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Tesla will open its branded Supercharger Network to other electric vehicles later this year, CEO Elon Musk said. This decision confirms that Tesla is committed to fulfilling its mission.
Rumors that Tesla would open its Supercharger Network to all EVs have been circulating for some time. At the end of December 2020, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that "Tesla Superchargers are being made accessible to other electric cars," meaning that some other EVs besides Teslas can already be charged there. However, according to the head of the company, until that moment it was done "low-key" and on a small scale.
In March 2021, rumors surfaced again that Tesla was already actively working to make Superchargers accessible to other EVs. Tesmanian's source said that the manufacturer is really going to simplify access to its Superchargers for other EV owners. This way, any EV owner with a charging adapter and Tesla app on their phone can easily charge their car by choosing a stall to activate, and make payment directly to Tesla.
On July 20, Musk wrote that Tesla will open its Supercharger Network to other EVs later this year. He made it clear that their opening will take place gradually in different countries.
We created our own connector, as there was no standard back then & Tesla was only maker of long range electric cars.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2021
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.
Last month, Germany's transport minister said he was trying to convince Tesla to open its charging network to other carmakers to make it easier for drivers of electric vehicles to charge. Recently, there have also been rumors that Tesla has already begun testing charging for Volkswagen vehicles in the country. In addition, Tesla has submitted applications for the construction of few Superchargers in Norway and Sweden, which will also be available for other EVs.
Musk has always been committed to helping the world move towards sustainable energy, and electric cars have become a big part of that plan. In an effort to achieve a global goal, as soon as the Tesla Supercharger network becomes wide enough, it will be open not to other manufacturers, but to people who own EVs and strive to change the climate situation by purchasing those cars.
This once again demonstrates Musk's commitment to helping the world. His plans and goals have always been focused on long-term prospects. This is why Musk still remains deeply misunderstood by those who cannot think globally and look into the future, foreseeing problems and trying to solve them—or at the very least, sincerely striving to better understand them.
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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.