Ford has reached an agreement with Tesla to provide its electric vehicle (EV) customers with access to more than 12,000 Tesla fast-charging stations located in the United States and Canada beginning early next year.
Ford CEO, Jim Farley, stated that owners of the automaker’s EVs such as the F-150 Lightning pickup and Mustang Mach-E will be able to use Tesla’s charging network after a new adaptor is made available in 2024. Customers from Ford will have more than double the charger access they have now with the automaker’s current network.
The agreement comes after Tesla announced in February that it will make at least 7,500 chargers in its network available to competitors in order to help the Biden Administration meet its target of having 500,000 charging stations available to all EV owners by 2030.
Tesla users pay between 25 cents and 50 cents per kilowatt to use its Supercharger stations, depending on location. Farley and Musk did not specify if Ford owners will be charged a premium to use Tesla stations.
Ford’s BlueOval Charge Network is already the largest public charging network in North America, with over 84,000 chargers and access to over 10,000 public DC fast-chargers. The addition of more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers offers the single largest integrated fast-charge network in the United States and Canada, with automatic routing to the nearest charger and seamless billing via FordPass.
Additionally, by early 2024, Ford dealers will have added around 1,800 public-facing fast-chargers and sites to the BlueOval Charge Network meaning owners of Ford cars will have the most flexibility in charging services across all other brands in the US.