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Tesla may have already won the charging wars

By Jack Ewing

27 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. General Motors and Ford have agreed to adopt Tesla's charging technology, allowing their customers to use some of Tesla's fast chargers. This move is seen as a significant step towards removing one of the main barriers to electric vehicle ownership: the lack of charging stations.

Mary Barra and Elon Musk may be intense business rivals, but they sounded like old pals as they chatted on Twitter this month about a deal that could help remove one of the biggest barriers to electric vehicle ownership: not enough chargers.

Barra, CEO of General Motors, had just agreed to follow Ford Motor in adopting the charging technology developed by Tesla, the carmaker led by Musk. The deals will allow GM and Ford customers to use some of Tesla’s fast chargers. Fear of not finding a charger is a main reason some people hesitate to buy electric cars, surveys show.

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