Tesla to allow non-Tesla EVs to use the Supercharger Network. Tesla has launched a Non-Tesla Supercharger pilot at 10 Supercharger locations in the Netherlands. With this pilot, non-Tesla EV drivers in the Netherlands can now access 10 stations via the Tesla app (version 4.2.3 or higher). Tesla drivers can continue to use these stations as usual, and Tesla will keep an eye on each one for congestion and hear from customers about their experiences.
Tesla’s Supercharger network is frequently cited as the ideal EV charging network: fast, dependable, and plentiful. However, Tesla’s network is only available to Tesla owners, so anyone driving a Volkswagen or Ford EV would be unable to access it. However, this is beginning to change.
Access to an extensive, convenient and reliable fast-charging network is critical for large-scale EV adoption. That’s why, since opening our first Superchargers in 2012, we have been committed to rapid expansion of the network. Today, we have more than 25,000 Superchargers worldwide.
It’s always been our ambition to open the Supercharger network to Non-Tesla EVs, and by doing so, encourage more drivers to go electric. This move directly supports our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.said Tesla in a blog post
Tesla’s goal is to swiftly learn and iterate while aggressively expanding the network so that both Tesla and non-Tesla drivers can eventually use every Supercharger worldwide. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, has talked about opening up his company’s massive Supercharger network to other electric vehicles for years. And throughout the course of the summer, he began to expose important information about how it would work in practice. Now that the company has announced its first pilot project, it is ready to begin the process.
Initially, just 10 supercharger networks will open to non-Tesla EV owners. The following supercharging networks will be available in the Netherlands:
- Apeldoorn Oost
Non-Tesla EV owners need to:
- Download the Tesla app (version 4.2.3 or higher) for iOS or Android and create a Tesla Account.
- Select ‘Charge Your Non-Tesla’ and find your Supercharger site.
- Add your payment method, plug-in your car, select a stall and tap ‘Start Charging.’
- Select ‘Stop Charging’ to complete your session.
Prices for charging can be viewed on the Tesla app and rates can vary per site. Only CCS-enabled automobiles are eligible for this pilot. Non-Tesla automobiles can only charge via the CCS connector if a Supercharger post has two cables.
In North America, Tesla employs a proprietary connector, meaning non-Tesla vehicles will require an adaptor to use the company’s Superchargers, which number over 6,400 in the US, according to the Department of Energy.
We’re starting with a select number of sites so that we can review the experience, monitor congestion and assess feedback before expanding. Future sites will only be opened to Non-Tesla vehicles if there is available capacity.The company said