Ford Will Use Tesla Charging Ports

Lifestyle, News I By Justin Cornelison I June 01, 2023
Tesla charging ports

Ford is set to revolutionize its electric vehicle lineup by incorporating proprietary Tesla charging ports in its vehicles starting in 2025. This groundbreaking partnership between two industry giants aims to enhance the charging experience for Ford drivers while bolstering the overall adoption of EVs.

One of the significant advantages for Ford drivers will be access to Tesla’s vast network of Supercharger stations. Starting in 2024, Ford owners will gain the ability to charge their vehicles at 12,000 Supercharger stations across the United States. This move is expected to alleviate range anxiety and make long-distance travel more convenient for Ford EV owners.

Marin Gjaja, the chief customer officer for Ford Model e, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, highlighting Tesla’s role in creating a reliable and efficient charging infrastructure. By leveraging Tesla’s charging system, Ford aims to provide its customers with an enhanced charging experience and contribute to the wider adoption of EVs.

Although specific details regarding the cost of charging at Tesla locations and which Supercharger stations will support Ford vehicles were not disclosed, Ford stated that the payment experience for its drivers would resemble that of Tesla owners. Ford drivers will be able to initiate charging sessions through the Ford mobile app, ensuring a seamless and user-friendly process.

Currently, Ford vehicles feature the Combined Charging System (CCS) port, the global standard for non-Tesla EVs. However, in 2024, Ford drivers will have the option to purchase a Tesla-developed adapter, granting them access to the Supercharger network. Then, in 2025, Ford will undergo a manufacturing transition, replacing the CCS port with Tesla’s proprietary connector in its EVs. This shift aligns with Tesla’s vision to establish its charging port as the national standard, known as the “North American Charging Standard (NACS).”

Tesla’s charging port design boasts improved reliability and a more streamlined and lightweight form factor, offering a superior charging experience for customers. Ford recognizes these benefits and anticipates that the adoption of Tesla’s charging port will enhance the overall satisfaction of its EV owners.

Rebecca Tinucci, Tesla’s senior director of charging infrastructure, expressed excitement about the partnership and Tesla’s commitment to accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. By welcoming Ford owners and other EVs that adopt the NACS, Tesla aims to further its mission by integrating them into its extensive Supercharger network.

While specific details regarding the implementation of Tesla’s charging port in Ford vehicles remain undisclosed, this collaboration signifies a significant step forward in the EV industry. By leveraging the established Tesla charging ports, Ford is demonstrating its commitment to providing a seamless and efficient charging experience for its customers. This collaboration between two automotive powerhouses is expected to have a profound impact on the future of electric mobility and contribute to the widespread adoption of sustainable transportation solutions.


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