According to a White House Memo. Tesla Plans to Open Its Supercharger Network to N0n- Tesla Electric Vehicles in the US in late 2022.
This is after a successful limited pilot program in Europe. That allowed non-Tesla cars to use its Supercharger plugs in most cities.
“Later this year, Tesla will begin production of new Supercharger equipment that will enable non-Tesla EV drivers in North America to use Tesla Superchargers,” the White House states.
response for confirmation proved futile as Tesla doesn’t have a PR office. It’s still unclear if the White House purposely scooped Tesla’s announcement on this.
“TESLA WILL BEGIN PRODUCTION OF NEW SUPERCHARGER EQUIPMENT THAT WILL ENABLE NON-TESLA EV DRIVERS IN NORTH AMERICA TO USE TESLA SUPERCHARGERS”
Tesla Supercharger Network has been the best definition of a work EV charging Network: fast, reliable & efficient. And for years tesla has been like the Apple of electric cars only that instead of a worse lightning cable they have the best EV chargers. This has been limited to Tesla, meaning those driving the Samsung’s, and Xiaomi’s of electric cars ie ford, Volkswagen, Lucid, or Chevy were cut out.
FOR YEARS, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has talked about opening up his Superchargers to other companies’ electric vehicles. And last year, the company started doing just that, starting in Norway and eventually expanding to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Non-Tesla EV customers will need to download the most recent version of Tesla’s smartphone app. In order to access the stations if the US version of the pilot program functions the same way as it does in Europe. The option to “Charge Your Non-Tesla” will be presented to them when they want to locate the nearest participating Supercharger location. Tesla owners are still welcome to utilize the stations as usual. Additionally, the business has stated that it will carefully watch each location for traffic and other issues.
Non-Tesla vehicles must require an adaptor to utilize the company’s Superchargers. Of which there are over 6,798 plugs in the US. According to the Department of Energy, because Tesla employs a proprietary connector here. (According to the business, there are 35,000 Supercharger plugs worldwide.)
In the US, there are more than 100,000 outlets at over 41,000 public charging stations, including Superchargers. According to the Biden administration, $5 billion will be spent to increase that number to 500,000 chargers by 2030. Federal funds will only be made available to build charging connections that can be utilized by the greatest number of car owners. In accordance with new guidelines outlined by the White House.