Tesla Plans to Let Other EVs Use its Superchargers
【Summary】Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted at the prospect of letting non-Tesla electric vehicles use the automaker’s Supercharger network for years, but it sounds like it’s officially happening before the end of 2021.
It's no secret that Tesla was one of the first automakers to make electric vehicles mainstream. While other automakers weren't even looking toward alternative fuels for cars, Tesla was busy getting a head start on an extensive lineup of electric cars. Being one of the first automakers to have electric cars on the market, Tesla was forced to come out with its own charging system and network of electric-vehicle chargers. Tesla claims to have 25,000 Superchargers around the world, making it the largest network of EV chargers. Now, Tesla is planning to open its network to non-Tesla owners.
Superchargers Available To All
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce that the automaker has plans to allow electric vehicles from other automakers to use its Tesla Supercharger network. In a response to a tweet that highlighted Tesla's proprietary charging connection for its vehicles, Musk made the official announcement that the brand's Supercharger network could become available to everyone. The main part of the tweet that's interesting, is when Musk states that the automaker is "making our Supercharger network open other other EVs later this year."
We created our own connector, as there was no standard back then & Tesla was only maker of long range electric cars.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2021
It's one fairly slim connector for both low & high power charging.
That said, we're making our Supercharger network open to other EVs later this year.
Vineeth Joel Patel
Joel Patel has been covering all aspects of the automotive industry for four years as an editor and freelance writer for various websites. When it comes to cars, he enjoys covering the merger between technology and cars. In his spare time, Joel likes to watch baseball, work on his car, and try new foods
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