Most of the auto industry was taken aback when Ford unexpectedly announced

late Thursday that it will let current and prospective owners of its electric vehicles

access to more than 12,000 stations in the Tesla Supercharger network.

Tesla is known for following its own path, and its CEO's erratic and more political actions have undoubtedly.

Leaving all of that aside, the CEOs of the two companies said that future Ford EVs

would use the Tesla connector starting in 2025 and that current Ford EV customers

The taillights, which include a C-shaped part under a vertical element, also resemble the larger electric SUV.