Tesla Opens Part of Supercharger Network to Other EVsMarch 15, 2023
Plus New Looks for the Buick Encore GX & Cadillac XT4, the Reveal of the BMW X5M and X6M, & Toyota Ups GR Corolla Production
Tesla is finally opening up part of its private Supercharger network to other electric vehicles.
As a response to the Biden Administration’s EV-infrastructure initiative, Tesla will make at least 7,500 of its chargers available to all EVs, split between 3,500 new and existing Superchargers, with the rest being the slower Destination Chargers. Some chargers are already open to the public, and can be accessed through the Tesla app.
General Motors has released a pair of refreshed utilities.
The 2024 Buick Encore GX rides with a reshaped grille surrounded by winged LED headlights. Inside, the upscale interior centers around the new Virtual Cockpit System. The Encore GX is the the first North American Buick with the latest, now horizontal, tri-shield logo.
The 2024 Cadillac XT4 also gets a more prominent front end. Similarly, the cabin sees a variety of material enhancements, and is fitted with a standard 33-inch LED display. These changes more closely mirror the LYRIQ electric utility and Escalade SUV.
In other car news, BMW’s has released the X5 M and X6 M utilities, both offered exclusively as Competition models.
Both also include a new Turbocharged V8 engine and a 48 volt mild-hybrid system– a first for M. Power is rated at 617 horsepower and 553 lb-ft. of torque, sent to standard all-wheel drive. Cabin amenities are abundant, including BMW’s curved display and a variety of upscale leather interiors.
Meanwhile, Toyota will continue to build the GR Corolla Circuit Edition. Originally, this trim was meant to be a year-one exclusive, but popular demand has persuaded Toyota to extend production into next year. Availability beyond that is still in discussion.
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