Ford’s Tesla deal supercharges Canada’s EV charging options

The reliable Tesla Supercharger network has already established charging corridors across the U.S. and Canada.

Ford Tesla Supercharger

In a breakthrough move for Canada’s electric vehicle (EV) market, Ford Motor Company announced today a milestone agreement with Tesla Motors to give Ford’s EV customers access to Tesla’s expansive Supercharger network.

This deal effectively doubles the fast-charging options for Ford customers across Canada and the U.S., with availability commencing from Spring 2024.

As a result of this agreement, over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers will complement the existing 10,000+ fast-chargers in Ford’s BlueOval Charge Network. This new initiative aims to relieve ‘range anxiety’ and drive further growth in the EV sector.

Jim Farley, Ford President and CEO, hailed the deal, emphasizing that “widespread access to fast-charging is absolutely vital to our growth as an EV brand.”

This development comes as Ford ramps up production of its popular Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning models, with a plan to launch a new series of EVs by 2025.

The agreement enables Ford’s F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit vehicles, fitted with the Combined Charging System (CCS) port, to utilize Tesla’s V3 Superchargers via a Tesla-developed adapter. Post-2025, Ford plans to equip future EVs with the NACS charge port, enabling direct access to Tesla Superchargers.

The deal reflects a growing commitment to sustainable energy and boosting customer convenience.

“The Tesla Supercharger network has excellent reliability and the NACS plug is smaller and lighter. Overall, this provides a superior experience for customers,” said Marin Gjaja, Chief Customer Officer at Ford Model e.

Currently, the BlueOval Charge Network, the largest of its kind in North America, boasts over 84,000 chargers. The addition of 12,000 Tesla Superchargers will create the largest integrated fast-charge network across Canada and the U.S., promising automatic routing to the nearest charger and seamless billing via FordPass.

Furthermore, Ford dealerships across North America are poised to augment the BlueOval Charge Network by adding roughly 1,800 public-facing fast-chargers by early 2024, marking a further step forward in Ford’s commitment to sustainable mobility.