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Tesla, eager to grabb a bigger slice on total EV charging cake: Plans to open Supercharger network for non-Tesla EVs

Tesla has announced that a non-Tesla Supercharger pilot at 10 Supercharger locations in the Netherlands was laucnhed on 1st November.
With this pilot, 10 stations are now accessible to Dutch Non-Tesla EV drivers via the Tesla app (version 4.2.3 or higher). Tesla drivers can continue to use these stations as they always have.

“It’s always been our ambition to open the Supercharger network to Non-Tesla EVs, and by doing so, encourage more drivers to go electric. This move directly supports our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy,” Tesla says in its official communication.
“More customers using the Supercharger network enables faster expansion. Our goal is to learn and iterate quickly, while continuing to aggressively expand the network, so we can eventually welcome both Tesla and Non-Tesla drivers at every Supercharger worldwide,” Musk’s company explains.

True, but also true that now that EV sales go up Tesla is probably eager to bite an slice of the total EV charging cake that is now getting bigger and bigger.

Pricing for Non-Tesla drivers reflects additional costs incurred to support charging a broad range of vehicles and adjustments to our sites to accommodate these vehicles. Rates vary by site, and you can view charging prices in the Tesla app. The per kWh price to charge can be lowered with a charging membership.

Tesla drivers will benefit from the seamless integration of charge post and vehicle, optimized route planning and battery pre-conditioning. With your Tesla, you’ll also have access to the lowest Supercharger pricing. Tesla owners can use their existing account to charge Non-Tesla vehicles.

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The Tesla app. © Tesla.

The company wants to open the Supercharger network but there are still some technical limitations for this purpose: certain Supercharger site layouts may not be suitable for some cars and pilot is only accessible for CCS-enabled vehicles.

Anyway Dutch non Tesla EV drivers can use the 10 Supercharger points available for the pilot just following four easy steps:

1.- Download the Tesla app (version 4.2.3 or higher) for iOS or Android and create a Tesla Account.
2.- Select ‘Charge Your Non-Tesla’ and find your Supercharger site.
3.- Add the payment method, plug-in your car, select a stall and tap ‘Start Charging.’
4.- Select ‘Stop Charging’ to complete the session.

Image over the headline.- Tesla Supercharger station. © Tesla

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