Tesla opens supercharger sites to all EVs

15 Tesla supercharger sites in the UK have opened for drivers of other electric vehicle (EV) brands to access.

It is the fist time that drivers of third-party EV brands have had access to Tesla Superchargers in the UK.

Further Supercharger locations opened up in Norway and France in January this year and, most recently, along Norway’s route to the North Cape.

Tesla said in a statement: “Access to an extensive, convenient and reliable fast-charging network is critical for large-scale EV adoption.

“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.

“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.”

The locations now open to other EV drivers are: Aviemore, Dundee, Adderstone, Manchester Trafford Centre, Flint, Aberystwyth, Banbury, Cardiff, Trumpington, Thetford, Wokingham, Birmingham St Andrews, Cardiff, Uxbridge, and Grays & Folkestone Eurotunnel.

According to Tesla and various Tesla owners clubs, owners of other EVs blocking bays – and so causing Tesla owners to wait – has not happened to date across the test sites in Netherlands, France and Norway.

Moreover, Tesla has confirmed the expansion of the supercharger network is continuing to accelerate in line with the promise of the tripling of the supercharger network within the next one to two years.

Image: courtesy Tesla

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