Ford EV Customers To Gain Access to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers; Company to Add North American Charging Standard Port in Future EVs
It looks like Ford is the first traditional car manufacturer to adopt the NACS. I see this as a big win for both Ford and Tesla. Tesla can now get some of the government money for building out a charging network. And Ford gets access to the most reliable charging network on the planet. Plus, I now have a much better reason to purchase a Ford Lightning in the future.
I've always thought that the first car maker to make the switch would start an avalanche. EVs are the future, no doubt, but I think the general public still view charging the car as the biggest obstacle to owning one. I'm betting that other car manufacturers will join the NACS movement within the next couple of years when they see how seamless the experience is for the customer.
Of course, this all falls apart if Ford screws up the software. It's not hard to imagine Ford adding some steps to the process, either through ignorance or greed. Please, oh please, don't let them screw this up!