All the electric vehicles other than Tesla may thank Tesla CEO Elon Musk for his plan to open tesla supercharging stations to other electric cars later this year. Elon Musk himself tweeted about this news, “as there was no standard back then & Tesla was the only maker of long-range electric cars“. The Supercharger network is made of the company’s charging connectors, till now there are 25,000 charging stations are placed over the world to charge Tesla models, exclusively.
It is not clear where in the world Tesla will position their Supercharging network for the other electric vehicles but, from the rumors, we can expect the Tesla superchargers list includes Germany, Sweden, and Norway. For now, Tesla’s Supercharger network is the largest network on the Earth. The company has developed its fast-charging technology on its own so, it can’t be relying on third-party charging network companies like Electrify America, Ionity, Charge Point, etc.
It is not been released officially with whom Tesla is going to tie up to share its Supercharger network, hopefully, these details will be released soon. The concept of Supercharging network will benefit Tesla to market its models and attract customers from the other automakers.
Supercharging time at Tesla Supercharging stations:
The time consumed by Tesla is based on a lot of factors like available power output, Battery capacity, and charging method.
Let’s look into the Tesla Supercharge time based on the power output
1. Level 1 AC (120V outlet at home) will consume 20-40 hrs.
2. AC Level 2 (Third-party chargers/Tesla chargers/Tesla home charger) will consume 8-12 hours.
3. Level 3 DCFC (Tesla Supercharger): 15-25 minutes
Will Tesla Chargers Work For Other Cars?
As Elon Musk mentioned in his tweet “It’s one fairly slim connector for both low & high power charging. That said, we’re making our Supercharger network open to other EVs later this year.” So, later this year, we can expect Tesla Super-chargers will work for other cars.