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White House backs industry effort to standardize Tesla’s EV charging plugs

The White House is lending its support to an auto industry effort to standardize Tesla’s electric vehicle charging plugs for all EVs in the United States, part of a broad effort to stimulate their sales to help combat climate change.
More than 1 million EVs have been sold in the United States in 2023, a record, but that pace still lags behind sales in such countries as China and Germany. One key reason is that the limited availability of charging infrastructure across the country has been a widespread concern for many would-be buyers of EVs and has held back their sales in the United States.
Tesla, the leader in the EV market, operates the largest network of fast-chargers. And many of its Supercharger stations are in prime locations along highly traveled corridors, where other charging stations are sparse.





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  • Tabitha Kimani

    11 w

    The support by the government is fundamental. The climate crisis cannot be solved by one person/institution.

    • Grace Njeri

      12 w

      The transportation sector greatly need to be transitioned by championing EVS

      • winnie nguru

        16 w

        This means more people will consider EVS and its a win for everyone and the planet

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        • Esther Wanjiku

          16 w

          Infrastructure for charging across the US needs to really be prioritized as the uptake of EVS has gone to insane levels

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          • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

            17 w

            Great initiative.The White House is supporting an industry initiative to standardize Tesla's electric vehicle (EV) charging plugs across all EVs in the United States, aiming to boost EV sales and address climate change. While the U.S. has seen a record 1 million EV sales in 2023, the pace still lags behind other countries. Limited charging infrastructure availability has been a concern, hindering EV adoption. Tesla, a major player in the EV market, operates the largest network of fast-chargers, and standardizing plugs is seen as a step toward overcoming infrastructure challenges and promoting widespread EV use in the U.S.

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            • Edwin wangombe

              17 w

              This is a great decision by the white house... The standardization of charging ports and infrastructure for all EVs will make it convenient for drivers hence more people will opt to transit to EVs

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              • Rotich Kim

                17 w

                White house move is timely this will reduce emissions results to better environment

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                • Princess

                  17 w

                  Standardizing Tesla's charging plugs could simplify the adoption of electric vehicles and contribute to a more cohesive and efficient charging network nationwide.

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                  • walter lungayi

                    17 w

                    This move by the White House shows a commitment to streamlining electric vehicle charging infrastructure, which is essential for widespread adoption of EVs.

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                    • Princess

                      17 w

                      This is a positive move for streamlining electric vehicle infrastructure.

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                      • Munene Mugambi

                        17 w

                        It's imperative to have standard charging stations. Imagine if I use a different EV and I'm put of power, does it mean I can't charge my EV even when there's a charging port available just because our brands differ?

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                      • Rotich Kim

                        17 w

                        This is encouraging it has laid down good foundation to eliminate the use of fossils

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          17 w

                          This is awesome, it is a great way to reduce carbon footprint.

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                          • George Kariuki

                            17 w

                            Amazing. This could significantly impact climate goals by reducing emissions from fossil-fuel vehicles.

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                            • Jane Wangui

                              17 w

                              @george_kariuki people will adapt to EVs with ease.

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