Following a loss in Illinois, Ford is easing some aspects of its EV dealer program. The changes involve reducing the number of required chargers and cutting training costs.
Ford alters EV dealer program following IL loss
Illinois’ state motor vehicle board handed Ford dealers in the state a victory after claiming Ford broke the law with its program’s requirements.
About 26 dealers in the state argued Ford’s EV program violated state franchise laws. In particular, the charging requirements.
After giving dealers the option to join them “on an epic journey of sustainable expansion” or wait until 2027, Ford is walking back some of the restrictions.
Ford said it was tweaking its EV dealer program “as we continue to adapt our overall EV strategy to the market and listen to dealer feedback.” It’s making several big changes.