Ford expanding Tesla EV charger network for enhanced electric vehicle access
This expansion encompasses 10,000 chargers from three new providers and a total of over 15,000 Tesla Superchargers, a significant increase from May 2023.
Ford is ramping up its commitment to electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure by increasing the number of Tesla Superchargers it plans to add to its network in the coming year. The company has raised its target from 12,000 to an impressive 15,000 Superchargers.
North America's Largest EV Charging Network
Ford's BlueOval Charge Network already stands as North America's largest public charging network established by an automaker. This expansive network offers EV drivers access to multiple charging providers, eliminating the need for cumbersome apps and memberships.
Further Network Growth
In addition to the boost in Superchargers, Ford intends to grow its overall BlueOval network by 25%, resulting in a total of over 106,000 chargers. This expansion aims to cater to the increasing number of EVs on the road and the surging demand for reliable charging infrastructure.
New Charging Providers
As part of this expansion, Ford will integrate three new charging providers into its network: Francis Energy, Blink, and Red E. This strategic addition covers both the U.S. and Canada and brings over 10,000 new chargers into the network. Furthermore, it includes more than 550 new DC fast chargers to expedite the charging process for EV drivers.
Collaboration with Tesla
Ford's decision to incorporate more Tesla Superchargers into its network exemplifies a broader trend among automakers seeking to leverage Tesla's extensive charging infrastructure. Ford's forward-thinking approach led to an earlier partnership with Tesla, becoming the first major automaker to collaborate with Tesla to use the Supercharger network.
Ford's commitment to expanding its EV charging network, especially by increasing the number of Tesla Superchargers, underscores the industry's recognition of the value of a reliable and extensive charging infrastructure. This proactive step is aimed at enhancing the convenience and accessibility of EVs, further accelerating their adoption in North America.