Tesla new pilot in the Netherlands allows non-Tesla vehicles to charge

Tesla has launched a new pilot in the Netherlands that allows non-Tesla vehicles to charge using the Tesla Supercharger network.

This is the first time Tesla will have given other manufacturers the ability to use the charging station internationally.

The Tesla Superchargers are hailed as the best charging network in the world for EV’s.

To begin with it will only be 10 supercharger stations available in Netherlands, however Musk has explained that this will expand worldwide.

Users of the stations will need the latest version of the Tesla app, version 4.2.3 or higher, users will then be prompted to charge their non-Tesla.

The Tesla stations will still be available to Tesla owners, “We will be closely monitoring each site for congestion and listening to customers about their experiences,” the company wrote in a blog post.

The reason for the Europe market being the first to witness the pilot is partially due to the standardised chargers being a legal obligation in Europe.

A lot of chargers across the world will need to be modified as they are not standardised, therefore are not currently compatible with all Tesla superchargers.

“It’s always been our ambition to open the Supercharger network to Non-Tesla EVs and, by doing so, encourage more drivers to go electric,”

Tesla has also said “This move directly supports our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.”

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