An all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E charges at a Tesla Supercharger station.


Detroit – Ford Tesla Supercharging is rolling out to electric vehicle owners in the U.S. and Canada. Launches are set to begin on Thursday, but supplies are expected to be limited at first.

The Detroit automaker is the first to announce a partnership with Tesla Take advantage of the electric vehicle manufacturer’s supercharging network. Since then, most U.S. automakers have followed suit. Under the agreement, Ford and other companies will use Tesla’s charging ports in future electric vehicle models.

At the same time, an adapter is needed to connect non-Tesla vehicles using different charging technologies to Tesla’s network. Ford said the partnership will more than double vehicle owners’ access to fast chargers, but it may take some time before the adapters are distributed to all customers.

“As we move forward and our supply is constrained, we do believe demand will outstrip supply in the initial stages of the rollout,” Ken Williams, director of charging and energy services for Ford, said at a media briefing. This demand is managed on a first-come, first-served basis.”

Williams declined to say how many adapters the company currently provides to electric vehicle customers, who have purchased about 140,000 electric vehicles from Ford since 2023. Ford said it expects to begin shipping the adapters to customers by the end of March.

Tesla, which designed the adapter and is distributing it to automakers, did not respond to a request for comment on specific details.

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Fast chargers can add hundreds of miles of range in an hour or less, depending on the vehicle. In comparison, less powerful chargers may take hours or longer to complete a charge.

Automakers last year began agreeing to adopt Tesla’s charging technology to access their already extensive charging networks, either in lieu of or in addition to building their own chargers (or waiting for others, such as the federal government, to do so).

A spokesman for the Detroit automaker said Ford received no revenue and did not pay Tesla for the Tesla Supercharger network.

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Current Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E retail customers can reserve a free charging adapter through the Ford Owner App or at through June 30, the company said. After this period, the price of the adapters will be $230 each.

After visiting the website, customers need to log in through the FordPass app or register for Ford’s “BlueOval Charge Network” to reserve the adapter. Customers who have not yet registered for the BlueOval Charge Network will be prompted to register before ordering a fast charging adapter.

Adapters will be mailed based on pre-order, and some customers may experience an undisclosed wait time depending on when they sign up.

Order Tesla Adapter for F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E

  1. from Ford’s dedicated websitelog into Ford Pass.
  2. Click the “Book Adapter for Free” button to begin the ordering process.
  3. Your shipping information will be pre-populated based on your FordPass account, just verify that all information is accurate, update if necessary, and click “Book.”
  4. You’ll see a confirmation screen with helpful information about upcoming automatic over-the-air software updates and a link to the Ford FAQ.
  5. You will also receive a confirmation email with a link to check the status of your reservation.

Ford owners will be able to use Tesla chargers through the FordPass app or the Charging Assist app on the vehicle’s touchscreen, eliminating the need to use a credit card on site. They can also use Tesla’s app.

The adapter is required to connect the so-called Combined Charging System (CCS) charger port (the US industry standard) to Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) system.

Under the Ford-Tesla agreement, Ford said that as of Thursday, owners will have access to more than 15,000 Tesla Supercharging stations in the United States and Canada.

Tesla says it has more than 50,000 Supercharging connectors worldwide. The company did not say how many are in the United States.The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the country has only Approximately 6,900 CCS fast chargers Publicly available.

Ford said that with the addition of Tesla Superchargers, its BlueOval charging network customers will have access to more than 126,000 chargers, including more than 28,000 fast chargers.


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