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It looks like it's finally happening. Tesla will be opening some of their charging network for all EVs to use. By the end of 2024 roughly 3500 new and existing 250-kW Superchargers along highway corridors, and 4000 Level 2 chargers at destinations like hotels and restaurants will be available to use.
Tesla Will Begin Opening U.S. Supercharger Network to Outside Brands
The company that makes the currently most reliable fast-chargers will make at least 7500 available for all EVs by the end of 2024, according to the White House.
- Tesla will open a portion of its U.S. charging infrastructure to outside manufacturers for the first time.
- At least 7500 Tesla chargers will become available for non-Tesla EVs by the end of 2024, with roughly 3500 new and existing 250-kW Superchargers along highway corridors, and 4000 Level 2 chargers at destinations like hotels and restaurants.
- After years of maintaining a contained system, the switch will give Tesla access to a slice of $7.5 billion being released in federal charging infrastructure investment.
Compared to the rest of the industry, Tesla's charging network is huge. According to data from the Department of Energy, Tesla Supercharger sites make up roughly 24 percent of all DC fast-charging sites in the U.S. Adittionally, with more than 17,000 fast-charge cables, Tesla has more than 61 percent of all available fast-chargers in the U.S.
The company will now make at least 7500 chargers available for EVs outside of its native ecosystem. By the end of 2024 roughly 3500 new and existing 250 kW Superchargers along public highway corridors will be opened to non-Tesla EVs. On top of that, roughly 4000 public facing Level 2 chargers from Tesla will be placed at what the White House is naming "Destination Charging" locations at places like hotels and restaurants.
Uncle Sam Steps In
The move to allow out-of-network vehicles to utilize its network doesn't come from a miraculous change of Elon Musk's heart. The company needs to adopt CCS availability to earn a slice of $7.5 billion in federal charging infrastructure spending, which it would otherwise see none of.