SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The White House announced a plan earlier today that calls for Tesla to offer charging facilities to other cars outside of the Tesla fleet.
Elon Musk, the once upon a time Wunderkind and the current owner of Telsa, has long come under fire for creating a “refueling and power system” that excludes other cars such as the Nissan LEAF or the Subaru Crosstrek. Some have even gone so far as to call Tesla’s system an “un-American monopoly“.
Musk was able to build his empire with the help of the American government and the tax dollars of everyday people. It is reported the Musk has received an estimated $4.9 billion in government subsidies that allowed Musk to become one of the richest men in the world while building his companies.
Electric charging stations for electric vehicles or EV’s are the are known, are part of President Biden’s plan to electrify the American road. So far, there are only a few charging companies to provide this service, Tesla is by far the biggest provider.
Biden’s plan which was debuted today as the Made-In-America National Network of Electric Vehicle Chargers calls for Tesla to make 7,500 chargers available for ALL EV’s by the end of 2024.
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