Tesla CEO Elon Musk has always set the goal of the company to accelerate the transition of the world to renewable energy sources, which means potentially also supporting other companies in the transition to making electric vehicles. It is for this reason that the company's patents are open for use, only other companies do not appear to be in a hurry to take advantage of this offering.
Tesla is the main engine of the electric vehicle revolution, and will not only share patents but will also expand the use of its wide network of Supercharging stations for electric vehicles of other automakers. Musk today confirmed the company's intention to do so in the future.
They are, although it’s kind low-key. Tesla Superchargers are being made accessible to other electric cars.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2020
Of course, at the moment it is not known exactly how this process will be organized. However, one thing is clear: at some point in the future, Tesla will provide very significant support to both other manufacturers of electric vehicles and the owners of their vehicles, the latter whom at this moment feel quite constrained in comparison with Tesla owners.
In early December, Tesla's vice president in China Grace Tao also delivered exciting news for electric vehicle owners in China. She said the company does not rule out the possibility of opening Superchargers to other brands of electric vehicles in the future. Now Musk's words only further validate Tao's earlier claims.
The implementation of this has no specific timeframe. Right now, the company is keenly focused on catering to the needs of Tesla's own customers as the demand for its vehicles continues to grow. Apparently, Superchargers will be open to others when the time is right. In the future, as charging times shorten and efficiency improves, charging stations will have more capacity to support charging other brands of vehicles.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.