve a free adapter,” Ford CEO Jim Farley told X (formerly Twitter). Posted.
When @Ford EV announced they would have access to @Tesla Superchargers, I said I would send customers fast charging adapters. We're pleased to confirm that eligible #MustangMachE and #F150Lightning owners in the US and Canada can pre-order a free adapter starting soon. This is… pic.twitter.com/QbGjEmsA3YJanuary 31, 2024
“That's how grateful we are. We want to make charging even more convenient for Ford EV owners, so we're excited to add Tesla chargers and continue to expand the BlueOval charging network. ” he added.
Farley also revealed who can order the free adapter, which will include 2021-24 Mustang Mach-E and F150 Lighting customers, and the process will be verified by a unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). He explained. “He's one charger per VIN,” Farley added.
Details on how to pre-order the adapter will be “shared soon,” according to Ford's CEO, but customers using the Tesla Supercharger network will be able to use the company's custom-built vehicle that connects to current Ford EVs. You can activate, charge and pay for services through the FordPass smartphone app. With the in-vehicle public charging app.
Apparently, you'll be able to reserve a free adapter for the Ford EV starting this spring, with Farley adding, “Details on how to reserve and the adapter's technical specifications will be shared soon.”
The beginning of the journey
Ford was one of the first major manufacturers to announce a deal with Tesla that will allow some EV owners to charge their cars at Supercharger stations in the U.S. and Canada.
Currently, there are actually only a few manufacturers left who have not yet switched to NACS ports, but most auto giants are likely to offer access to Tesla's Superchargers across the North American network this year.
In theory, this should make things a lot easier for non-Tesla EV owners. Because charging networks, and finding out only when you get to a station that your charger is incompatible, are one of the main frustrations when switching to a pure electric car. We have a long way to go, but we hope this is the beginning of a quick solution to EV charger compatibility issues around the world.
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