Reviews Ford dealers will soon need permission from the group to sell electric vehicles
Panasonic will create a second electric battery factory in the United States
© Pxhere Panasonic will create a second electric battery factory in the United States Panasonic wants to invest $ 4 billion for a second lithium-ion battery factory in the USA. Japanese Panasonic , important partner and Battery Supplier of the manufacturer Tesla in particular, announced this Thursday, July 14, plan to invest about $ 4 billion to build in the Kansas its second Lithium-ion battery factory For electric vehicles in the United States .
The certification requires larger investments on the part of the dealers.At a conference with the Ford dealership network in the USA, the company has announced how it wants to proceed with the sales of its electric vehicles in the future. Ford dealers who want to offer the brand's electric cars must invest up to $ 1 million. This is reported by , which was present at the event. In order to continue selling electric cars such as the Mustang Mach-E and the Ford F150 lightning, the retailers will soon have to meet some conditions. Only if these are fulfilled will you be officially "Model E certified" or "Model E certified elite." From January 1, 2024, dealers may only sell petrol engines and diesel vehicles without certification. This prerequisite must be met so that the retailers can continue to sell EVs, you have to complete a training session where you learn everything about the Stromer so that you can pass on this knowledge to customers. To do this, you must also deliver the vehicles to your customers to your front door and offer customers an electric rental car. The most important thing for Ford is the charging infrastructure. Every dealer who offers electric cars must have their own fast loaders. According to Ford, 96 percent of the US population lives less than 32 kilometers from a Ford dealer. 85 percent are only around 15 kilometers from the nearest dealer. Ford wants to ensure that buyers of the electric cars have charging infrastructure nearby, even if they cannot load the car at home. Investments are due for Ford that the dealers have to invest around $ 500,000 in a publicly available quick loader with at least 120 kilowatts. You also need a charging station for the workshop to be certified. With these two charges, the dealer would have fulfilled the infrastructure goals in order to be certified. If dealers want to reach elite status, at least three charging stations are necessary. For this, Ford estimates the investment amount at at least $ 900,000. Elite retailers are not limited to retail. By January 1, 2024, the dealers can decide whether they want to receive a certificate or not. If you do not want to invest in the first round, you have another chance in 2027. A few months ago, Ford CEO Jim Farley announced the vision that .
loading of e-cars at Lidl soon no longer free of charge .
as e-cars on German roads still rarity © Patrick Pleul/dpa central picture/dpa customers will soon also have to pay at Lidl for loading e-cars. had, the retailer often attracted free charging options in parking spaces. However, with the growing number of electric cars, the shop in stores is increasingly subject to a fee. This trend is now also followed by Lidl and Kaufland, as the black group announced as parent company.