Multiple wins for Ford this quarter as evidenced by our previous report in April, regarding hands-off driving capabilities in the UK. Ford CEO Jim Farley recently unveiled a collaboration with Tesla that is set to expand the electric vehicle landscape. Beginning next year, Ford EV owners in the United States will have the ability of utilizing Tesla’s expansive Supercharger network, comprising 12,000 fast charging stations.
The partnership, revealed by both Farley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk during a Twitter Spaces livestream signifies a good step towards establishing a unified charging ecosystem that ultimately benefits all EV users.
According to CNN, in addition to the supercharger network access, Jim Farley also shared Ford’s plans to adopt Tesla-style charging ports for their forthcoming generation of EVs, departing from the widely used CCS chargers. The Combined Charging System (CCS) is the standard for high-powered charging. Designed to accommodate the energy needs of EVs, the CCS offers compatibility with both Combo 1 and Combo 2 connectors, allowing for power delivery of up to 400 kilowatts (kW).
While Tesla’s Supercharger represents a faster electric vehicle (EV) charging technology. Developed by Tesla Inc, these stations utilize a 480-volt direct current (DC) system to provide high-speed charging for electric vehicles.