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Tesla opens more of its Supercharger sites to non-Tesla drivers

Nic Ryan

Two years ago Tesla opened up 15 of its Supercharger network sites to non-Tesla drivers in the UK as part of a pilot scheme. Now, a further 27 sites have been opened to drivers of compatible electric vehicles (EVs), containing 477 individual Superchargers in total.

The sites can be found as far south as Cambourne, Redruth, all the way up to Inverness in Scotland.

Tesla Public Superchargers on Zapmap - app screenshot

Non-Tesla drivers will no longer pay more per kWh than Tesla drivers to use the Supercharger network and the monthly membership required to access the network has fallen from £10.99 to £8.99. Tesla has also added a new annual subscription option, at a cost of £90, offering further savings.

Zapmap users can find these Superchargers locations using the network filter, under the name ‘Tesla Public Supercharger’, on both the Zapmap app and desktop map.

Elon Musk initially announced the pilot trial in 2021, where it was rolled out in the Netherlands first, then Spain, Belgium, and Sweden followed by the UK. The firm claimed that, by autumn 2023, more than 70% of Tesla chargers across Europe would be open to any brand of EV.

A support page on the Tesla website highlights that certain Supercharger site layouts may not be suitable for some cars, and asks drivers to consider other users by not parking over charging bay lines.

It also specifies that the Supercharger pilot is only accessible for CCS-enabled vehicles. If a Supercharger post has two cables, for example, non-Tesla cars can only charge with the CCS connector.