Tesla plans to open up its charging network to other EVs later this year

Tesla plans to open up its charging network to other EVs later this year

FILE PHOTO: A Tesla logo on a Model S is photographed inside of a Tesla dealership in New York
FILE PHOTO: A Tesla logo on a Model S is photographed inside of a Tesla dealership in New York, U.S., April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Tesla plans to open up its network of superchargers to other electric vehicles later this year, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Twitter.

"We're making our Supercharger network open to other EVs later this year," Musk said on Tuesday (Jul 20), adding that over time Tesla's charging network will be opened up to other electric vehicles in all countries. 

Germany's transport minister said last month he was trying to convince Tesla to open its charging network to other carmakers to make it easier for drivers of electric vehicles to charge. 

In the United States, President Joe Biden's administration late last month embraced a bipartisan Senate deal to spend US$1.2 trillion on infrastructure projects, including US$7.5 billion on electric vehicle infrastructure, including charging stations. 

Tesla's fast charging network, with more than 25,000 superchargers globally, has given it a competitive edge. Meanwhile, other carmakers have formed alliances or invested in startups for networks as they rush new electric vehicle entrants to market.

Source: Reuters

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