Select Tesla Superchargers in Australia Now Open to All Electric Vehicles

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Tesla has opened select Supercharger locations in Australia to non-Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) as part of a continuing pilot program detailed on the company’s website and announced on Monday evening.

The update comes as the latest in a series of countries gaining access to the pilot program, most recently including Italy and Iceland, in addition to Australia.

The Australian locations available to non-Tesla EVs can be seen on Tesla’s Supercharger map, as indicated by an additional few lines surrounding the regular lightning bolt logos displayed on the map. When clicking on these Superchargers, the card that pops up will say “This Supercharger is open to Tesla vehicles and Non-Tesla vehicles with CCS compatibility.”

The pilot for non-Tesla EVs is now available in the following countries, according to Tesla’s web page dedicated to the program:

  • Australia
  • France
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • UK
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
  • Iceland
  • Italy

Some users in the Twitter thread pointed out concerns that this could make wait times much longer for Tesla owners at Superchargers, with many adding that the network still needs more locations overall.

The pilot program was also expected to hit the U.S. by the end of 2022, as noted by the White House and public funding requests, though Tesla hasn’t yet mentioned its launch in the country.