On Friday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Ford Motor Company President and CEO Jim Farley argued that building up the electric vehicle charging infrastructure so people can go wherever they can with a gas-powered car will require retailers to put fast chargers in front of stores, which will require a change in building standards.
Co-host Becky Quick asked, “[J]ust the idea of building up the infrastructure and making sure that you can go anywhere that you would with a gasoline-powered vehicle, how long do you think it takes before those problems are really resolved and you don’t run into snags along the way, especially as there is more EV adoption and you’re going to need more charging stations to handle more people who are doing this, more customers?”
Farley responded, “I think until retailers start to put fast chargers in front of their stores, so as people do grocery shopping, they can fast charge, we’re now making our fast charge that can get 150 miles in like ten minutes with our second gen products [that] come out in another couple of years. So, I think that it’s going to take a number of years. What we see on the commercial side is that most people do depot charging. They have a route every day, plumbers, electricians, ambulance[s]. And that’s kind of pretty easy to solve actually, but on the retail side, it’s going to take building standards, a lot of the other things that happened in Norway. That can take five to ten years.”
Early next year, @Ford owners will be granted access to thousands of $TSLA superchargers across the U.S. and Canada. $F CEO @jimfarley98 discusses his new partnership with @elonmusk: pic.twitter.com/7HWlAEAP1m
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) May 26, 2023
Farley also announced an agreement between Ford and Tesla, to allow Ford electric vehicle owners to charge their vehicles at the Tesla charging stations.
To accelerate EV adoption and make the transition successful for our customers, we must improve the charging infrastructure. Excited to work with @ElonMusk & @Tesla to give our @Ford EV owners access to the Tesla charging network.
Details here: https://t.co/Oo61BEVGhc https://t.co/WZhdDFqyjX
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) May 25, 2023
Or, just… stop forcing them on us. https://t.co/vsBdg3r5Z3
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 27, 2023
To get more information about this article, please visit Breitbart. To weigh in, leave a comment below.
The post VIDEO: Major automaker CEO: We’ll have to change building standards to solve EV charging issue appeared first on Dennis Michael Lynch.
Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Anneta Griffee
This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://dennismichaellynch.com and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact USSANews.com using the email address in the Contact page found in the website menu.