Ford Offers Complimentary NACS Fast Charging Adapter to EV Owners

Ford’s EV drivers gain access to Tesla’s Superchargers.

Ford recently made an announcement that Tesla’s expansive network of superchargers in the United States and Canada will now be accessible to eligible electric vehicle (EV) owners. In a statement on X, Ford’s CEO Jim Farley confirmed that they will soon offer complimentary adapters for fast charging to Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning owners. This will enable them to easily connect to NACS outlets across North America.

“Thank you, everyone! We are grateful for your support. Our goal is to make charging easier for our Ford EV owners. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the addition of Tesla chargers to our BlueOval Charge Network,” Farley shared on social media.

No specific timeline has been established for the release of the adapters; however, Farley assured customers that reservation lanes will become available in the near future.

Farley announced that solely those who own the 2021-2024 models of Ford Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning will receive a cost-free adapter. Other plug-in vehicles from Ford, such as the Escape Hybrid, will not qualify for this offer. The company will verify eligible owners through their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and each car will only be provided with one adapter.

Information regarding the booking procedure and the specific technical details of the adapter have not yet been disclosed.

Ford will be covering the shipping expenses for its customers, in addition to supplying them with a complimentary fast-charging adapter. Farley has also assured that the activation and recharging process will be smooth and hassle-free. Payments for these services will be conveniently managed through either the FordPass app or the Public Charging app available directly on the vehicle’s system.

The utilization of NACS adapters is planned to be a short-term remedy. By 2025, all upcoming Ford electric vehicles will be equipped with NACS ports as a standard feature, eliminating the necessity for an adapter to access Tesla’s Superchargers. A representative further verified that the BlueOval Charge Network of Ford in North America will eventually include connectors for NACS ports.

Last year, Ford made history as the initial major automobile manufacturer to officially adopt NACS. This decision sparked a ripple effect among other car companies, prompting them to also jump on board. Most recently, Mazda has joined the bandwagon, leaving Stellantis as the sole major automaker yet to announce its transition.

Ford was the forerunner in providing a complimentary NACS adapter, and it is anticipated that other brands will follow suit in offering a similar service. It is worth noting that Ford pioneered this innovation.

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