Tesla is expanding access to Superchargers

Tesla is expanding access to Superchargers


Having opened certain Supercharger locations to non-Tesla drivers in the Netherlands three months ago, it seems that Tesla is now expanding third-party access to its Supercharger network in other countries too.

The news appears to have first emerged in Norwegian electric car news outlet elbil24, which was tipped off by a reader that a Nissan e-NV 200 and an Audi e-tron were using Tesla Superchargers to top up their vehicles in Eidsvoll municipality at Nebbenes kro, the largest Supercharger hub in Europe. While at the site, elbil24 also took a video of Audi e-tron charging at the Supercharger.

According to elbil24, Tesla was in contact late last year with Norway’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, apparently to inquire about the possibility of opening up its network for other car brands in the country. The online paper says there have subsequently been indications that this has been approved.

However, it’s not only in Norway that Tesla is expanding third-party access to its Supercharger network. According to Tesla’s map on its website, Supercharger locations open to non-Tesla drivers are also displaying in France. Tesla has since confirmed that non-Tesla vehicles can now charge at select Superchargers in France and Norway via the Tesla app.

According to the Tesla website: “some stations are now accessible to Non-Tesla EV drivers in selected countries via the Tesla app (version 4.2.3 or higher). Tesla drivers can continue to use these stations as they always have, and we will be closely monitoring each site for congestion and listening to customers about their experiences.”

The support section of the website also confirmed that the Non-Tesla Supercharger pilot is currently available for Supercharging stations in France, the Netherlands and Norway.

tesla is expanding access to superchargers

Superchargers open to non-Tesla drivers display in France, the Netherlands and Norway.

In November last year, Tesla opened ten Supercharger locations in the Netherlands for EV drivers from other brands, a move intended as a test scenario to gauge demand. To begin with, the ten locations were only accessible to drivers of battery-electric vehicles registered in the Netherlands.

“It’s always been our ambition to open the Supercharger network to Non-Tesla EVs, and by doing so, encourage more drivers to go electric,” the statement on Tesla’s website continued.

“More customers using the Supercharger network enables faster expansion. Our goal is to learn and iterate quickly, while continuing to aggressively expand the network, so we can eventually welcome both Tesla and Non-Tesla drivers at every Supercharger worldwide.”