Tesla and Ford have amended their North American Charging Standard (NACS) deal, adding more Superchargers that will be available to Ford electric vehicle (EV) owners in North America next year.
Back in May Ford got the ball rolling by signing the first deal with Tesla to adopt their NACS technology. The deal would see Ford integrate the NACS charge port into their future EVs starting in 2025, but before that date existing Ford EV owners would gain access to the Supercharger network with a special adapter. At the time the deal was announced Ford said their owners would gain access to over 12,000 Superchargers in Canada and the United States.
According to an update from the automaker on Monday, that number has now increased to over 15,000.
“Ford has increased to the estimated amount of Tesla Superchargers to the BlueOval Charge Network next year from 12,000 previously announced to more than 15,000 confirmed and growing.”
The company also provided an update on when the adapter would be available, but unfortunately no pricing was announced.
“These fast, reliable chargers will be available next spring to Ford EV customers via an adapter, which will become available on accessories.ford.com early next year.”
For Tesla owners, this 15,000+ count does not mean the entire Supercharger network in North America will be accessible to Ford owners. According to unofficial data tracked by supercharge.info, there are currently 24,346 open Supercharger stalls in Canada and the US.
Since Ford was the first automaker to sign a deal with Tesla, it is unclear at this time if the other automakers that have signed on since then will also have access to these 3,000+ additional Superchargers.
Along with the update to the number of Superchargers, Ford also announced three new deal with other charging partners in Canada and the US. Francis Energy, Blink and Red E are now part of the ‘Blue Oval Charging Network,” adding more than 10,000 new chargers to the network, including more than 550 new DC fast chargers.