Tesla recently launched a supercharger pilot program for non-Tesla electric vehicles in New Zealand, allowing other electric vehicles to be charged at superchargers. The program has also been implemented in Australia and the US, with the aim of improving the charging experience for non-Tesla electric vehicle owners.
In New Zealand, Tesla has built six supercharging sites for all EVs compatible with the locally used CCS2 charging connector, which is also used by Tesla. This represents approximately one-third of all supercharging stations in the country. Similarly, more than 30 all-EV locations have opened in Australia, representing more than half of all supercharging sites.
The Superchargers pilot program for non-Tesla vehicles has expanded into the United States, where Tesla has installed Magic Docks with built-in CCS1 adapters in several states. These adapters are necessary due to differences between Tesla charging plugs and non-Tesla electric vehicles. The number of sites supporting non-Tesla electric vehicles in the United States has reached 26, although this is a small fraction of the total network.
As public funding of new fast charging stations requires compatibility with the CCS1 charging connector, deployment of Magic Docks is expected to increase in the United States. Additionally, the North American Charging Standard (NACS) developed by Tesla is expected to be adopted by other electric vehicle manufacturers in North America starting in 2025, making it easier to charge non-Tesla electric vehicles without the need for adapters.
Overall, the Superchargers pilot program for non-Tesla vehicles now covers more than 20 countries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The expansion aims to provide greater convenience and access to non-Tesla electric vehicle owners, encouraging the growth of electric vehicle adoption around the world.
Sources: Original source of article.
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