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European charging guidelines make it simpler to grow charge support there than in the US.
Tesla is extending its open-supercharger pilot program in Europe that lets proprietors of non-Tesla EVs take advantage of the company’s broad charging network. The pilot comprised select stations within the Netherlands, Norway, and France, but now it’s also accessible within the UK, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, and Austria.
Elon Musk has been talking about amplifying the program to the US since the final year but didn’t give any specifics on how it’ll be executed due to the conspicuousness of Tesla’s exclusive chart port utilized in North America. But in a meeting with the Financial Times last week, Musk said that Tesla is arranging to include standardized connectors for other EVs to US Supercharger stations.
Presently, North American Tesla models and Superchargers don’t utilize the CCS2 standard that to a great extent all EVs in Europe (counting Teslas) back, depending instep on Tesla’s proprietary charging plug. To make things worse, other North American EVs are mostly equipped with a CCS1 connector, and EVs just like the Nissan Leaf complicate things by depending on the CHAdeMO standard.
On the off chance that you’re living in one of the pilot nations, you’ll take advantage of the Tesla network and discover participating stations by utilizing the Tesla app. On the off chance that you claim both a Tesla and another EV, you’ll be able to screen for supercharging for both vehicles within the app. Non-Tesla vehicles might bring about extra expenses on top of the electricity rates that are shared within the app.