Ford to add more Tesla EV chargers to its network

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Monday it would add over 15,000 of Tesla’s Superchargers to its electric vehicle charging network, up from its earlier estimate of 12,000 chargers.

The U.S. automaker said it would expand its BlueOval Charge Network in North America by 25% to over 106,000 chargers totally.

Customers can access three new charging providers: Francis Energy, Blink and Red E across the U.S. and Canada, with embedded charger routing and simple payment options via FordPass, the statement said.

These three providers would bring more than 10,000 new chargers to the network, including more than 550 new DC fast chargers.

BlueOval combines multiple charging networks to provide access to the largest North American public charging network offered by automotive manufacturers. It includes providers such as Shell Recharge Solutions, Electrify America, EVgo and ChargePoint.

(Reporting by Abhijith Ganapavaram in Bengaluru; Editing by Shilpi Majumdar)