Tesla confirmed that it plans to open the Supercharger network to other companies in the same industry by September 2022. The news comes after several rumors that Tesla was opening its network for fast charging electric vehicles to other companies.
It is still difficult to put a real number of units that will be available, but there is no doubt that at this point Tesla’s Supercharger network is the fastest and most extensive electric vehicle charging network in the world.
Instead of relying on third-party charging networks like most other car manufacturers, Tesla developed its own network from the start, which led to its very rapid growth.
A decade after the first Supercharger was implemented, Tesla now has more than 25,000 Superchargers at more than 2,700 stations worldwide.
Unlike third-party networks such as Ionity, Electrify America or ChargePoint, only Tesla vehicles can charge on the Supercharger network.
However, Tesla has always shown itself available to share the Supercharger network with other automakers, always depending on an agreed value for cost sharing.
There are already rumors that Testa has been in discussions with other automakers to reach an agreement on this issue, but we have never seen real results. Last year, Elon Musk even said that Tesla’s Superchargers were now being used “discreetly” by other automakers.
Rumors that Tesla would open its Supercharger network have increased recently. A German official recently announced that they are in talks with Tesla to open the network to other automakers, however, the government only gives incentives for charging stations open to all automakers.
Unfortunately Elon Musk didn’t go into details in his personal account, so we still don’t know for sure which Superchargers and how many will be accessible for other vehicles He said, however, that his network will open up to other brands in all countries where it is available over time.