Tesla Will Soon Open Superchargers To All
Tesla is almost ready to open it's Supercharger network to all plug-in electric vehicles regardless of brand. As reported by Automotive News and others, the long awaited action will happen later this year. Globally Tesla has some 25,000 Supercharger stalls at over 2,700 stations with roughtly half of the Superchargers in North America. The move could be a new source of income for Tesla and help to keep charging costs down as other companies like EVgo and Volkswagen's Electrify America race to add fast chargers. The government too is accelerating plans to make charging more convenient to give potential EV consumers more confidence about buying a plug-in vehicle. It is not clear yet if non-Telsa EVs will still need some form of an adapter to use the Superchargers since Tesla vehicles require a proprietary plug not accomodated by other brands.