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Tesla Will Begin Opening U.S. Supercharger Network to Outside EVs

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As part of a program with the federal government, Tesla will be opening up a piece of their charging network to non-Teslas. By the end of 2024 3500 superchargers and 4,000 slower chargers should be available to use.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Tesla (TSLA.O) will open part of its U.S. charging network to electric vehicles (EVs) made by rivals as part of a $7.5 billion federal program to electrify the nation's highways to cut carbon emissions, the Biden administration said on Wednesday.

Such a move could help turn Tesla into the universal filling station of the EV era - and risk eroding a competitive edge for vehicles made by the company, which has exclusive access to the biggest network of high-speed 'superchargers' in the United States.

By the end of next year, Tesla will open 3,500 new and existing superchargers along highway corridors, as well as 4,000 slower chargers at locations like hotels and restaurants, to non-Tesla customers, the administration said.

A White House official said at a briefing that Tesla would be eligible for a subsidy - including retrofitting its existing fleet - as long as its chargers would allow other vehicles with a federally backed charging standard called CCS to charge.

Tesla and Chief Executive Elon Musk did not respond to requests for confirmation and comment.
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Elon won't do it with a Democrat in the White House UNLESS he's facing a shareholder revolt - and that IS possible.

As a current 2012 Tesla Model S P85 owner in Illinois, this would be OK...but on the coasts where it's most needed it would be a disaster for Tesla. Those stations are overloaded already.
There's not that many different plugs in the US. By far the CCS connector is the most common after the Tesla plug. I'm sure someone will make an adapter...maybe even Tesla!
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