Ford has announced that owners of its F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E models will gain access to Tesla’s Supercharger network across the U.S. and Canada. The OEM says that the 15,000+ available Tesla Superchargers more than double customer access to DC fast charging on its own BlueOval Charge Network.

At the same time, Ford also announced that its EV customers enrolled in the BlueOval Charge Network will be able to receive its Fast Charging Adapter at no cost through June 30 2024. The adapter is required to charge at upgraded Tesla Superchargers and will be available for future Ford EV customers to purchase for $230 (including estimated tax and shipping). Ford Pro commercial customers will also be able to benefit from the offer, and will be contacted in Spring 2024 by mail at the address registered with Ford Pro (or via their Ford Pro account manager) to order an adapter.

The BlueOval Charge Network itself streamlines charging payments by providing one seamless stored payment account through the FordPass App or Charge Assist App (soon to be “Public Charge”) in the vehicle’s touchscreen, eliminating the need for onsite credit card use. Once owners have created an account and activated Plug & Charge, Tesla Superchargers will support Plug & Charge with Ford EVs. This will allow customers to plug in their EV to a Supercharger, and for charging to begin automatically – with charges managed through FordPass.

In the future, Ford will begin to produce and sell next-generation electric vehicles with the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector built-in. Through these EVs, Ford is aiming to eliminate the need for an adapter to access Tesla Superchargers.