Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, met with senior White House aides John Podesta and Mitch Landrieu last month to examine the possibility of extending the automaker’s market-leading charging network to accommodate electric vehicles that aren’t Teslas.
The White House ultimately acknowledged that without Tesla and Musk, they couldn’t advance sustainability as quickly as they’d want.
Since the Biden Administration assumed office, they have been sluggish to acknowledge the advancements that both Tesla and Musk have made in the EV sector.
Whether you like him or not, Musk is a pioneer in the field of passenger transportation. It is highly likely that EVs would not be as well-known or as timely if it weren’t for him and Tesla.
Prior to The Washington Post speaking to two people with knowledge of it, the specifics of the meeting between Musk, Podesta, and Landrieu at the White House were a secret.
According to the sources, Tesla was willing to discuss opening up access to its charging network to other EV makers, whether they were established corporations or start-ups, rather than retaining exclusive access to it.
Tesla did not, however, fully embrace the concept. The Tesla Supercharger Network is one of the company’s largest.
Everyone is aware that Tesla offers a large selection of cars, including its first pickup truck, the Cybertruck, as well as a commercial truck with the Semi.
The world’s 43,000+ Superchargers, many of which are located in the United States, provide dependability, consistency, and a great footprint that stretches from heavily used roads to even rural America. Many are located close to hotels, convenience stores, and other entertainment venues.
However, despite expanding its vast network of charging stations, growing production, and upending the whole automotive industry, Tesla has not received the Commander in Chief’s approval. Instead, Biden has concentrated on other businesses, such as General Motors, which is famed for its “You did it, Mary” line.
Government funding up to billions has been set aside by the White House to encourage the use of sustainability.
Since most people spend some time in a vehicle during the course of the day, EVs are one of the main contributors to this endeavor. Musk has observed that the White House has not enjoyed particularly mentioning him or Tesla. Likewise, his staunchest backers.