Nearly half of Tesla’s Superchargers across Australia will now be available to charge non-Tesla electric vehicles which will go a long way in easing range anxiety and encouraging drivers to make the switch to EVs.
Now 30 of Tesla’s 63 Supercharger sites around the country can now be used by all EVs.
Until today, Tesla’s Superchargers would work exclusively only with Tesla vehicles.
Tesla says it was always the company’s mission to open its wide network of superchargers to make it more attractive to driver to make the transition to electric vehicles.
“I think we do want to emphasize that it is our goal to support the advent of sustainable energy, it is not to create a walled garden and use that to bludgeon our competitors, which is sometimes used by some companies.” Tesla boss Elon Musk said in an earnings call in July 2021.
Tesla owners will keep their existing privileges while the company will still manage congestion and enforce idle charges per minute if a vehicle remains at the Supercharger five minutes after their charging session is completed.
Tesla’s chargers are known for their consistency and have delivered a global uptime of 99.95 per cent in 2022.
The Superchargers can add up to 275 kilometres of range in just 15 minutes and are located along major freeways and near amenities so you can grab a coffee or a meal while your EV is charging.
Here are the Supercharger Locations Open to Non-Tesla EVs:
Tailem Bend, SA
Mount Gambier, SA
Box Hill, VIC
Cann River, VIC
Margaret River, WA
How do I charge if I don’t drive a Tesla?
– Download the Tesla app for iOS or Android and create a Tesla Account.
– Select ‘Charge Your Non-Tesla’ and find your Supercharger site.
– Add your payment method, select a stall, unlock the adapter, plug-in your car, and tap
– Select ‘Stop Charging’ to complete your session.