Tesla has announced that the American firm’s network of superchargers will become available to other users of electric cars from today. A maneuver that, according to the company, will allow it to continue expanding its network of charging points more quickly and thereby promote the jump to electric vehicles.
However, it is a pilot test that for now they have opened for an indefinite period of time in order to see what effects the opening has on the rest of electric cars. In addition to Spain, the service has also been opened publicly in France, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium and Austria.
Tesla has pointed out that a greater number of customers using the Supercharger network will allow a more rapid expansion of electric mobility. “Our goal is to learn and iterate quickly, while continuing to relentlessly expand the network, so that we can finally welcome drivers of Tesla and non-Tesla vehicles at all Superchargers around the world.”
Total, there will be 13 locations which become available throughout the country for all drivers, giving rise to a total of more than 100 charging stations spread throughout Spain.
Regarding recharging prices, Tesla has set a special rate accessible through its app for those who do not have one of its charging models. 0.64 euros on average for each kWh, since depending on the specific charging point the price will vary. In this way, the brand preserves a cheaper rate for its customers, of 0.43 euros for each kWh, maintaining the exclusivity of being a Tesla customer.
However, there will be the possibility that non-Tesla users can go on to pay the same 43 euro cents for each kWh that direct Tesla customers pay. To have access to it, they must pay a monthly fee of 12.99 euros contractable through its app.
Arturo Pérez de Lucía, director of AEDIVE and deputy president of AVERE, stated: “This is a definitive accolade to the deployment that the different recharging operators are making in high-power recharging infrastructures in our country and, of course, the end of the argument that it is not possible to travel with an electric vehicle, since Tesla users have been doing it for many years without problems and now, other users with other electric car models will also be able to take advantage of these recharging infrastructures”.