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Ford EV Tesla NACS Adapter Briefly Appears Online

In May of last year, FoMoCo announced that it had reached a deal with Tesla that will provide Ford EV owners with access to that company’s Supercharger network. 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. CEO Jim Farley previously revealed that this Ford NACS adapter would be sent free of charge to F-150 Lightning and Mach-E customers soon, but as of now, we still don’t know when that will be – though recently, the part in question appeared on the automaker’s parts site for a brief time.

This brief addition was spotted by Eric Roe, who promptly posted a screenshot of the page in question on X. However, shortly thereafter, the Ford NACS adapter was taken off the site for reasons unknown. As Ford Authority previously reported, Ford EV owners are expected to gain access to the Supercharger network this coming spring, though it’s unclear when they’ll receive the free NACS adapter. Eligibility for existing Mach-E and F-150 Lightning owners will be determined by VIN, with each of those customers receiving one adapter. Those customers will apparently secure their adapter via a reservation process, though the part will be free – Ford is even covering shipping costs.

Ford Tesla Supercharger North American Charging Standard NACS Adapter 001

Meanwhile, 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. Either way, owners of all-electric Ford models won’t need to utilize the Tesla app to access its charging network, however.

We’ll have more on Ford’s NACS adapter soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 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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    I would like to hear more details about the reservation process for the Tesla NACS adapter. What action is required by Mach-E and F-150 Lightning owners?


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