White House Backs Standardization of Tesla Chargers

Jan. 2, 2024
The company already operates the largest network of fast chargers for EVs.

The Biden Administration is supporting a move to standardize the Tesla fast charger for electric vehicles nationwide.

A statement from the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation said that a move toward standardization “ensures that any vehicle or charging equipment supplier or manufacturer will be able to use, manufacture, or deploy the connector and expands charging access for current and future EV drivers across the country,” according to The Associated Press.

SAE International has already confirmed the Tesla North American Charging Standard connector, or NACS. This is a move toward using the connector style for all EVs.

Ford and General Motors have committed to providing adapters for EVs that use a different connector standard, The AP reports. Automakers will likely begin equipping new vehicles with the NACS standard by 2025.