Ford electric vehicles will be able to recharge using Tesla Supercharger charging stations starting in 2024. Ford’s CEO James Farley and Tesla’s founder Elon Musk discussed this partnership in a Twitter Spaces discussion. The decision would require an adapter for now that enables Ford cars to plug into Tesla Superchargers, which use the North American Charging Standard (NACS). However, future models of Ford electric cars will have Tesla Supercharger support built in starting in 2024.
The decision would give Ford car owners access to more than twice as many charging stations as they had before, thanks to the fact that there are more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers. Ford’s CEO Farley pointed out the importance of taking care of existing customers as well, which reflects Ford’s decision to support existing cars as well with the adapters. Supporting existing customers is a good customer retention strategy.
The addition of another brand of cars will surely increase the load on Tesla’s Supercharger network. However, it will increase the Supercharger network’s revenue and it will be expanded to handle the additional load. Farley went onto compliment Musk on the difficult feat of building out such as comprehensive Supercharging network for their electric cars.
It has already helped electric vehicle adoption by providing customers with the assurance that they’re covered by Tesla’s ubiquitous chargers, which is important considering the importance of range anxiety.