Electric Ford drivers will soon be able to use Tesla superchargers to charge their cars in the United States and Canada.
Tesla makes a move to Ford. The firm of San Carlos (California) will open its superchargers to the creations of Dearborn’s (Michigan). This from 2024, in the United States and Canada. The two manufacturers announced this Thursday, May 25. Ford boss Jim Farley had this to say in a Twitter chat with Tesla boss Elon Musk:
“By early 2024, all current and future Ford customers will have access to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers, high-speed superchargers. The group will ensure that rates are “as affordable and competitive as possible.” »
For that, an adapter should first be available for purchase for electric Ford owners. Tesla boss talks about a price “in the hundreds of dollars”. And significant additional cost to have the right to use one of its charging stations.
It remains to be seen what the charging rates will be. In France, since May 10, Tesla owners have paid 35 cents per kWh at off-peak hours, 39 cents at peak hours. Without a subscription, these prices rise to 46 and 51 euro cents respectively. Note, however, that these are national averages and that the prices vary slightly according to the terminals. What to give an idea.
Coming soon: More locations to charge your Ford® electric vehicle. Thousands of them. @Tesla pic.twitter.com/CtDEcqvdwu
— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) May 25, 2023
The number of charging stations doubled for Ford
Still, this will allow to drastically increase the number of charging points for the firm’s clients at the Oval. Ford indeed counts only 10,000 fast charging stations for its electric vehicles. This number will therefore be more than doubled in the very near future.
Owners of Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E or E-Transit will soon be able to take advantage of these terminals. This decision will allow Tesla to receive public subsidies. The government wanted the firm’s charging station network to be open to other manufacturers, in order to reach more motorists.
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