White House backs industry effort to standardize Tesla’s EV charging plugs

The White House is lending its support to an auto industry effort to standardize Tesla’s electric vehicle charging plugs for all EVs in the United States, part of a broad effort to stimulate their sales to help combat climate change.

Purchases of EVs in the U.S. have lagged behind sales in such countries as China and Germany.

One key reason is that the limited availability of charging infrastructure across the country has been a widespread concern for many would-be buyers of EVs.

Tesla, the leader in the EV market, operates the largest network of fast-chargers.

And many of its Supercharger stations are in prime locations along highly traveled corridors, where other charging stations are sparse.