Tesla’s Superchargers Will Open to Ford EVs Spring 2024
Ford CEO Jim Farley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday that Tesla’s network of 12,000 “Supercharger” stations will open to Ford EV owners next spring. The two executives teamed up to discuss the project via Twitter Spaces chat on Thursday night.
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– Jim Farley (@jimfarley98)
May 25, 2023
In a short time, Mustang Mach-E, Lightning F-150 and E-Transit customers will need both the adapter and the software update along with activation and payment via FordPass or Ford Pro Intelligence to access the Tesla Supercharger. Musk said the experience would be “seamless and positive” for Ford customers, assuring one inquirer that the adapter itself would be unlimited charger flux.
Starting in 2025, all Ford EVs will be built with a built-in North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector, eliminating the need for a physical adapter.
Farley also asked (“for a friend”) when we should expect Tesla convertible goes into production; Musk said the current plan calls for deliveries to begin by the end of 2024.
The conversation covered other topics, including sales and service experiences. No wonder Farley and Musk disagree on the importance of tradition seller in one of two roles.
“This is great news for our customers, who will have unprecedented access to the largest network of fast chargers in the US and Canada with over 12,000 Super Kits,” said Jim Farley, Ford. Tesla recharge plus 10,000+ fast chargers already on the BlueOval Charging Network.” president and chief executive officer, in the company announcement. “Widespread access to fast charging is critically important to our growth as an electric vehicle brand and this groundbreaking agreement comes as we are ramping up our product range. production of its popular Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning, and prepare to launch a series of follow-up models. – electric vehicle generation starting in 2025.”
“We’ve spent the past 10 years building a premier Charging Network that enables freedom of travel and gives charging confidence,” said Rebecca Tinucci, senior director of charging infrastructure at Tesla. our Tesla owners. excited to be on a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy by welcoming Ford owners and others tram NACS adopters, to our thousands of Superchargers across North America.”
The pair are unlikely to have mutual interests thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, which has bolstered incentives to expand the public charging network. Tesla had Start opening Supercharger network for other manufacturers, though with mixed results.
Fortunately, Twitter Spaces managed to stay afloat for the duration of the event — a lucky twist after Twitter’s live hosting platform crashed during Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ campaign announcement. on Wednesday.