Ford Adds 15,000 Tesla Superchargers to BlueOval Network
Ford is expanding its BlueOval Charge Network in North America by 25%, increasing the total number of chargers to over 106,000.
The automaker has also announced that Ford electric vehicles will soon be able to charge at more than 15,000 Tesla Superchargers, a significant increase from the initial count of 12,000 announced earlier in May.
The expansion includes partnerships with three new charging providers: Francis Energy, Blink, and Red E, adding more than 10,000 new chargers to the network. These providers join existing partners such as Shell Recharge Solutions, Electrify America, EVgo, ChargePoint, FLO, EV Connect, and Electric Circuit.
Ford also plans to add more DC fast chargers starting in early 2024, including at dealerships. The BlueOval Charge Network, touted as North America’s largest public charging network by an automaker, aims to offer Ford EV drivers a seamless charging experience. Users can manage their charging through the FordPass App, which provides trip planning, routing, and simple payment options.
The Tesla Superchargers will be accessible to Ford EV customers via an adapter, set to become available on accessories.ford.com early next year (spring 2024). Pricing details for the adapter have not yet been announced.
The BlueOval Charge Network allows for easy access to multiple charging providers without requiring multiple apps and memberships. It offers one stored payment account through the FordPass App or the vehicle’s touchscreen, eliminating the need for on-site credit card use.
“Ford customers can enjoy trip planning, routing, and charging payment through FordPass Power My Trip on both the FordPass App and via Charge Assist in the vehicle’s infotainment screen,” according to the company.