The White House signed legislation on the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In fact, Tesla was also on the list of private companies that had to act accordingly.
All drivers, regardless of where they live, have one concern when it comes to switching to an electric vehicle – the variety of vehicles and charging networks. There is no difference in the USA. Therefore, the White House decided to launch an assistance program for private companies, which will use a total of 700 million dollars in infrastructure development. As a result, 250,000 jobs will be created in the United States. new charger for a year.
Later this year, Tesla should prepare its chargers and CCS connectors with the appropriate software, so that they can also be used by owners of cars of other brands. Siemens has also committed to investing in chargers, which it intends to build more than one million chargers in the United States within four years, of which 10,000. Superchargers are located in 1,800 locations.
Since the beginning of the year, Tesla began the process of making its European network of fast chargers available to owners of other brands of cars. Initially, it was a few stations in the Netherlands (last year), and later it was expanded to all stations in the Netherlands and selected locations in Norway and France. In May, it was announced that Tesla will make some of its chargers available to other electric car users also in Austria, Belgium, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Thus, Tesla has become the largest operator of charging stations in Europe with a capacity of more than 150 kW. Tesla authorities will gradually make more charging stations available and monitor the impact of the move on the availability of charging stations. In Europe, Tesla chargers already have a CCS connector that American stations have not had until now. Everything indicates that in the future, Tesla chargers will also be available to the public.
Charging a non-Tesla vehicle at a fast charger incurs additional operating costs. Therefore, the rate of kWh varies according to the location of the station. For example, in France, we will pay 0.57 euros per kWh at one of the stations. We can also buy a monthly subscription, which in France costs 13 euros and reduces the cost of payment to 0.40 euros per kWh.