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As Interfax reports, citing a statement by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the company will invest half a billion dollars in expanding the network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles – the announced amount will be spent until the end of 2024. At the same time, the automaker does not plan to develop the Supercharger division: in early May, as a result of restructuring, this area lost several top managers and five thousand ordinary employees.

Tesla, unlike other electric car manufacturers, initially decided to build its own network of charging stations, and today there are more of them in the United States than all other operators combined. Two years ago, Tesla promised to open its branded Supercharger charging stations for electric vehicles of other brands, and already in 2023, the American automaker reached a corresponding agreement with Ford, General Motors, Stellantis and other concerns and brands.

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However, in early May it became known that Tesla had dismissed almost the entire team of the Supercharger division, which was responsible for the network of fast charging stations of the same name. The automaker assured that it is not completely abandoning the development of this area, but the growth rate of the number of chargers will slow down.

In order for owners of third-party electric cars to use Superchargers, the cars must be equipped with the NACS standard connector that Tesla uses. There is an alternative option: using a special adapter, which can be purchased separately.

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