Ford-Tesla Partnership: Ford EVs to Access NACS & Tesla Supercharger Network

From Plug and Play EV.

Show-stopping, potentially game-changing news from Jim Farley and Elon Musk, as a Ford-Tesla partnership agrees universal access to the Supercharger network in North America for Ford EVs from 2024.

First via a Tesla-to-CCS adapter to be included with the likes of the Ford Mustang Mach-E and F150 Lightning, then via a native NACS port in those cars and more from 2025, this Ford-Tesla agreement lays down the gauntlet for other automakers. Will they follow Ford’s lead in embracing NACS or double down on expanding the CCS1 connector’s dominance of public charging in North America?

This video looks on the potential for Ford’s options, limitations of the existing Tesla Supercharger solutions for some non-Tesla EVs, and why the Ford-Tesla partnership could swing the momentum back towards NACS as the primary charging option for North America.

0:00 – Start
0:21 – Intro
0:43 – Ford-Tesla Partnership Details
3:09 – NACS expands the standard
7:08 – Ford’s forward-thinking
8:56 – Who moves next?
11:00 – Why V3 isn’t the answer for public charging
12:42 – What do you think?

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