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I thought they were available just now, gotitjulie could you shed some light on this?
Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, made the announcement on Twitter, with the grand opening scheduled for later this year
The Tesla Supercharger network will be opened to other electric vehicle brands later this year as confirmed by Tesla CEO, Elon Musk.
Musk made the announcement to his Twitter following, which means exact details on when Tesla will make its charging stations available to other manufacturers is yet to be confirmed. Tesla is also yet to announce which countries will benefit from the new arrangement.
Until now, the Tesla Supercharger network has been reserved for Tesla cars only, with the company controlling access in its older vehicles by engineering its own charging connector.
More recently, though, Tesla’s cars shifted to conventional CCS and CHAdeMO charging sockets, with the firm restricting access to its Superchargers through a software limitation.
When connected to a Supercharger, the new Tesla Model S Plaid can take on 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes thanks to the unit’s 250kW DC charging output.
Tesla’s UK and European Superchargers have also been CCS and CHAdeMO compatible since 2018, which means all that should be required is a quick software tweak to give everything from the Nissan Leaf to the Porsche Taycan access to the chargers.
Currently, the Tesla Supercharger network comprises more than 25,000 stations worldwide, which would make EV driver’s lives a little easier when hunting for a charging socket.
However, even if the Tesla Supercharger network is opened to British EV drivers, given the size of the Supercharger network here currently, it won’t be enough to satisfy demand once the sale of pure combustion vehicles is banned in 2030.
The SMMT estimates that 700 charge points would need to be installed daily between now and the end of the decade to properly support the market. Currently, the installation rate stands at around 42 per day.
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.