Ford announced adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for its electric vehicle (EVs) starting in 2025. This standard is known as the Tesla Supercharger network and was pioneered by Tesla in 2012 with the launch of Model S and was later renamed NACS in November 2022 when Tesla decided to open up the interface to other manufacturers.
TSN has been considered the gold standard of EV charging infrastructure. It increases a large number of charging stations, of which 12,000 are in the US and Canada, and more are in the process of building.
Tesla points out the reliability and user-friendliness of its charging networks. Tesla owner has real-time information about charger availability and functionality through their mobile app and cars.
After knowing the advantages of Tesla’s supercharger network, Ford CEO Farley joined Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, and Twitter for Twitter space announcement. The aim of this announcement is that Ford EVs want to utilize a supercharger network starting in early 2024 through NACS to CCS (Combined Charging System) adapters.
Ford EVs come with NACS hardware and software, ensuring a seamless charging experience starting in 2025. Ford’s decision to support Tesla’s charging infrastructure after years of planning and collaboration between Farley and Musk. Fords openly discuss the challenges and shortcomings of existing charging infrastructure in the US.