As GM Authority covered back in May 2023, Ford reached an agreement with Tesla to access the latter’s extensive EV charging network in Spring 2024. Well, that time has almost come, and now, the Blue Oval is offering free Tesla Supercharger adaptors to owners of the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E.
Available to customers in both the United States and Canada, eligible Ford EV owners will soon have the ability to reserve a complimentary Fast Charging Adapter in order to access the Tesla Supercharger network. Moving forward, the Blue Oval will make the transition to the North American Charging Standard (NACS) electric vehicle connector – which was actually originally developed by Tesla – in 2025.
So, this begs the question, will General Motors do the same? As a reminder, the Detroit-based automaker is also set to adopt the NACS connector in early 2025. However, before making the jump to the standardized chargers, The General has also worked to utilize the Tesla Supercharger network for its electric vehicles, which is currently set to allow GM customers to access 12,000 Tesla Supercharger stations throughout North America starting in early 2024.
“Our vision of the all-electric future means producing millions of world-class EVs across categories and price points, while creating an ecosystem that will accelerate mass EV adoption,” GM CEO Mary Barra has been quoted as saying.
Of course, General Motors isn’t quite content to let Tesla dominate electric charging solutions by its lonesome, as it has continued to invest into expanding the existing North American EV charging infrastructure. In fact, GM electric vehicle owners already have access to 134,000 chargers through the Ultium Charge 360 initiative.
It’s worth noting that The General has also made a wide array of agreements with multiple third-party charging networks, including Blink Charging, ChargePoint, EV Connect, EVgo, FLO and Greenlots.