Tesla boss Elon Musk wants to launch the electric leader’s global fast charging network for other brands’ cars starting from the end of the year. The billionaire announced this – as usual – on Twitter. So far, only cars with the Tesla logo have been able to charge at the brand’s fast charging stations.
Initially, the use of about 25,000 Tesla Superchargers worldwide was still free for all Tesla drivers, but a fee is now required. Charging is still easy: all you have to do is plug in a Tesla – the vehicle is recognized wirelessly and the electricity charged is calculated.
Fans are not happy
Technically, all Tesla poles are now equipped with so-called CCS connections, which have also been standardized in Europe for fast charging with direct current (DC). How it should be billed in the future, how much a kilowatt-hour will cost, what the timeline for opening charging stations looks like and when the country will be – Musk left that open at first.
Musk’s suggestion isn’t universally accepted: long-term Tesla fans lose their exclusive supercharger charging privilege and may have to wait for a free charging point in the future. American customers were already threatening Musk with switching to another brand.