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Ford EV Rivals Will Utilize Tesla Superchargers Soon

Following Ford’s announcement that it would be converting its EVs from the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard to the North American Charging Standard (NACS) in future years – while also providing an adapter that allows current owners to access the Tesla Supercharger network – just about every other automaker has followed suit. However, it was Ford that beat its competition to the punch by launching its new NACS adapter and opening up access to Tesla Superchargers first, as owners can utilize those stations now thanks to a collaborative effort between the two automakers. Regardless, Ford EVs won’t be the only non-Tesla branded models present at Supercharger stations in the near future.

Ford F-150 Lightning Tesla Supercharger

Rather, access to Tesla Superchargers will soon open up to include owners of all-electric vehicles made by Rivian, General Motors, Volvo, and Polestar, with several more slated to be added afterward. Owners of EVs from one of these four brands will be able to access the Tesla Supercharger network starting this spring, though no formal date has been announced as of yet.

Shortly after details surfaced regarding Ford’s NACS adapter, that new part became available to reserve late last month, at least for owners of Ford F-150 Lightning and Ford Mustang Mach-E models.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Tesla Supercharger North American Charging Standard NACS Adapter - Exterior 001 - Rear Three Quarters

Those that take delivery of this new NACS adapter will also be able to utilize the FordPass app or via their vehicle’s infotainment screen to pay for Supercharger sessions after creating an account and activating the Plug & Charge feature. From there, all they have to do is simply pull in, plug up, and charge, though future Ford EV models will come with NACS ports from the factory, rather than CCS as is currently the case, meaning that they won’t need an adapter.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

H/T to Electrek for being the first to notice this bit of news!

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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