Musk: Tesla Supercharger network will be “open to other EVs” in 2021

Tesla SuperchargerTesla CEO Elon Musk has at various points in the company’s history suggested that its Supercharger network might be opened up either to other automakers on a brand basis, or to other EVs in general. On Tuesday Musk appeared to take that step, indicating via Twitter that the company will be “making our Supercharger network open to other...

EVs could be charged when towed: Ford patent suggests some creative uses

2021 Ford F-150 HybridFord has patented a way to charge electric vehicles by flat-towing them, which opens up some interesting possibilities. First spotted by The Drive, the patent describes how an EV can be charged while being towed behind another vehicle. That could be a commercial truck, or even another passenger car, Ford's patent application, filed in December...

As EV charging networks grow, Nio plans to keep boosting battery swapping

Nio battery stationChinese automaker Nio is the only company to achieve any real success with battery swapping, and it has no plans to stop anytime soon, according to a recent Reuters report. Nio plans to have 4,000 battery-swapping stations globally by 2025, according to the brief report, which quoted Nio president Qin Lihong. The company also plans to have 700...