In a move to address the persistent issue of EV charging, the Biden administration has announced a new set of measures that aim to create a network of government and private charging stations that work with any EV. The plan includes commitments from companies such as Tesla, General Motors, Hertz, and BP to build their own interoperable charging stations that would complement the government's system.
According to White House Infrastructure Coordinator, Mitch Landrieu, the new standards will make charging an EV as easy as filling up a gas tank, regardless of the car model or location. The plan also includes commitments from Tesla to build a network of at least 7,500 chargers that will be open to all EV drivers by the end of 2024. The administration's goal is to oversee a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers by 2030, as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law that allocates $7.5 billion to EV charging efforts.