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Ford will implement Tesla’s charging technology into its EVs

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Ford will implement Tesla’s charging technology into its EVs

Ford reached a deal with Tesla to give owners of Ford EVs access to over 12,000 superchargers across the U.S. and Canada.

This agreement, however, goes far beyond allowing use of an adapter to use Tesla's superchargers. Beginning in 2025, Ford said, its upcoming generations of electric vehicles (EVs) will be fitted with Tesla's North American Charging Standard (NACS) charge port. Ford's second-generation EV lineup includes a three-row SUV and an electric truck. The unexpected agreement was revealed on Thursday during a Twitter Spaces between Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Twitter, and Jim Farley, the CEO of Ford.

According to Ford, second-generation EVs with the NACS port will have the option of using an adapter to charge at CCS chargers. The automaker claimed that the adapter would be reasonably priced, and Farley pointed out that Ford would provide a variety of payment options, such as subscriptions. The adapter will cost "in the hundreds of dollars range," according to Musk.

All Tesla vehicles have a charging connector that supports up to 1 MW of DC charging as well as AC charging. Compared to the Combined Charging System (CCS) connectors used by the majority of EVs in North America, it is regarded as having a more compact design and better performance. In an effort to persuade network operators and automakers to use the technology and aid in making it the new norm in North America, Tesla shared its EV charging connector design last year.

For access to Tesla's V3 Superchargers, current Ford EV owners will use an adapter made by Tesla for their Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit vehicles equipped with Combined Charging System ports.

According to the automakers, Ford customers will have access to twice as many fast-chargers beginning in the spring of 2024 thanks to their partnership with Tesla.

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