High costs for third-party brands
Tesla launches superchargers for all electric cars
With more than 35,000 superchargers, Tesla says it operates the largest fast charging network in the world. Now the American company launches the first stations for electronic cars of other brands – also in Switzerland. However, the fee is higher than that of Tesla drivers.
Published: 06/20/2022 at 11:05 AM
Updated: 06/20/2022 at 14:44
The Netherlands was the first to do so last fall, and now several other European countries are following, including Switzerland: American electric car maker Tesla is gradually launching its first Supercharger stations for cars of other brands. “The arrival of the third-party supercharger,” as Tesla calls the pilot project, aims to accelerate the global transition to sustainable energy.
In mid-June, Tesla announced via Twitter that electric cars from other manufacturers can now also draw power from select superchargers in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Charging points have already been approved in Norway, France, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Sweden and Great Britain.
However, not all superchargers can be used by other brands. According to Blick’s research, only five locations in Switzerland can be used to charge cars of other brands, the supercharger in Bulle FR, Egerkingen SO, Kriegstetten SO, Oftringen AG and Steg-Hohtenn VS. The rates are also higher than those for Tesla drivers, as the company wrote on its website: “Non-Tesla driver rates take into account the additional costs incurred to support the shipment of a large number of vehicles, as well as necessary modifications to our locations to accommodate these vehicles.”
Tariffs may vary depending on the location and can be called up in the Tesla smartphone app required for charging. In Switzerland, a kilowatt-hour (kWh) costs an average of 70 cents – but costs can be reduced with a shipping network membership. In Switzerland, this costs just under 14 francs per month – shipping costs drop to between 57 and 59 centimeters/kWh. Depending on the location, the supercharger can charge from 125 to 250 kW.
Planned new supercharger
To ensure that express charging stations are not overloaded in the future, more new superchargers will be installed over the next three years – in December 2020, Tesla will be installed on the A4 motorway at the My-Stop service areas in Obfelden (direction Zug) and Affoltern am Albis (towards Zurich) so far The largest fast charging station in Switzerland put into practice. There are 24 third-generation superchargers available (12 in each travel direction) for the Zurich and Zug regions. China recently became the world’s 35,000. The supercharger was put into operation. This gives you the world’s largest fast charging network, according to the electric vehicle maker.
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