Tesla open Superchargers to all EVs in Australia
Following the opening of Superchargers to third parties in Europe, Tesla is now starting to open its fast-charging stations for electric cars of other brands in Australia. Five Supercharger locations have been made available in New South Wales.
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More of the approximately 50 Supercharger locations in Australia will open to other brands at a later date. In Europe, selected Tesla Superchargers are also accessible to other brands in 15 countries.
The programme was launched in November 2021 in the Netherlands, followed by Norway, France, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Sweden and the UK in the first extension, and Germany, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg and Switzerland in the second round. In the meantime, Iceland is now also included in Tesla’s listing. In November last year, Tesla started to open Supercharger stations in Italy for electric cars of other brands. The Supercharger map in Italy also includes the note, “This Supercharger is open to Tesla and Non-Tesla vehicles with CCS compatibility.”
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All five locations recently made available to third parties in Australia can only deliver up to 120kW instead of the 250kW of Tesla’s latest ‘V3’ Superchargers. The Superchargers that have just been made available cost 79 cents per kilowatt-hour, while Tesla owners only pay between 58 and 70 cents. Non-Tesla drivers willing to pay a $9.99/month subscription only have to pay 66 cents.
Update 30 August 2023
Following the above announcement, Tesla followed up and has opened nearly half of its Australian Supercharger sites to drivers of any EV. 30 out of 63 fast charging hubs across Australia now accommodate non-Tesla cars following the successful trial in New South Wales.
Still, some of the busiest sites along major highways and populous urban centres remain exclusive to Tesla owners. The company adds it wants to monitor utilisation to manage potential congestion.
Drivers find the available Supercharger sites in Australia through the Tesla app.