Ford EVs to Get Tesla Superchargers
According to an Announcement by Ford Motors CEO Jim Farley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk – Ford Motor Co’s present and future electric vehicles can be charged from about 12,000 supercharger stations of the company, Tesla from the upcoming Spring in the USA and Canada.
Words by the Management
The CEO of Ford, Jim Farley, and the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk announced the agreement on Thursday in a Twitter Spaces audio chat. As per Farley, “We think this is a huge move for our industry and all the customers of electric vehicles”.
According to Musk, he does not want Tesla’s network to be a walled garden, and he wants to use it to support sustainable transportation. Musk also told that “It is our intent to do everything possible to support Ford, and have the company on an equal footing at Tesla superchargers”.
Farley told that the Ford vehicle owners would have to pay something, such as a monthly subscription for charging their vehicles in Tesla supercharger stations. But the specifications have not been announced.
Adapters for Charging Stations
As per the statement from Farley, “Initially, the present electric vehicles from Ford would require an adapter for being put in the Tesla charging stations, in which the Tesla connectors are there already. But by the year 2025, Ford will be having Tesla’s North American charging standard connector, with its second-generation electric vehicles”.
According to Ford, Tesla’s connector is smaller and lighter in comparison with those made by other automobile manufacturing companies.
Farley told Tesla’s superchargers have great locations. As per reports, he further said that “ We love the locations. We love the reliability. The supercharging network of Tesla will join Ford’s blue oval charging network, and it has about 10,000 fast charging stations”.
Then, Musk told that “With the help of the Ford App, the electric vehicle owners of the Ford company can access the chargers from Tesla company”.
As per the report from the Department of Energy, “In the USA, Tesla has got around 17,000 supercharger stations. But, the place has around 54,000 public charging stations.
The Ford-Tesla deal is different from a plan Tesla to open a segment of the charging network of Tesla to all company electric vehicles.
As per an announcement in February by the White House, a minimum of 7,500 chargers from Tesla’s supercharger and destination charger network would be made accessible to non-Tesla electric vehicles by the end of the year, 2024.