Elon Musk says his company will open its Supercharger network to electric vehicles (EV) from other companies later this year.
Tesla is currently the leader in the EV market. As such, the company established a network of superchargers, designed to charge its EVs much faster than a standard home charger.
While the company has been criticized for using its own proprietary connector, Musk pointed out in a tweet that his company designed its connector at a time when no one else was making EVs. In that same tweet, however, Musk also said the company planned on opening its Supercharger network to other companies’ vehicles.
The announcement is good news for the larger market, and could help other companies more quickly bring their vehicles to market by using Tesla’s existing network.