Select Superchargers open for others in the EU
Tesla has now opened selected Supercharger stations in Germany for electric cars of other brands, as well as in Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg and Switzerland. This comes at the moment before the summer holidays in many European countries.
Previously, Superchargers in the Netherlands, Norway, France, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Sweden and the UK had already been made accessible to other brands.
There were indications that some locations in Germany would soon be open. The new Supercharger location in Limburg an der Lahn in the car park of a fast-food restaurant near the motorway had temporarily appeared in the Tesla app as a Supercharger for non-Tesla vehicles at the beginning of June and during the course of Thursday – but charging was not yet possible.
On Thursday evening, the function was activated for Limburg and a further 13 locations in Germany. These are primarily located in the south and west of the republic – in eastern Germany, only one location was enabled for non-Tesla brands.
The price for non-Teslas is higher than the tariff for Teslas, as in other countries. Since Teslas are charged between 56 and 58 cents per kilowatt-hour in Germany, depending on location, users with non-Tesla electric cars pay €0.70/kWh. With a subscription (€12.99 monthly fee), users with other electric cars can also reduce the kilowatt-hour prices to the level for Tesla drivers – i.e. between 56 and 58 cents per kWh.
The procedure is the same as for the already open locations: users need the Tesla app to charge their non-Tesla vehicles at the Superchargers. Via the app, users can activate the respective stall, and billing takes place via the credit card stored in the necessary Tesla account.
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