Ford’s New Electric Vehicles with Tesla Charging Ports!
Ford's upcoming electric cars will be compatible with Tesla's NACS charging connector, as announced by Ford CEO Jim Farley during a Twitter Spaces event with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. This compatibility means that Ford electric vehicles can use Tesla Superchargers in the US and Canada without needing an adapter. Farley also revealed that future Ford EVs will have two charging ports, enabling owners to use Ford chargers as well.
Tesla's NACS is suitable for both home charging and DC fast charging at Tesla Superchargers or other fast-charging sites with an adapter. Tesla's Supercharger network is now open to all car manufacturers through Magic Dock, which permits CCS1 vehicles to connect to specific Tesla Superchargers using an adapter attached to the charging station.
Ford has provided information regarding the rollout of their electric vehicles. Customers of Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning, will be able to access Superchargers via an adapter starting from early next year. In 2025, Ford plans to release next-generation electric vehicles with the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector built-in. This will eliminate the need for an adapter to access Tesla Superchargers.
Tesla's senior director of charging infrastructure, Rebecca Tinucci, has expressed excitement over the company's recent move. Tinucci stated that Tesla is delighted to welcome Ford owners and other electric vehicle owners who adopt NACS to their thousands of Superchargers across North America. She also mentioned that this move is part of Tesla's mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy.
Tesla has made its NACS standard available for other automakers to use. However, until Ford's recent announcement, no major automaker had committed to adopting it.