Ford Offers Free Tesla Charger Adapters to EV Owners

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Ford Offers Free Tesla Charger Adapters to EV Owners

Ford is set to provide free charging adapters to F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E owners. This allows them to use Tesla’s Supercharger network throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Starting this spring, customers can reserve these adapters, which Ford will ship directly to them. CEO Jim Farley expressed his gratitude on social media, saying, “This is our way of saying thank you!” This initiative aims to enhance the charging experience for Ford’s electric vehicle users.

Ford, pioneering among major American car manufacturers, has partnered with Tesla to allow their electric vehicle (EV) owners to use Supercharger stations across the U.S. and Canada.

Most Tesla Superchargers in these regions feature the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector. However, Ford’s EVs, such as the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E, are equipped with a Combined Charging System 1 (CCS1) inlet, necessitating an adapter for compatibility.

In a city planning meeting in Farr West City, Utah, a Tesla representative revealed that Ford EVs would start accessing the Supercharger network from February 2024. Following Ford, General Motors also secured a deal with Tesla, making them the second automotive giant to do so. This expansion marks a significant step in increasing charging accessibility for EV owners across multiple brands.

In May 2023, Ford and Tesla’s groundbreaking deal was announced, initially including the Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning, and E-Transit for early 2024 access to Tesla’s Supercharger network. The agreement also outlined that starting in 2025, Ford will launch next-generation EVs equipped with the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector. This means future Ford EVs will be Supercharger-ready right off the assembly line, eliminating the need for adapters.

Currently, Tesla’s Supercharger network is the world’s largest Level 3 charging system, boasting over 5,000 stations and as many stalls globally. It’s not only the most extensive but also the most reliable DC fast charging network in the U.S., having topped J.D. Power’s EVX public charging study in the previous year. This collaboration marks a significant move towards enhancing EV infrastructure and convenience for drivers.

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