With Tesla having opened up 15 Supercharger sites in the UK to drivers of other electric car brands, these 15 pilot locations are now searchable on Zap-Map via the networks filter, enabling electric vehicle (EV) drivers to locate, plan and see non-Tesla pricing for these specific Supercharger sites across England, Scotland and Wales.
The Supercharger locations now open to other EV drivers are: Aviemore, Dundee, Adderstone, Manchester Trafford Centre, Flint, Aberystwyth, Banbury, Cardiff, Trumpington, Thetford, Wokingham, Birmingham St Andrews, Uxbridge, and Grays & Folkestone Eurotunnel.
Zap-Map users can find these Superchargers locations using the networks filter, under the name ‘Tesla Public Supercharger’, on both the Zap-Map app and desktop map.
This latest move from Tesla comes after an initial test in the Netherlands in November 2021, followed by further Supercharger locations opening up in Norway and France in January, and then along Norway’s route to the North Cape.
It is the first time that drivers of third-party EV brands have had access to Tesla Superchargers in the UK.
Tesla’s 15 pilot Supercharger sites across England, Scotland and Wales, displayed on Zap-Map.
“Access to an extensive, convenient and reliable fast-charging network is critical for large-scale EV adoption,” a statement from Tesla read. “That’s why, since opening our first Superchargers in 2012, we have been committed to rapid expansion of the network. Today, we have more than 30,000 Superchargers worldwide.
“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.”
Non-Tesla EV owners can now use Zap-Map to search for Tesla Public Superchargers and incorporate them into their routes, although they will pay more per kWh than Tesla owners, unless they pay an additional £10.99 monthly fee to gain access to lower charging prices.
Non-Tesla EV owners can now use Zap-Map to search for Tesla Public Superchargers.
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.