GLOBAL. Tesla Charging Adaptors on the Horizon for Ford Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning Owners

Ford became the pioneer automaker to adopt the North American Charging Standard and announce its EVs’ integration with Tesla’s Supercharger network. Following this trailblazing decision, nearly every major automaker has since followed suit, marking a substantial industry shift in less than a year.

Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, recently provided an update on this transformative journey. In a post on Elon Musk’s social platform, he revealed that specific owners of Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning models in the United States and Canada would soon have the opportunity to reserve a complimentary charging adapter. This adapter would facilitate the charging of their vehicles at Supercharger stations, as well as other stations utilizing a Tesla connector.

When we announced @Ford EVs would get access to @Tesla Superchargers, I said we’d send customers a Fast Charging Adapter. I’m pleased to confirm that eligible #MustangMachE & #F150Lightning owners in the U.S. + Canada can reserve a complimentary adapter starting soon.

Farley emphasized that these complimentary adapters are a gesture of gratitude towards Ford’s customers, aiming to enhance the overall charging experience and make it more convenient. Access to Superchargers for Ford owners is expected to commence this spring, with the company planning to fully embrace the North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging port by 2025, eliminating the need for adapters.

Reservations for these adapters are scheduled to open this spring, with eligibility criteria yet to be disclosed. This initiative is likely to benefit both existing Ford EV owners and prospective buyers.

More details: 2021-24 model year Mustang Mach-E + F-150 Lightning customers will be eligible & the reservation process will be validated by VIN. One charger per VIN. We’ll cover cost of shipping.

The evolving landscape for Ford EV owners doesn’t stop there. Recently, Google announced that EVs, starting with the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning, will soon share real-time battery information with Google Maps. This innovative feature will enable the navigation system to provide estimated battery levels upon arrival, suggest charging stops, and estimate charging duration based on the vehicle.

This groundbreaking feature is set to debut in the coming months and will eventually extend to other Ford vehicles, marking another significant step in the integration of technology to enhance the electric vehicle ownership experience. As more details unfold in the coming weeks, Ford EV enthusiasts can anticipate further developments that will shape the future of electric mobility for the brand.