Ford, GM, Rivian, Volvo/Polestar, and MB customers gain access to Tesla Supercharger network. Stellantis and Hyundai also in talks with Telsa

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Brovane

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So I'm hearing Fords will need to take up two spots to charge since the wires aren't long enough and Ford's port is opposite of Tesla's. Going to be some mad Tesla owners if they are blocked by Fords.

I doubt it. A lot of Superchargers are just not that busy despite all the FUD you hear. Also this is only a issue with V3 Superchargers with shorter cables. Tesla is now deploying V4 Superchargers with longer cables which will resolve that issue.

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Viper GTS

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It’s not ideal, but it should be a short term problem - Newer Supercharger cabinets will resolve this as they are rolled out.

And yes, as Brovane points out the reality is for most Supercharger locations this won’t be a problem. There are a few extremely high demand locations in major travel corridors but in going on 5 years of owning Teslas we have had to wait for a supercharger only once for just a few minutes.

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bbhaag

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So I'm hearing Fords will need to take up two spots to charge since the wires aren't long enough and Ford's port is opposite of Tesla's. Going to be some mad Tesla owners if they are blocked by Fords.
Meh I just plan on taping a Tesla symbol over my pony badge like the lady from the WSJ did. Do you guys think it will fool Tesla drivers so they won't get pissed at me?
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bbhaag

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My Mustang received the update to use the Supercharger network! YAY!! It downloaded on the drive home from work and I opted to install it when I arrived. Now all I need is the adapter from Ford which is slated to ship sometime in May. This is so exciting and will open up so many more travel opportunities!

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bbhaag

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My adaptor showed up today from Ford. I haven't had a chance to use it yet but I'm thinking Thursday I might head over to Peoria to do some shopping and maybe stop by the Tesla station to try it out.

Here are some pics of the adaptor provided free from Ford to their current EV owners.
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