The move comes as the White House releases new standards for its nationwide EV charging initiative.

February 15, 2023

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Tesla has agreed to allow other electric vehicles to use its proprietary Supercharger network for the first time, reports the Wall Street Journal and CNBC.

The White House said it received a commitment from Tesla to open at least 7,500 new and existing chargers, including 3,500 250-kilowatt chargers, to non-Tesla vehicles by the end of 2024. Tesla also plans to triple its Supercharger network, with the chargers made in Buffalo, New York. Tesla already has a U.S. network of more than 17,700 fast chargers at over 1,650 locations.

The White House acknowledged Tesla’s commitment during an announcement of new EV charging standards for the Biden Administration’s initiative to install a national EV charging network of 500,000 chargers in the United States.

“Further accelerating the buildout of a convenient, reliable charging network is critically important to make electric vehicle charging a seamless experience,” wrote the White House in a statement.

Tesla has signaled its intentions to allow non-Tesla vehicles to use its Superchargers for years. The company’s most recent financial filings showed said that the company “began to offer Supercharger access to non-Tesla vehicles in certain locations in support of our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” The Journal reports that Tesla is testing a program in Europe that allows other EVs to use its chargers. READ MORE

Source: www.convenience.org