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Ford EV Owners Will Officially Receive Free Tesla Adapter

Back in May 2023, FoMoCo announced that it had reached a deal with Tesla that will provide Ford EV owners with access to that company’s expansive Supercharger network – effectively expanding its available infrastructure in one fell swoop. The Blue Oval also announced that owners of the Ford F-150 Lightning and Ford Mustang Mach-E would be receiving an adapter designed to enable those models – which come equipped with Combined Charging System (CCS) plugs – to utilize Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) chargers, too. However, the automaker didn’t provide any details about when that might happen or how much this adapter might cost, though now, we know that it will in fact be free, according to CEO Jim Farley.

It’s still unclear when Ford EV owners will receive this complimentary adapter, with Farley only saying that the part will ship out “soon” ahead of the start of Supercharger access, which is slated to open up this spring. Regardless, this is big news for those owners, given the fact that the Tesla Supercharger network is currently the largest and most reliable of its kind and the highest-ranked of the bunch, giving them more than 12,000 additional U.S.-based chargers to choose from when embarking on road trips, plus the existing 10,000 charger BlueOval Charging Network. It will also provide a more seamless experience, since users will be able to pay via the FordPass app rather than having to download the Tesla app to accomplish that task.

Ford Tesla Supercharger North American Charging Standard NACS Adapter 001

As Ford Authority previously reported, second-generation Ford EV models due to arrive starting in 2025 will come equipped with NACS ports from the factory, meaning that no adapter will be required to charge them at a Supercharger. Regardless, SAE International is working to standardize NACS, and since Ford’s decision to go that route, essentially every other automaker has followed suit.

We’ll have more on this new adapter soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Charles Mottern

    What about escape plugin hybrids? Will they also receive Tesler adapters?

    1. Lsooby

      No because those can’t DC fast charge.


    I am looking forward to using a Tesla fast charger with my 2023 Mustang Mach-E. My local fast chargers are just not providing the power they advertise. I hope Tesla chargers deliver what they advertise.

  3. Alfred

    EA chargers cost twice as much to charge. I Wonder what will happen to EA, or would EA drop their charging prices? Or would Tesla charge more for non Teslas?

  4. David Dickinson II

    My fast charger is called a gas station.


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