Tesla opened its Superchargers to non-Tesla Dutchie EV drivers
This week Tesla launched its debut Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot. The lucky country selected for the test is Holland, where the company opens 10 EV cost stations to non-Tesla EV local drivers.
A trial program for opening Tesla Superchargers to other EVs has begun https://t.co/g4HpgRGl7d
- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2022
According to the company it has always been its ambition to open the network to non-Tesla EVs. It will encourage drivers to go electronic and thus help fulfill Tesla's mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy.
More customers using Supercharger network enables faster expansion. Our goal is to learn and fly fast while continuing to expand the network robustly, so we can welcome both Tesla and Non-Tesla drivers at all. -all Supercharger worldwide.
Sounds like a big and honorable goal, but why is Tesla going all the way to Europe to prove it, instead of kicking in sunny California?
Supercharger testing would not be so easy in the US
Tesla vehicles in Europe use the Combined Taxation System (CSS) along with other OEMs. In the US Tesla cars use a proprietary connector. There, a similar test in the US would require non - Tesla EV drivers to hire or purchase an adapter to use the Superchargers. This makes Holland a good starting point for opening the Superchargers.
However, not all are very good, for test participants. Non-Tesla EV drivers can expect additional costs “associated with charging several different cars and making them to make the spaces suitable for cars from other brands. ”
Get ready for some Tesla people who don't want to line up
Since its launch in 2012, Teslahas has opened more than 25,000 Superchargers worldwide across 2700 stations. But will Tesla customers want to lose access to an exclusive club?
They may have fears about Tesla drivers waiting according to, the company intends to “review the experience, monitor density and evaluate feedback before expanding. Future sites will not be opened to non - Tesla vehicles if possible. ”
The Tesla app already allows owners to track their vehicles remotely. It warns them when their cost is almost ready and again when it is fully cut.
Every extra minute a car stays connected to the Supercharger comes with an idle charge of 50p or $ 1 if the station is at 100% capacity. The company says, "This is just about increasing customer happiness, and we hope we don't make any money from it."
Personally, I'm waiting for some YouTube videos about breaking EV etiquette or Twitter rants from Tesla users who are not used to waiting according to…