Ford electric vehicles will gain access to Tesla Superchargers in the US and Canada starting today, becoming the first non-Tesla vehicles to do so, Ford has announced. The companies cemented the fast-charging pact last year, and many other automakers followed suit later. The expanded network will be a big boon for Ford and its customers amid news that sales of its electric vehicles have increased very droopy.

Current Ford EVs use CCS type chargers, so current customers should order the Fast Charging Adapter (NACS) compatible with Tesla Superchargers (below). This will be available for free to new and existing customers on the BlueOval billing network until June 30, 2024. After that, it will cost $230, including estimated taxes and shipping. From 2025, Ford electric cars will come standard with the NACS charging system.

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Customers can use the FordPass app to find Tesla’s new Superchargers, just as they would when searching for BlueOval chargers. Tesla Superchargers will also appear on Apple Maps EV routing, Google Maps EV routing and Ford Connected’s built-in BlueOval charging navigation network.

As for payment, you’ll be able to handle that via the FordPass app and the Charge Assist app on the car’s touchscreen. “This means customers just need to plug in and charging will start automatically [costs] managed via FordPass.” BlueOval charging network membership is required, and if you’re not already registered, you’ll be prompted to do so when you order the NACS adapter (check Ford’s website for details).

Tesla’s 15,000+ strong Supercharger network will more than double Ford EV owners’ access to fast DC chargers. With this, it will have 28,000 fast chargers and a total of 126,000 chargers. The company notes that the lack of charging stations is the second biggest barrier after price for customers potentially choosing EVs over ICE or PHEVs.

The news is good for Ford and other automakers, which will get a big boost in the number of fast charging spots. However, Tesla owners will see a lot more competition with the Supercharger. Last year, the US government made available $2.5 billion in funding for public EV chargers

With declining EV sales, Ford was recently forced to drop Mach E prices by $3,100 to $8,100. said recently in a financial statement. The company too cut production of that model and the F-150 Lightning pickup due to the delay.