Ford CEO Jim Farley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday that Tesla's network of 12,000 "Supercharger" stations will open to Ford EV owners next spring. The two execs partnered up to discuss the project via a Twitter Spaces chat Thursday evening.
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) May 25, 2023
In the short term, Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning and E-Transit customers will need both an adapter and software update along with activation and payment via FordPass or Ford Pro Intelligence in order to access Tesla's Superchargers. Musk said the experience should be "seamless and positive" for Ford customers, assuring one asker that the adaptor itself will not limit charger throughput.
Starting in 2025, all Ford EVs will be built with the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector built-in, eliminating the need for a physical adaptor.
Farley also asked ("for a friend") when we should expect the Tesla Roadster to go into production; Musk said the current plan calls for deliveries starting in late 2024.
The chat touched on other topics, including dealer and service experiences. Unsurprisingly, Farley and Musk disagreed on the degree to which a
The unlikely pair have a mutual interests thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, which cemented incentives for expanding public charging networks. Tesla has already begun to open its Supercharger network to other manufacturers, albeit with mixed results.
Fortunately, Twitter Spaces managed to hold up for the duration of the event -- a fortunate turn after Twitter's live hosting platform faltered during a campaign announcement by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday.
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