Tesla is increasing its open Supercharger pilot program in Europe that lets homeowners of non-Tesla EVs make the most of the corporate’s in depth charging community. Beforehand, the pilot consisted of choose stations in The Netherlands, Norway, and France, however now it’s additionally obtainable within the UK, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, and Austria.
Non-Tesla homeowners in each Belgium and Germany initially might solely make the most of Tesla’s community if touring to a rustic that has the open Superchargers. With Belgium now added to this system, German residents stay the one oddity that may use them outdoors of its borders, however not domestically.
Non-Tesla autos can now cost at choose Superchargers in Austria, Belgium, Spain, Sweden and the UK through the Tesla app. Be taught extra at https://t.co/HZePe24Kbl
— Tesla Charging (@TeslaCharging) Could 18, 2022
Elon Musk has been speaking about extending this system to the US since final yr however didn’t present any specifics on how will probably be applied because of the prominence of Tesla’s proprietary chart port utilized in North America. However in an interview with Monetary Instances final week, Musk stated that Tesla is planning so as to add standardized connectors for different EVs to US Supercharger stations.
Proper now, North American Tesla fashions and Superchargers don’t use the CCS2 commonplace that largely all EVs in Europe (together with Teslas) help, relying as an alternative on Tesla’s proprietary charging plug. To make issues worse, different North American EVs are largely geared up with a CCS1 connector, and EVs just like the Nissan Leaf complicate issues additional by counting on the CHAdeMO commonplace.
When you’re dwelling in one of many pilot nations, you may make the most of the Tesla community and discover collaborating stations through the use of the Tesla app. When you personal each a Tesla and one other EV, you may monitor Supercharging for each autos within the app. Non-Tesla autos would possibly incur further charges on high of the electrical energy charges which might be shared within the app.