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Ford, which wants to reach more people in the electric car market, announced that it is partnering with Tesla. Ford CEO Jim Farley, who met with Elon Musk, announced that next-generation cars will be compatible with Tesla’s charging station. Ford models released in 2025 and later will use Tesla connectors, known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS).
Ford will use compatible connectors for the Tesla charging station in its vehicles
According to the announced information, Ford will abandon the CCS standard, which is mostly used in the USA. Ford officials briefed on the topic, “Second Generation electric vehicles with NACS ports will have the option to charge CCS chargers via an adapter.” he made a statement.
Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit vehicles with a Combined Charging System (CCS) port will be able to charge at 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the United States with an adapter made by Tesla. It has been stated that the adapter will be released next year.
Speaking about the ease of use and reliability of the Tesla-developed connector, Farley said, “This is a big deal for our customers.” say. Emphasizing that they are happy to partner with Ford, Musk said, “We are very excited to support Ford vehicles and the Tesla Supercharger network, as well as provide API access so that a Ford vehicle can seamlessly charge a Tesla Supercharger using the Ford app. We don’t want an esla network “Supercharger is a walled garden. We will continue to work on this which supports electricity supply and sustainable transport in general.” he made a statement.
Farley said Ford is prioritizing any efficiency gains that will allow smaller batteries to be more competitive than high-range electric vehicles. He said that choosing the Tesla standard contributed to making the customer’s job easier.
Quick Charge will be offered to Ford vehicles equipped with a separate Magic Dock offered to CCS vehicles at some Supercharger stations. Musk assured that the charging rate of Ford EVs will not be reduced at Supercharger stations, saying that these models will charge “any physical limit.”