- Musk tweets that stations will be open to non-Tesla drivers later this year
- Earlier reports suggested a possibly 2022 rollout for service in Europe
- Tesla operates more than 25,000 Supercharger stations in more than 2,700 sites
- Teslas use a proprietary connector in the US, which means other automakers must provide an adapter
- In Europe, Teslas use a CCS direct current connector, an international standard
Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla will allow owners of other company electric vehicles to charge at its Supercharger stations—an option that will be available before the end of 2021.
“We are opening up our Supercharger network to other electric vehicles later this year,” the 50-year-old CEO tweeted on Tuesday.
In the US, Tesla’s cars use the company’s proprietary connectors, which means automakers who want to access the more than 900 charging stations that the company operates domestically must provide their drivers with an adapter. Will happen.
In Europe, Tesla uses a CCS direct current connector, which has become an international standard.
In a followup tweet, Musk confirmed that all 25,000 of the company’s superchargers will eventually be available to non-Tesla drivers.
Elon Musk confirmed Tuesday that Tesla’s network of more than 25,000 Supercharger stations in more than 2,700 locations will open to drivers of other EVs by the end of 2021.
In a tweet stating that the Supercharger network will be open to other EVs this year, Elon Musk said that the company made its own proprietary charging connector because, at the time, there was no industry standard.
This is hardly the first time Musk has discussed opening up the Supercharger network.
“We are delighted to support other automakers and get them to use our Supercharger stations,” Musk said in 2018. techcrunch. ‘This is not a walled garden.’
Other EV makers will have to pay part of the cost in proportion to the usage of their vehicle, he added. ‘And they have to be able to accept our charge rate or at least – and have an adapter for our connector, at least our connector.’
But this is the first time he has been given any kind of timeline.
While Musk said that all 25,000 of the company’s Superchargers will eventually be available to non-Tesla drivers, it’s unclear whether the service will first be available in Europe or rolled out simultaneously around the world.
The news received mixed reactions on Twitter a user is saying They were fine with leaving the network open ‘as long as non-Teslas pay some sort of annual subscription fee and that the charging experience doesn’t change.’
Another Tesla owner in California called it a ‘terrible move’, suggesting it would increase the wait time to get a full charge.
‘Some Superchargers with other Teslas wait 30 minutes at times,’ wrote @LADetectives. ‘Mix in other EVs and it’s going to be a real cluster—-.’
Musk’s confirmation came in response to a tweet from a user who criticized Tesla for building its own charging network against those defending it.
Musk’s comments on opening the Supercharger station came in response to a tweet defending Tesla, who criticized it for building its own charging network.
‘Funny how many people are now questioning why Tesla made its own proprietary charging connector and it’s not appropriate for other EVs.’ @Teslatino.
‘How come no support for @elonmusk when he was pushing technology. His team created a reliable way to charge the fleet? deal with it!.’
In response, Musk said that his company made its own connector because there was no industry standard in 2012, ‘and Tesla was’. [the] The only manufacturer of long-distance electric cars.’
“It’s a very slim connector for both low and high power charging,” he said. That said, we are opening up our Supercharger network to other electric vehicles later this year.’
The acknowledgment comes nearly a month after reports indicated that the Supercharger network would be open to non-Tesla cars from next year.
Tesla started with six Supercharger locations throughout California, but has grown into operations worldwide with 2,700 stations in North America, Asia and parts of Europe and the Middle East.
Palo Alto, a California-based company, apparently told Norwegian officials that it would begin the process in September 2022, as originally reported. electrek.
According to the minutes of Tesla’s meeting with Westland fylkeskommune, the governing body of Norway’s Westland county, ‘the condition of the benefit is that the infrastructure must be developed with a publicly available proposal.’
Tesla was reportedly in talks with executives in Germany about opening up its network to other automakers.
It is unclear at this time whether Tesla will start with the Supercharger in one region or open its global network all at once.
The fact that its European models use the same connectors as other EVs suggests where the program will begin, TechCrunch reported.
Tesla unveiled its Supercharger network in September 2012, several months after the release of its Model S sedan
Tesla unveiled the first Supercharger stations in September 2012, several months after the release of its Model S sedan.
It began with six locations throughout California, but has grown to operations around the world with parts of North America, Asia and Europe and the Middle East.
Initially, Tesla offered free supercharging for both its Model S and Model X vehicles, but Musk said the perk was not “truly sustainable” as production of the vehicles increased several years ago.
It brought back free supercharging for the Model 3 during the 2018 period, but has recently phased out the perk.
Pricing varies by location and may change from time to time, Tesla has previously said.
In 2018, CEO Elon Musk said he wanted to build a restaurant at one of the company’s Los Angeles Supercharger stations.
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