Tesla opens its supercharger to everyone. There are 20 Italian superchargers where non-Tesla electric cars can be recharged. How do they work and how much do they cost
The supercharger also powers non-Tesla electric cars
Good news for all owners of aelectric car no Tesla: As of today, everyone can recharge their cars using Superchargers.
That’s right: after doing it in other countries, Tesla extends to Italy experimental project that Unlocks the supercharger for all electric vehicles.
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Here’s everything you need to know about this important news.
Important things to know
First of all, there are two Clarifications to do:
- To recharge an electric vehicle other than Tesla, it is essential that it has it CCS combo standard socket
- Not everyone The superchargers available in Italy are open to the “public” (currently about twenty out of a hundred stations in Italy)
Having said that, let’s move on to the most interesting part, i.e. the price.
How much does a supercharger cost for non-Tesla vehicles?
Non-Tesla customers can Choose to pay a monthly subscription (12.99 euros per month) for price reduction per kWh like Tesla owners.
Non-subscribers will still be able to access the charging stations by paying a higher price.
Prices vary by location and can be viewed in the Tesla app.
Here it is Current average prices:
- From 20 to 16 the next day:
- Subscribers: 0.60 € per kWh
- Non-subscribers: €0.74 per kWh
- From 16 to 20:
- Subscribers: 0.67 € per kWh
- Non-subscribers: €0.83 per kWh
- Booth occupancy price After the top-up period: up to 1 euro per minute
Prices seem particularly competitive, above all given the recent increases that the main operators have decided to increase consumption.
For Tesla owners, the cost always remains lower, even compared to a non-Tesla discounted price.
Will there be problems for Tesla car owners?
With this type of change, obviously, the risk is that those who bought a Tesla also attracted by superchargers, reliable, versatile and fast, will find themselves in More conditions with a busy booth.
However, Tesla is careful to point out the following:
Tesla drivers can continue to use these stations as always, and we will keep a close eye on each congestion site, listening to customers about their experiences.
Which Tesla Superchargers Are Open To All Electric Cars?
At the moment, according to the official Tesla map, the first Italian stations that everyone can use are calculated 20 supercharger stations And 174 individual charging points, here in alphabetical order:
- Afragola (NA)
- Ariz (Michigan)
- Cavaglia (BL)
- Cerinola (FG)
- Grandite (carbon monoxide)
- Magliano Sabina (RI)
- San Severino Market (SA)
- Murano Calabro (CS)
- Olbia (SS)
- Palm (RC)
- Fado Ligure (SV)
- Vikolongo (NO)
How do you use a supercharger in non-Tesla cars?
To connect and recharge any electric car in one of the listed Italian Superchargers, you need to download the Tesla app (version 4.2.3 or later) for iOS or Andorid and create an account.
You need to specifyCharge your non-Tesla carin the app and find the desired Supercharger location.
Then, just add a payment method, connect the car, select the pole number (the sticker on every supercharger) and hit start charging.
Select Stop Charging to complete your session.
For those who already drive a Tesla and have a profile on the app, but want to fill up a different electric car From those of the American brand, you just need to scroll through the screens “For non-Tesla car charging”.
for several months Tesla The pilot project for Unlock the supercharger for cars of other brandsItaly was one of the very few European countries still missing.
From today not anymore, with the opening also achieved in our country.