At the beginning of 2024, all Ford electric vehicles in the United States will be able to be charged through the Superchargers that Tesla has distributed throughout the territory. In 2025, the company’s next cars to be marketed in North America will include the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector.. Connector that is currently only used in the Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y. This has been announced by Jim Farley, CEO of Ford, and Elon Musk, who is the founder and chief executive officer of Tesla, in a recent space on Twitter as part of a key partnership to make superchargers an industry standard.
In the Twitter space — which this time seems to have been done flawlessly — Musk has confirmed that Tesla will develop an adapter so that customers of a Ford electric vehicle in the United States can use the supercharger network without any type of restriction. The adapter will also allow charging with the Supercharger V3. These have a power of 250 Kw and allow approximately 25 kilometers of autonomy with one minute of charging —at least, in Tesla vehicles.
“Starting early next year, Ford EV customers will have access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in the US and Canada, in addition to the more than 10,000 DC fast chargers already part of the Tesla network. BlueOval charge. This will give Ford EV customers unprecedented access to fast charging.”
In Europe, the partnership of Ford and Tesla is not that important. This is the reason
In parallel, Ford has confirmed that your next EV platformwhich will arrive in 2025, will be compatible with Tesla’s standard North American charging port. Thus eliminating the need to use an adapter to connect the vehicle to a supercharger. The company led by Jim Farley, yes, will continue to expand its charging network dubbed “BlueOval”, adding more than 1,800 new chargers in early 2024.
Charging third-party vehicles, such as those Fords, through Superchargers is something that Tesla has been allowing in Europe for months. The reason: all the plug-in cars that are marketed in the territory have the CCS European standard adapter. Users therefore only have to register in the Tesla app, associate their credit card, connect the charger to their car and enter the charging station code.
In United Stateshowever, Tesla uses its own standard: the one known as NANCS (acronym in English for North American Charging Standard), while Ford and other manufacturers implement CCS plugs. This association between both companies, therefore, represents an important step in Tesla’s goal of standardizing its patented charging system, at least in the United States and Canada, since Ford is one of the manufacturers that sells the most electric vehicles in North America.