Starting today, Tesla will be making ten of its Superchargers across the Netherlands accessible to all electric vehicles.
Although only a small pilot project, making the Supercharger network available to other EVs is a significant move for Tesla. Large-scale consumer adoption of electric vehicles undoubtedly depends on a reliable, wide-ranging charging network. In other words, electric cars won’t become commonplace until charging them becomes as easy and affordable as stopping for gas.
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With more than 25,000 Superchargers stationed worldwide, Tesla owns and operates the largest fast-charging network in the world. The usage of those superchargers being no longer exclusive to Tesla owners will be a huge convenience to all EV drivers. Especially with that number set to triple within two years.
How does it work?
Here’s how the pilot program will work. First, Non-tesla drivers will have to use the Tesla smartphone app to charge their EV. From there, they can find the nearest Supercharger site and select a payment method. Then, once their car is plugged-in, users can choose the appropriate stall and tap options to start and stop the charging process.
Using the app will help Tesla monitor each site for congestion and collect user feedback to improve the experience.
The Supercharger stations open to all Evs are currently in the following Dutch locations:
- Apeldoorn Oost
More customers using the Supercharger network enables faster expansion. Our goal is to learn and iterate quickly, while continuing to aggressively expand the network, so we can eventually welcome both Tesla and Non-Tesla drivers at every Supercharger worldwide.
All in all, this is a step in the right direction towards the global transition to sustainable energy. We are excited to see the expansion of this program over time and will keep you updated on the latest developments.