One of the secrets of the success of Tesla we see it in your network of superchargers that allow you to load your range of vehicles in record time. Even Elon musk is considering opening a chain of restaurants around these chargers so that customers can have a bite to eat while they wait for their cars to be ready to hit the road again.
The problem is that Tesla’s superchargers are designed so that only the electric motor giant’s vehicles can use them. Or what is the same: the rest of EVs from other manufacturers are not compatible. Although this could change very soon.
We have been waiting and wanting for a long time that Tesla decides to take the leap and offer an alternative to its superchargers that works with any electric vehicle. And Elon Musk seems to have been thinking about it for a long time.
Elon Musk confirms: there will be “generic” Tesla superchargers
We created our own connector, as there was no standard back then & Tesla was only maker of long range electric cars. 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.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2021
As you can see on these lines, Elon Musk has used his Twitter account to respond to a user who asked that Tesla superchargers be compatible with other EVs that were not from the American manufacturer.
The response of the founder and CEO of Tesla has been very clear: We created our own connector, since then there was no standard and Tesla only made long-range electric cars. It is a fairly fine connector for low and high power charging. That said, vWe are opening our supercharger network to other electric vehicles later this year.
And best of all, Elon Musk has clarified that These new superchargers compatible with other EVs will not be limited to a particular country, but they will have a global launch that will gradually reach all markets.
In this way, the network of 2,500 stations and 25,000 charging points exclusively for Tesla cars will become compatible with other brands. Of course, at the moment it is not known if they will be compatible with all electric vehicles on the market or if there will be some kind of limitation in this regard.
It should be remembered that In Norway and Sweden, the corresponding governments pay Tesla an amount in exchange for using its network of chargers with other brands, so it is another option that the American company could value.
On the other hand, it must be taken into account that slow-charging cars would curb the use of Tesla’s superchargers, whose main exponent is precisely its loading speed. The solution could be to integrate a system that works with vehicles capable of supporting loads of 100 kW or more to discard those with slower loads. But we are sure that the genius and founder of Tesla will find the key to solve this stumbling block before unlocking his network of chargers for the electric motor giant’s range of vehicles.