By adding an additional 3,000 Tesla chargers to its network, Ford EV owners will have access to a network exceeding 106,000 charging stations in North America. Hence, Ford’s BlueOval Charge Network will be increased by 25%, including over 11,800 fast chargers. The initial plan in May 2023 was to enable access to over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in North America. However, the company announced that the BlueOval Charge Network will include over 15,000 Tesla charging stations, beginning in spring 2024. Ford EV owners will have access using an adapter, which will be available next year as an accessory, with a price still not announced.
The company also made new partnerships to extend the charging network, which also includes DC fast chargers. Therefore, Ford EV owners can also access the charging providers Francis Energy, Blink, and Red E in the US and Canada, which include 10,000 chargers as well as over 550 DC fast chargers. In addition, the network also includes Shell Recharge Solutions, Electrify America, EVgo, ChargePoint, FLO, EV Connect, and Electric Circuit.
As said by Bill Crider, Ford’s senior director of global charging and energy services, “Continuous growth of the BlueOval Charge Network, including a critical focus on reliable fast charging, remains a top priority to provide the best possible electric driving experience for our customers. With the addition of the Tesla Supercharger Network along with new fast chargers coming to Ford Model e dealerships in 2024, we are working hard to make range anxiety a thing of the past for Ford all-electric drivers.”
Furthermore, Ford also plans a significant expansion of the DC fast charger network beginning in 2024, which will also include stations at Ford dealerships. It is also estimated that over 80% of Ford EV owners charge their vehicles at home.