It’s a well-known fact that the current EV charging infrastructure in the U.S. isn’t adequate, and will require a major expansion if the country hopes to keep pace with growing all-electric vehicle sales. But while Tesla owns and operates its own proprietary and rather expansive Supercharger network, owners of Ford EVs and those from other brands are left to rely on third-party units from companies like Electrify America. However, that’s slowly changing, and according to the Biden Administration, Ford EVs will be able to utilize the Tesla Supercharger network by 2025.
Tesla launched a pilot program allowing other branded EVs to use its network at select locations in the Netherlands back in November 2021, and that expanded to the UK last May. As Ford Authority reported in July, North American Ford EV owners were expected to join that group at some point in the future, though an exact date was unknown at the time. Now, the White House has revealed that this process will begin over the next couple of years.
According to the White House, Tesla will open up its Supercharger network to other brands in the U.S. by the end of 2024. By then, that network is expected to consist of 7,500 chargers across the U.S., with at least 3,500 new and existing 250 kW Superchargers placed strategically along highway corridors, as well as Level 2 Destination Charging at locations like hotels and restaurants in urban and rural locations. Owners will be able to access the chargers via the Tesla app or website, too.
Meanwhile, Ford’s cross-town rival General Motors is also working on its own public charging network, via its newly launched Dealer Community Charging Program. This program is similar to the one coming from Ford’s Model e EV division, which will see Blue Oval dealers install their own public fast chargers as part of the new Certified program, giving EV owners many more options when it comes time to stop and charge somewhere.
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Story fails to say that the taxpayers on the hook for the 7.5 billion dollars that the Federal Government is paying Tesla to do this.
Oh my sweet summer K-street FUDster child, you are adorable.
Good Public investment.
Simplifies and commonizes connector standard, dramatically expands network by eliminating duplicative overlap of proprietary designs or standards.
Requires majority of iron and steel to come from USA and final assembly to be in USA.
Given charging has been an inhibitor, it’s not only a good investment, it’s a relatively cheap investment to supercharge network build out in a sensible and efficient way.
Too bad you can’t see further than the tip of your vested interest complaints.
I guess you don’t know what you are talking about since I have no idea what K-street means, but once again the man with the most words and name callings knows the least. You have been listening to way to much rap music and are off your meds again.
LoL. I’m blowing up the professional trolling operation, how can you not comprehend that?
Highly implausible that you don’t know what K-street is given you could have just googled it and read the Wikipedia entry.
Also, quite amazing how to not understand “bad-faith K-street pro sockpuppet tag team” or the like, or how I am describing the methods and goals of the folks writing comments from prepared scripts.
But you’re not a blockhead, and I think you know I know what I’m talking about, that I know what these bad faith commenters are doing, and that my calling out the serial misrepresentations and lies of this team is making it hard for them to plant their seeds of disinfo and suggestion to the detriment of any casual reader.
I also find it telling, how only take issue with my style, and you don’t advance any counter arguments to the meat of my reply.
It makes sense and cents from an investment stand point. Since it appears that Tesla has a head start on this aspect of the EV market, why waste time and money trying to reinvent the wheel here? I realize that a monopoly is not a great idea, but have other manufacturers contribute as well. From the story, it seems that GM may be the only large concern willing to go it alone. Hey, more power to them if they think it makes sense to shoulder all the costs associated with the network, just to be able to have a proprietary network.
Daimler is going to do some limited own charging plazas but like they usually do they’ll probably eventually give up.
Once developers pick up the idea…there will be more opportunities to charge in many locations….
Agreed. In my previous comments I’ve indicated how both Costco and Kroger have a near loss lead gasoline sales model that can be extended to EV’s.
We will see chargers at shopping centers, restaurants, cinemas, libraries, etc. in order to draw traffic. (We will see the closure of filling stations really ramp up over the next decade.)
Amen to Joe. Just don’t read that fool anymore; it’s uplifting passing over anything he’s written.
Imagine yourself a Tesla owner with this news. Like flying first class, in the realm of what, if you want to go EV, this is what charging should look like.
Now their charging facilities are going to look like the Caddyshack country club pool on caddy day.
LoL. And K-street BoBS is here to amplify his buddy Joe. Best part? They are so busy trying to plant suggestions to ignore me, they are failing to drop FUD.
BSob also doesn’t even realize how opening up Tesla Superchargers will open them up to price competition which should reduce charging rates.
Caddy shack? I think this may be what it is like inside our fav K-street troll farm, where everybody is a constipated Carl Spackler. But at least they got that going for them.
Coda: If BSob is Carl, then I must be the gopher. Apropos, I always admired how he frustrated Carl and made him look like the nitwit he was.