Tesla will open a portion of its network of charging stations to all electric vehicles, the White House said Wednesday. This is a first for the company in the US and is part of the Biden administration's effort to create a national network of EV chargers.
The US government seeks to build infrastructure for electric vehicles with more than 100,000 chargers for public use.
Tesla, General Motors and Pilot are among the companies that will finance the project with private money, alongside federal subsidies. The federal program allots $7.5 billion for EV charging, and the government will partner with states to disburse the funds.
Tesla has agreed to open up for public use 3,500 new and existing superchargers across the US by the end of 2024, in addition to 4,000 Level 2 charging docks. EV owners will be able use the Tesla app or website to access the chargers.
Tesla has more than 40,000 superchargers around the globe. The company began opening up its charging network to non-Tesla drivers in 2021 in Europe.