Elon Musk Just FIRED Tesla’s Charging Team. What NOW?

From Transport Evolved.

Tesla’s Supercharger Network has long been viewed as a pinnacle of EV fast charging by many in the automotive industry. In Europe, Superchargers are an important part of the wider EV charging landscape (thanks to the fact that all EVs in Europe use CCS Type 2 charging connectors).

In the U.S. and Canada, Tesla’s Supercharger network has outperformed CCS Type 1 in terms of reliability that most automakers are now planning on moving away from CCS toward NACS (SAE J3400).

But exactly as that transition has begun, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has just fired the entirety of Tesla’s Charging team, leaving rival automakers in the dark, customers questioning what’s happening, and significant uncertainty over the future of Tesla’s cooperation.

So what’s going on? What do we know? And what’s still up in the air?

00:00 – Introduction
01:53 – A quick backgrounder
04:00 – Europe Vs North America and Charging Standards
06:50 – Elon Fires the Charging team
07:21 – What we know…
09:51 – Why this is such devastating news
11:51 – Everyone in the dark
12:30 – EVs are already being attacked..
14:00 – Maybes (we don’t know)
15:31 – What appears to be true
16:41 – What can we do NOW?
21:04 – Closing Thoughts
21:54 – Thanks, and Goodbye!


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Presenter, Script, Audio, Editor: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield.
Camera, Colorist: M. Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
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