Owners of Ford Electric Trucks and SUVs will have easy access to more than 12,000 Tesla V3 superchargers in the US and Canada, thanks to the partnership between the two automakers announced Thursday. From early 2024, the Tesla Supercharger Network will be available to Ford's via a hardware adapter. It will be accessible via the uni BlueVoVer charging network, and starting in 2025, Ford's next-generation EVs will have Tesla's Charging Port built-in. BlueVal Charge Network is Ford's collection of partner EV charging providers that customers can search for via the built-in route planning software, FordPass mobile app, or other methods. Ford will join Tesla's more than 12,000 supercharging points, such as Electrify America, EVGO, ChargePoint, and others. It has access to more than 10,000 DC fast charging stations across networks. Drivers will connect to V3 superchargers via a Tesla-developed hardware adapter that converts Tesla's North American charging standard cable to the combined charging system port that comes standard on their F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit EVs. and payment will then be handled via the FordPass app or Ford's Pro Intelligence Onboard EV software. Read More Best Electric Cars and EVs for 2023 Starting 2025, Ford will build EVs with Tesla's NACS port. Beginning in 2025, Ford's second-generation EVs will likely include built-in NACS charging ports alongside the familiar CCS connectivity. Ford's adoption of the open-source charging standard will eliminate the need for an adapter to juice at Tesla Supercharger stations. On the one hand, the division of the North American electric vehicle charging ecosystem still between CCS and NACS standards feels a bit backwards. Now the Chademo standard is on its way out, and while the European Union settled on the CCS standard a long time ago, we seemed to be on track for a single worldwide port. Seen in this light, Ford Approving dual charging systems could be seen as a step in the wrong direction that could confuse new EV buyers. On the other hand, Tesla operates arguably the largest, most widespread, and most importantly, the most reliable charging network in America. Tesla is also the world's largest EV manufacturer, so if there's an argument for who won the charging standards battle, Tesla. Ford's Tesla Also, if new vehicles have room for both ports in their design - and given the compact design of NACs, why not? - offer both connections in future customers. and it feels like a win-win for Ford. "The Tesla Supercharger network has excellent reliability and the NACS plug is smaller and lighter," said Marin Gjaja, customer manager of Ford's Model E division. He said, "Overall, it provides a superior experience for customers." Tesla also recently promised to open at least 3,500 Supercharger stations to all EVs by the end of 2024. Read More How do you charge my Tesla EV in a Tesla Supercharger? Gotopnews.com