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A Tesla Supercharger is a charging station that provides fast, reliable electricity to electric cars. Currently, Tesla uses its own proprietary connector on its Supercharger network in North America which exclusively supports Tesla EVs, but Elon Musk has talked about opening the Superchargers up to other non-Tesla EVs. Tesla began testing the concept with the European CCS connector standard in Norway last year, and has since expanded it to Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Austria.

Recently, in a While House memo, it was mentioned, “Later this year, Tesla will begin production of new Supercharger equipment that will enable non-Tesla EV drivers in North America to use Tesla Superchargers.” This will make Tesla eligible for federal funds if it builds out its Supercharger network for non-Tesla EVs.

The 2022 Lightning frunk was developed with current customers to provide feedback on its design. The concept features multiple power sources, ample space for two golf bags, and an electric outlet. Ford’s design team dubbed the feature the Mega Power Frunk, and it looks absolutely stunning.

The Ford Lightning comes equipped with a Mega Power Frunk that houses multiple USB-A and USB-C ports and lights in the ceiling. It can be opened with a touchscreen or via an exterior button. An app on a smartphone can also be used to open the frunk. The demand for the Ford Lightning has driven the automaker to increase production of the car.

The Ford F-150 Lightning frunk offers 14.1 cubic feet of cargo volume, which is comparable to the trunk of a midsize sedan. It has a maximum payload capacity of 400 pounds. While this is still a small gene pool, the frunk is gaining popularity in a large number of vehicles. Ford’s competition, the Rivian R1T, Chevrolet Silverado RST and GMC Hummer EV are also coming on the market with smaller frunk compartments.

Tesla’s is keeping it’s Cybertruck frunk a guarded secret, when will they give us a peek?

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