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All Tesla Superchargers now accessible to non-Teslas

February 23, 2022

Normally, the fast chargers of the Tesla Supercharger network can only be used by the models of the American EV brand. That has now changed. All electric cars with a CCS connection can now charge at a Tesla Supercharger. Depending on the model, you can charge the battery there to 80% in about 30 minutes.

The opening of all Tesla Superchargers in the Netherlands is the result of a successful pilot that started in November 2021. Then ten Supercharger locations with a combined 188 charging points were opened for electric cars of a different brand. Now that all locations are freely accessible, you are talking about about 550 charging points spread over 36 locations that are available to everyone overnight. That is a considerable number, while the charging network in the Netherlands is already leading. Depending on the location, there are at least 8 to even 32 fast chargers available. There are many more than with other fast charging stations, so there is almost always room.

Tesla app

To be able to charge with a foreign brand at a Tesla Supercharger, you must first install the Tesla app on your smartphone and create an account. Once logged in, you only need to select the correct location and the number of the charging station in the app, after which the charging session can be started. The account is linked to an account number for payment of the charging costs.

Slightly more expensive than usual

Tesla does charge higher charging rates than usual for electric cars of another brand. How much exactly differs per location and can be viewed in the app. According to Tesla, those higher charging rates are necessary to allow charging of a large number of different cars at the Superchargers.

You can also take out a subscription for 12.99 euros per month, after which you pay a lower kWh rate. At several Tesla Supercharger locations in the Netherlands you pay 69 cents per kWh without a subscription and 32 cents per kWh with a subscription. By way of comparison: at all Fastned locations you pay 69 cents per kWh without a subscription and at the Ionity fast charging stations 79 cents per kWh.

Find out here where all Supercharger locations can be found and which new locations are planned. See below how exactly charging a non-Tesla with a Tesla Supercharger works.