Tesla Supercharger Network Opening to Other EVs in 2021, Confirms Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed the company will be opening up its Supercharger network to other electric vehicles, later this year.

Responding to a Twitter post by @TesLatino about Tesla Superchargers and the proprietary plug, Musk said, “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,” continued Musk, before noting, “that said, we’re making our Supercharger network open to other EVs later this year.”

The Tesla connector is very sleek compared to other bulkier charging connectors such as CHAdeMO.

Previous reports this week stated Tesla was reportedly in talks with German automakers to open up its Supercharger network, and now this appears to be true.

While existing Tesla owners may not like the idea of having other electric vehicles charge at Superchargers, the automaker could see additional revenue if it is able to charge non-Tesla vehicles at a higher rate for the right to change. Revenue from other EV owners and sales of adapters could help fund the ongoing expansion of Superchargers.