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Join us on this journey. Let’s explore the future of sustainable transportation and its electrifying impact on our world. In this edition, we are covering non-Tesla owners can charge at Tesla Supercharger stations, USPS purchasing Ford E-Transit Delivery Vans, and Ford surpassed by Tesla for overall loyalty.
“Tesla opens Supercharger stations to non-Tesla EV owners in the US”
- Tesla has opened up some Supercharger stations in the US to non-Tesla EV owners.
- The supercharger station is equipped with an integrated CCS adapter that works with non-Tesla EVs.
- Non-Tesla EV owners must download the Tesla app, create an account, and add a credit card for payment using the charging network.
- Currently, there are only a handful of New York Supercharger stations available to non-Tesla EV owners, but that number is expected to grow rapidly.
- Tesla warns that it can take up to two minutes to start charging. This is longer than Tesla cars because the station has to communicate with the car via an app instead of directly.
“USPS to Purchase 9,250 Ford E-Transit Electric Delivery Vans as Part of Plan to Electrify Fleet”
- The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced the purchase of 9,250 Ford E-Transit electric delivery vans as part of a larger program to electrify its fleet of vans.
- The order for the electric van is the result of a competitive survey, with deliveries scheduled to begin in December 2023.
- Because the Ford E-Transit is domestically sourced and manufactured in Kansas City, Missouri, it qualifies for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500.
- USPS plans to purchase at least 66,000 electric vehicles by 2028 and in next five years, 75% will be Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV). NGDVs will increase to 100% being acquired after 2026.
- The USPS also purchased more than 14,000 charging stations for use at postal service facilities and plans to expand its charging infrastructure to at least 75 locations over the next 12 months as part of its delivery vehicle electrification strategy.
“Tesla Dethrones Ford for “Overall Loyalty to Make” at Annual Automotive Loyalty Awards”
- Tesla has taken the crown from Ford for “Overall Loyalty to Make” at S&P Global Mobility’s annual Automotive Loyalty Awards, ending Ford’s 12-year dominance.
- General Motors retained the “Overall Loyalty to Manufacturer” title for the eighth straight year and 19th time in the past 27 years, thanks to increased inventory of sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
- In 2022, GM’s manufacturer loyalty rate was 65.4% and Tesla’s brand loyalty rate was 67.2%.
- The automotive industry has seen his customer loyalty decline for the third year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other global issues causing disruptions to his supply chain, manufacturing, and supply.
- Automakers consider customer retention essential as it is more cost-effective to retain existing customers than to acquire new ones. It is considered a major victory when an automaker can steal customers from a rival.