Tesla plans to open its network of superchargers to other electric vehicles later this year, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter.
The electric-car maker's fast charging network, with over 25,000 superchargers globally, has given it a competitive edge. Meanwhile, other automakers have formed alliances or invested in startups for networks as they rush new electric models to market.
"We're making our supercharger network open to other EVs later this year," Musk said on Tuesday, adding that over time Tesla's charging network will be opened to other EVs in all countries.
Germany's transport minister said last month he was trying to convince Tesla to open its network to other automakers to make it easier for drivers of EVs to charge.
In the United States, President Joe Biden's administration late last month embraced a bipartisan Senate deal to spend $1.2 trillion on infrastructure projects, including $7.5 billion on EV infrastructure, including charging stations.
Charging companies such as Blink Charging, EVgo, ChargePoint and Volkswagen's Electrify America are also building out charging networks across the U.S.
Improvement in charging infrastructure across U.S. could encourage more Americans to buy electric vehicles, giving General Motors and Ford much-needed fuel in the battle against Tesla.