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Ford to give complimentary NACS charging adapters to existing Mach-E and Lightning owners

Last May, the proverbial dam broke. Ford announced its future electric vehicles would feature the Tesla connector, the so-called North American Charging Standard, or NACS for short. After the blue oval made this news, practically every other automaker followed suit. But what about Ford’s existing EVs, cars and trucks that are already in service? Will they be able to take advantage of Tesla’s industry-leading Supercharger network? Yes, and the company is making this easy.

On Wednesday via the X social media network (née Twitter), Ford CEO Jim Farley confirmed that they’d be sending adapters to eligible Mustang Mach-E SUV and F-150 Lightning pickup customers. This piece of hardware will be provided free of charge to customers in the U.S. and Canada; owners just have to reserve one.

Designed to work with Tesla’s V3 and above Superchargers, the adapter in question is basically a small box that attaches to the end of the cable, allowing it to plug in to a vehicle fitted with a CCS socket. This should not be complicated or expensive, but it’s still nice of Ford to make good on Farley’s promise that existing customers would receive an NACS adapter.

“This is our way of saying thank you!” the executive wrote on Twitter X. “We want to make charging more convenient for our Ford EV owners, so we’re excited to add Tesla chargers and will continue growing our BlueOval Charge Network. More details soon,” he added.

Moving forward, Ford will start installing NACS ports on its EV from 2025 forward. This, naturally, eliminates the need for a separate adapter.

The automaker has not shared how owners can reserve this hardware or whether they’ll be mailed out or available from dealerships, but Farley said additional information will be shared shortly, so stay tuned for updates as they become available.

Written by Craig Cole

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