Sandy Munro Asks Ford Execs: Have You Considered Tesla’s Charging Port? [VIDEO]
It’s no surprise that Tesla’s Supercharger network is the most robust and efficient electric vehicle (EV) charging network available today, and one automotive manufacturing engineer has noted the same thing in an interview with Ford officials.
Sandy Munro spoke to Ford executives including Ford CEO Jim Farley, Chief EV Officer Doug Field and Chief Engineer Linda Zhang in a video shared on Monday.
In the video, Munro details the ease of use in charging at Tesla’s Supercharger stations, explaining that the charger itself is affordable and charges more effectively than other charging hardware — which will often slow down your charging process if others are also present.
After Munro asks if the Ford team has ever considered Tesla’s proprietary charging port that’s smaller.
In response, Field, formerly from Apple, responds with an answer that still sounds like an executive would make from the iPhone maker. Field says Ford “thinks about everything” and one of their biggest priorities now is charging. “We will consider everything,” says Field.
Field and Farley talk about the ratio of commercial to individual sales it does with its EVs currently, and how many of these buyers purchase residential charging equipment.
Munro notes that he had issues using Volkswagen’s Electrify America charging station to charge an ID.4, which he says was frustrating since the automaker is partnered directly with the charging network.
While the automaker’s flagship Ford Mustang Mach-E saw profits cut significantly by inflation, the automaker said demand was not affected.