Musk Says Tesla (TSLA) Will Open Supercharger Network to Other EVs 'Later This Year'

July 21, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

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Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter Tuesday, that the company plans on opening its Supercharger network to other electric vehicles later this year. The electric-car maker's fast-charging network, with over 25,000 superchargers globally, has given it a competitive edge.

“We created our own connector, as there was no standard back then & Tesla was only maker of long range electric cars. It’s one fairly slim connector for both low & high power charging. That said, we’re making our Supercharger network open to other EVs later this year.” - Elon Musk

President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday embraced a bipartisan Senate deal to spend $1.2 trillion on infrastructure projects, including $7.5 billion on EV infrastructure, including charging stations. In a 2018 report, consultancy firm McKinsey estimated that the United States will need about $11 billion of capital investment by 2030 to deploy the 13 million chargers needed for the country's EVs.

"Effective legislation should include investments in charging infrastructure, particularly in urban areas and along highway corridors, that will help give consumers even more confidence to buy electric," GM said in a statement.

Ford said in a statement it was "encouraging" to see bipartisan progress on overdue investments in infrastructure.

"We hope the final product will enable and accelerate that shift" to zero-emission vehicles, the company said.

By Michael Elkins |

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