First tests of non-Tesla cars plugging in to Superchargers shows the experience is user-friendly, but doesn’t yet work with all EVs

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Image via Inse van Houts /YouTube

Tesla announced this morning the opening of its Supercharger network to all electric cars in the Netherlands.

Excited EV owners were quick to head out to the ten stations that are part of the pilot program to test it out and see how it compares to other third-party charging options.

One of those was Inse van Houts, who tested a Hydunai Ioniq at the Tilburg Supercharger. In a video posted to YouTube, we see the Supercharging experience is almost as seamless for non-Tesla owners as it is for Tesla owners.

After downloading the app and inputting the required payment information, all you have to do is plug in your car, select the correct charging stall, and tap on ‘Start Charging.’

The Ioniq started receiving electricity and within moments was charging at 63kW.

It wasn’t as easy for everyone though as it appears not all electric cars are able to connect and receive a charge.

The owner of a Peugeot e208 attempted to Supercharge in Hengelo, another station that is part of the pilot program.

Unfortunately he was unable to get his car to connect, repeatedly receiving a “charging failed” message on his mobile device when plugged into stall 2A.

The problem wasn’t associated with that single stall as he received the same message on 3D.

This could have been an issue with this particular station, or it could mean that for now the 10 Supercharger stations are not available to all electric cars.

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