Tesla Opens Up Superchargers to Non-Tesla Vehicles in the Netherlands
Tesla has announced it has opened its up its Supercharger network for the first time to non-Tesla electric vehicles, starting in the Netherlands, as part of a pilot.
The company made the announcement official today via its @TeslaCharging account, which announced it and a link to the company’s website detailing the Supercharger pilot.
“Today we are launching our Non-Tesla Supercharger pilot at 10 Supercharger locations in the Netherlands,” explained Tesla.
“Access to an extensive, convenient and reliable fast-charging network is critical for large-scale EV adoption. That’s why, since opening our first Superchargers in 2012, we have been committed to rapid expansion of the network. Today, we have more than 25,000 Superchargers worldwide,” added the company.
The pilot has resulted in 10 Superchargers now accessible to Dutch non-Tesla EV owners, via the company’s mobile app. Last night, the iOS version was updated and code revealed mentions of offering the Supercharger network to non-Tesla EVs.
The following Superchargers are now open to non-Tesla EVs:
- Apeldoorn Oost
Only those that live in the Netherlands can charge at these Superchargers. If you are visiting from outside the country in your non-Tesla EV, you won’t be able to test this out.
Select Superchargers in the Netherlands are now open to all electric cars. https://t.co/DwPxc1vcF4 pic.twitter.com/BveSRZUsC3
— Tesla Charging (@TeslaCharging) November 1, 2021
As for more Superchargers being added to the pilot? “Future sites will only be opened to Non-Tesla vehicles if there is available capacity,” explains Tesla’s FAQ.
How to charge your non-EV at a Tesla Supercharger?
You’ll need to download the Tesla iOS app, select “Charger Your Non-Tesla” and find your Supercharger site. Next, add a payment method, plug-in your vehicle and then tap “Start Charging”. To stop charging, tap “Stop Charging.
Each Supercharger post will have a unique label to identify itself at the base. Tesla says if you grab a charging cable, you have two minutes to select it within the app, or the session times out.
Tesla says a 13 Euro subscription offers cheaper charging rates at $0.24 Euro, which takes pricing down to the same for Tesla owners, instead of $0.57 Euro for non-Tesla EVs without a Supercharger subscription.
There’s no word if and when this pilot will expand outside of the Netherlands. But by opening up one of its first Supercharger stations, Tesla can explain to any competition regulators its network is no longer exclusive to its own vehicles.