Ford CEO Jim Farley thanks Tesla, Elon Musk for NACS milestone


Ford CEO Jim Farley has posted his thanks to Tesla and CEO Elon Musk for opening the Supercharger Network to non-Tesla electric vehicles through the North American Charging Standard (NACS). With Ford EVs now gaining access to Tesla Superchargers, a new chapter has started in North America’s shift to sustainable transportation. 

In a post on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, Farley noted that he has personally tested Tesla’s Supercharger Network and how it works with Ford’s electric vehicles. As per the CEO, the fact that the integration of NACS to Ford’s EVs is so easy highlights the hard work that went behind the scenes. Farley also personally thanked Elon Musk and Tesla for leading the way in providing customers with improved EV charging. 

“I’ve tested it myself and it works great. Making something this easy to use takes a lot of hard work behind the scenes, so congrats to the Ford and Tesla teams for making this happen. I would also like to thank Elon Musk and the Tesla team for their close collaboration and leadership to help change the lives of so many EV customers through improved access to charging,” Farley wrote. 

A number of Ford customers have noted on social media that they have already received their free NACS adapter. As per photos that have been shared by Ford EV owners, the NACS adapter came in an environmentally-friendly gift box. It also included a letter from Jim Farley thanking them for being part of the Ford family and joining the electric vehicle revolution. 

Tesla seems extremely determined to ensure that the Supercharger Network is up for the task of supporting non-Teslas like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the F-150 Lightning. As per Tesla on its official NACS page, the Supercharger Network is opening one new NACS-compatible stall every hour. This suggests that non-Tesla owners can look forward to an additional 730 NACS-compatible Supercharger stalls going live every month. At such a pace, the number of NACS-compatible Supercharger stalls could grow to over 23,000 by the end of February 2025. 

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Tesla protesters building tree houses near Giga Berlin


About 80 environmental activists are protesting against Tesla Giga Berlin’s expansion by building tree houses in the forests near the factory. 

The activists’ recent actions support the residents of Grünheide, who voted against Tesla’s expansion plans for Gigafactory Berlin. 

Tesla aims to build warehouses, a freight yard, and a kindergarten for employees in the 100 hectares near Giga Berlin. It also has plans to build a water recycling plant, a second production facility, and a battery recycling plant. The second production facility is expected to bring Giga Berlin’s annual production battery up from 500,000 to 1 million units. 

The Giga Berlin protestors are occupying trees within the area Tesla aims to expand. They raised around ten platforms between the trees and built houses on top of them. The tree houses are about five to ten meters high from the ground. 

The environmental activists have created a website explaining their reasons for protesting against Tesla

“We are standing in the way of the expansion of the Tesla car factory. Cars are to be produced in a water protection area for a capitalist “business as usual” – a highway to social climate catastrophe. Here, we see how a giga-corporation’s profits are put above people’s needs when resources such as water become scarce. For a world where everyone can live well!” the website states.

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Tesla next-gen Roadster will be a collaboration with SpaceX: Elon Musk


Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently shared a number of notable updates for the next-generation Roadster. Apart from stating that Tesla is aiming to unveil the upcoming all-electric supercar later this year, Musk also provided some interesting tidbits about the vehicle. Among these is the fact that the new Roadster would be the product of Musk’s two largest companies — Tesla and SpaceX. 

The new Roadster has been pushed far back in the company’s list of projects for years. Initially unveiled in late 2017 during the Tesla Semi’s unveiling, the Roadster was announced with a target availability date of 2020. The year came and went, of course, and the next-generation Roadster has mostly been forgotten, especially with Tesla getting busy with the Cybertruck. 

But with the Cybertruck now being produced and the company now working on its next-generation platform, it would appear that Tesla is finally ready to work on releasing the new Roadster. Over the years, Musk’s comments about the vehicle have become wilder, with the CEO noting that the supercar should be able to fly for short “hops” due to a dedicated SpaceX package that would incorporate rocket tech in the car. 

Musk’s recent tweets about the new Roadster suggest that the CEO has not abandoned his wild dreams for Tesla’s halo car. As per Musk, Tesla has radically increased the design goals for the next-generation Roadster. He also noted that there will never be another car like the new Roadster — if the vehicle could even be called a car. This was because the next-generation Roadster is the product of a Tesla-SpaceX collaboration. 

In later posts, Musk noted that the new Tesla Roadster’s planned unveiling would have a shot at “being the most mind-blowing product demo of all time.” Musk seems to be keeping the idea that the new Roadster would feature rocket technology, as hinted at by his cheeky response to a Tesla enthusiast who noted that the EV maker is actually making a rocket on wheels. Equally cheeky responses from Musk were posted on a question asking if the new Roadster would be able to fly a little. 

While it would be easy to discount Elon Musk’s recent round of updates for the new Tesla Roadster as the typical overly-optimistic musings of the CEO, it should be noted that Tesla did just bring the Cybertruck — a vehicle that critics argued would never get released — into production. The Cybertruck is as wild as they come, and Tesla is now delivering it to consumers. If Tesla could pull off the Cybertruck, then it would not be surprising if Tesla delivers on the new Roadster as well. 

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