May 29, 2023

Ford CEO Jim Farley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk collectively on Thursday introduced that Ford is planning to shift to Tesla’s charging interface—and the superior fast-charging expertise of Tesla Superchargers—beginning with its next-generation EVs in 2025. 

These next-generation fashions could have the acquainted Tesla port, known as North American Charging Customary (NACS), in-built, with charging at Tesla Supercharger stations requiring no adapter. 

As new Ford EVs are launched, it is going to be abandoning the CCS commonplace within the U.S. fully. When requested whether or not next-generation Ford EVs could have the CCS port, Ford replied: “Gen 2 EVs with the NACS port could have the choice of charging at CCS chargers through an adapter.“

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Within the meantime, Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit autos which have the Mixed Charging System (CCS) port will be capable of cost at Tesla Superchargers, too, with a Tesla-developed adapter that shall be in manufacturing early subsequent 12 months. 

“We’re completely dedicated to the NACS interface itself going ahead,” stated Farley, on a Twitter Areas chat with Musk that served because the reveal stage for the announcement. 

“This can be a actually huge deal for our clients, added Farley, who pointed to the convenience of use of the connector and the reliability of it.  

Tesla Supercharger connector - now called NACS

Tesla Supercharger connector – now known as NACS

Quick-charging shall be enabled by a distinct piece of {hardware} obtainable for Ford autos than the Magic Dock equipped for CCS autos at some Supercharger stations. The cost price for Ford EVs won’t be restricted at Supercharger stations, Musk assured, noting that these fashions will cost at “regardless of the bodily restrict is.” 

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“We’ll make it possible for the adapter is just not the limiting issue,” clarified Musk. 

This story is evolving and shall be up to date.