Tesla has officially launched its CCS adapter in North America which enables Tesla drivers to use non-Tesla fast charging stations. The adapter costs $250 and is compatible with most newer Tesla vehicles (some older ones built before October 2020 may require an additional retrofit).
This is a long-awaited step from Tesla, following rumours earlier in the year it would open its own Supercharger network to non-Tesla owners in the US (something it is already piloting in Europe and the UK). This should hopefully help reduce fears of a poor user experience and lower availability of charging points for Tesla owners. SAR recently published its global forecast for EV charging public charging stations, revealing projections for more than 550 million EV charging station connectors in North America in 2030, with just 5% attributed to Tesla. Whilst this adapter will not enable use with all these connectors, it will certainly expand the overall charging network availability for Tesla owners.