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The recent partnership between Tesla and Ford is making headlines in the electric vehicle (EV) industry today. This groundbreaking collaboration, which goes live on February 29, is buzzing over its potential to revolutionize EV charging infrastructure.

 

Ford, a legacy automaker with a growing interest in EVs, has started rolling out Tesla Supercharging capabilities to its EV owners in the U.S. and Canada. This move is expected to more than double access to fast chargers for Ford owners. However, the launch is expected to be supply constrained at the start.

 

The partnership involves the use of a hardware adapter that allows Ford’s EVs to connect to Tesla’s Supercharger network. This adapter is free for current Ford EV customers until June 30, 2024. After this period, the cost of the adapter will be $230.

 

Starting from 2025, Ford’s next-generation EVs will have Tesla’s charging port built-in. This move signifies a major shift in the industry as automakers are beginning to adopt Tesla’s charging technology instead of building their own.

 

This partnership is a significant step towards a more unified and efficient EV charging infrastructure. However, it also raises questions about the capacity of Tesla’s Supercharger network to handle the increased demand.

 

As we watch this partnership unfold, one can’t help but wonder: How will this collaboration influence the future of EV charging infrastructure? Will other automakers follow suit and adopt Tesla’s charging technology? Share your thoughts below.

 

 

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