(New York) Tesla will open its network of superchargers in the United States and Canada to Ford electric vehicles starting in 2024, doubling the number of stations available to Ford customers, the two groups announced Thursday.
“By early 2024, all current and future Ford customers will have access to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers, high-speed superchargers,” Ford boss Jim Farley explained in a Twitter chat with that of Tesla, Elon Musk.
He didn’t give details on pricing, but said the group would make sure they were “as affordable and competitive as possible”. The adapter is expected to cost “in the hundreds of dollars,” the Tesla boss said.
Ford currently has a network of approximately 10,000 fast-charging stations for its electric vehicles, Mustang Mach-E SUV, F-150 Lightning pickup truck and E-Transit van.
From 2025, new generations of Ford electric vehicles will be manufactured with a connector that will eliminate the need for a specific adapter for Tesla terminals.
The White House announced in February that it had entered into an agreement with Elon Musk’s group for the electric car manufacturer to open its network of charging stations to other brands of electric vehicles by the end of 2024. of chargers is indeed considered a major obstacle to the transition to electric power in the United States.
According to the government, Tesla had then agreed to open at least 7,500 chargers to electric cars from other manufacturers, thus allowing the company to benefit from American subsidies.
“We don’t want Tesla’s supercharger network to be inaccessible to other brands,” Elon Musk remarked during the discussion with his counterpart on Thursday. “We want it to support electrification and sustainable transportation in general,” he added.