Tesla will build a network of at least 7,500 chargers in the US by the end of 2024, which will be open for use by all EVs. Elon Musk has been open to this move and has been in talks with the government since April 2022.
On Wednesday, the Biden administration unveiled a new set of measures to increase the adoption of electric vehicles. The announcement included commitments from companies such as Tesla, General Motors, Hertz, and others to build their own interoperable charging stations to complement the government grid.
“These new standards will make it so that you can charge your EV along major highways as easy as you can fill up for gas — no matter what kind of car you drive or what state you're in,” said White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu.
While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Landrieu said the deal with Tesla and others was initiated during a virtual meeting in April 2022 that was attended by CEOs of electric vehicle companies including Elon Musk.
“Elon Musk was on that call,” Landrieu said. “He was very open, he was very constructive, and, at that time, he said his intent was to work with us to make his network interoperable.”
Tesla is reportedly committed to building a network of at least 7,500 chargers by the end of 2024, which will be open for use by all electric vehicles. In addition to Tesla, a host of other companies are announcing plans this week. Tesla is the only manufacturer to have such a wide charging network that is unrivaled worldwide. Clearly, the company has become the White House's only hope for quickly achieving its goals.
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