Over the weekend an updated version of the Tesla mobile app revealed the company was close to opening the Supercharger network to non-Tesla cars with the appearance of Supercharger Memberships.
On Monday they made it official, with the Tesla Charging Twitter account announcing the network was now open to all electric cars in the Netherlands.
— Tesla Charging (@TeslaCharging) November 1, 2021
Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot
To go along with the opening, Tesla has also created a Support page on their website, calling it a “Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot” program.
“With this pilot, 10 stations are now accessible to Dutch Non-Tesla EV drivers via the Tesla app (version 4.2.3 or higher). Tesla drivers can continue to use these stations as they always have, and we will be closely monitoring each site for congestion and listening to customers about their experiences.”
According to the page, there are 10 Superchargers open to the public at the following locations:
To easily locate them, Tesla has added a new filter to their Supercharger map.
Pricing at these stations for non-Tesla cars can be as high as €0.62/kWh ($0.89 CAD), with idle fees of €1 per minute. These prices are visible within the mobile app after selecting one of the open stations.
Paying for a €12.99/month Supercharger membership reduces the fees to what Tesla owners pay, around €0.24/kWh.
Non-Tesla owners can select the charging stall they are going to plug in to, and pay for the charging session from directly within the app as expected.
Within hours of the announcement, this Hyundai Kona plugged in to the Breukelen Supercharger and was able to charge at speeds up to 42kW. The owner told Drive Tesla his car topped out at 55kW. Kona’s have a max charge rate of 75kW.
It’s love now: non-Tesla owners can now use the Supercharger network. I’m charging now at one the locations that is open for this (currently only a limited number & only in The Netherlands) pic.twitter.com/uhKJM2xi73
— Jaap Burger (@burger_jaap) November 1, 2021
This is a developing story, keep checking back for updates.