Non-Tesla EVs Will Get Access to U.S. Superchargers in 2022: White House
President Joe Biden and Tesla have had a rocky relationship, but a new page from the White House shows that Tesla’s plan to open Superchargers to non-Tesla vehicles could be making its way toward the U.S. auto market.
A June 28 fact sheet from the Biden Administration states the pilot program for Tesla’s Superchargers to open up to non-Tesla EVs will be coming in late 2022, as spotted by Teslarati on Wednesday.
The page notes Tesla’s plans to produce equipment to “enable non-Tesla EV drivers” to use the company’s Superchargers — currently unavailable to Tesla owners in the U.S., despite pilot programs existing in much of Europe.
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The page includes information about various companies being supported by the administration’s over $700 million in private sector subsidies for clean energy and electric vehicle (EV) companies.
In a statement on the fact sheet page, the Biden-Harris Administration wrote, “Tesla is making investments at its Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York to support the deployment of new fast charging stations to add to its fast-charging network.”
The sheet goes on to note, “More than 1,600 employees work at Giga New York producing the Tesla Solar Roof and Supercharger stations, which are capable of charging vehicles up to 250 kW. Tesla is expanding production capacity of power electronics components that convert alternating current to direct current, charging cabinets, posts and cables.”
And finally, “Later this year, Tesla will begin production of new Supercharger equipment that will enable non-Tesla EV drivers in North America to use Tesla Superchargers.”