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Ford will incorporate Tesla’s charging technology into its future electric vehicles.

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Ford and Tesla have reached an agreement that will grant Ford EV owners access to more than 12,000 Superchargers across the United States and Canada.

However, this accord goes well beyond merely allowing access to Tesla’s superchargers via an adapter. Ford stated that its next iteration of electric vehicles would be equipped with Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) charge port beginning in 2025. Ford’s second-generation EV lineup comprises a three-row SUV and an electric vehicle. The unexpected agreement was disclosed on Thursday during a Twitter Spaces conversation between Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Twitter, and Jim Farley, CEO of Ford.

Ford claims that second-generation EVs with the NACS interface will be able to charge at CCS outlets via an adapter. The automaker stated that the adapter will be reasonably priced, and Ford will offer various payment options, including subscriptions, according to Farley. Musk stated that the adapter would cost within hundreds of dollars.

Musk stated on Thursday that Tesla is pleased to support Ford vehicles with its Supercharger network and provide API access. Thus, a Ford vehicle can seamlessly charge at a Tesla supercharger using a Ford app. We do not want the Tesla Supercharger network to resemble a walled garden, in essence. We desire that it be conducive to electrification and sustainable transportation in general.”

The charging connector in all Tesla vehicles supports both AC and DC charging at up to 1 MW. It’s compact design and superior performance make it superior to the Combined Charging System (CCS) connectors utilized by the majority of electric vehicles in North America. In an effort to encourage network operators and manufacturers to adopt the technology and help make it the new standard in North America, Tesla disclosed its EV charging connector design one year ago.

Existing Ford EV consumers will use an adapter developed by Tesla to access Tesla’s V3 Superchargers with their Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit vehicles equipped with a Combined Charging System interface.

Ford customers will have access to twice as many fast chargers beginning in the spring of 2024, according to the automakers’ agreement.

Farley praised the location of Tesla’s Superchargers, the dependability of the routing software, and the simplicity of Tesla’s connector during the Twitter Spaces.

Customers of Ford already have access to the BlueOval Charge Network, a public charging network with more than 84,000 chargers, including over 10,000 public DC fast chargers. In addition, Ford dealers will add approximately 1,800 public fast-charging stations and locations to the BlueOval Charge Network by the beginning of 2024.

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Vishal kanojiya is a journalist with more than two years of experience in digital journalism. he specializes in business and technology beats. Currently, he is an Author & Cheif Editor of Techbatti

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