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Story: Tesla charger becoming a standard in the North America ; 30-06-2023;

Tesla to dominate the EV market for much longer, in the US.

Tesla is the largest EV seller currently in the United States, and holds the biggest charging network in the world. As of Q1 2023, Tesla had a 75% market share of all plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) sold in the United States. This means that Tesla sold over 3 times as many PEVs as the next closest automaker, which was Ford.

The key factor for a EV buyer anywhere in the world is the charging station availability, and Tesla knows this fact very well and has poured millions of dollars to make a charging network. Tesla claims they have installed 45k+ (45,000+) superchargers worldwide.

According to the Tesla website,, “there are 45,000+ Superchargers, Tesla owns and operates the largest global, fast charging network in the world.” As of March 2023, Tesla has over 30,000 Supercharger stations in over 25 countries.

Tesla claims, its supercharger gives up to 200 miles (approximately 322 kilometres) of range in just 15 minutes of charging.

Here are some companies that have adopted Tesla's charging standard:

Tesla did partner with EV makers like General Motors:, Ford, Rivian, Volvo, Polestar and more to join in coming months.

• Ford, alongside General Motors, Rivian (America based automakers), announced in June 2023 that they would adopt Tesla's charging standard.

• Swedish automakers Volvo, Polestar also joined hands with Tesla's standard in June 2023 (announced).

US plans to be less fossil fuel dependent:

The United States is currently standardizing its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. This move by US hints its willingness to become less dependent on the current fossil fuel powered transport infrastructure.

That's why it is pushing EV manufacturers to accept a “single connector fits all” sort of policy, hence making the Tesla charging network a king in the segment. Tesla's module of plug will be accepted by giants like GM, Ford, Volvo and many more in future, and this would result in longer market dominance of Tesla, according to experts.

Tesla announcing its plans to open its charging network to other brands of EVs in the US, is seen as a significant step towards standardizing charging infrastructure in the country.

It remains to be seen exactly how this new charging standard will be implemented, but it's a positive step towards the greater integration of the various EV charging networks in the US.

Brief Tesla history:

The US based multinational automotive and clean energy company Tesla, Inc. came into existence in July 2003. Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning started Tesla Motors.

• It first started in 2009 with the Lotus Elise-based electric sports car Tesla Roadster, today company's most popular models are the Model 3 and Model Y, which have accounted for the majority of Tesla's sales.

• Elon Musk became the largest shareholder of the company in February 2004, with a $6.5 million investment. Musk, contributed more than $30 million to the venture and has served as chairman of the company. Musk is currently serving as CEO in Tesla since 2008.

Tesla offerings:

The top EV Models from Tesla include, The Model S (first released in 2012) it is Tesla's oldest model, but it remains one of the most popular, Model S has a range of up to 412 miles. Model 3 (which is Tesla's best-selling model, with over 2 million units sold.) starts at $32,740, Model Y Starts at $40,240, (in the US.)

• Tesla became the first EV maker to sell 1 million units globally in June 2021 with the success of its sedan models. All thanks to its Model S (sedan) in 2012, Model 3 (sedan) in 201. The Model Y (which is a crossover) in 2020, has also helped the company reach the top tier.