Rumours of Tesla opening its Supercharger network to other EV users in the UK have emerged. The move that could apparently happen within the coming weeks, follows a similar agreement across Europe in parts of Tesla’s network in France and Norway, and its entire Dutch network last month.
Whilst Tesla Superchargers only represent around 2.5% of the total 30,000 public charging point deployments in the UK, the availability of an additional 800 charging stations providing up to150 kW fast charging open to all EV drivers is significant, particularly for those travelling longer distances with short charging intervals.
With more than 30,000 Tesla Superchargers deployed globally, and a particular shortfall of higher power fast chargers, if Tesla were to open its entire network globally, it would provide some much-needed support to early adopters of EVs and confidence to those looking to transition. The chargers will work with any electric car that features a combined charging system (CCS) port, already used by global manufacturers, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen group. Adapters for other types are available. Non-Tesla drivers who want to use one of the company’s supercharger stations will need to download its app and create an account. More details are available directly from the Tesla website.
SAR’s upcoming analysis of the EV Charging infrastructure market will quantify the charging station market by power rating and forecast the demand by region over the next 10 years.