Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tesla To Open Up Supercharger Network To Other EVs

Tesla Supercharger With Model S At Tesla Dealership

Tesla owners always enjoyed rapid recharging thanks to the automaker's Supercharger network. Soon, this privilege will be extended to other EVs.

While speaking at a forum in Germany Thursday, CEO Elon Musk said the following regarding the Supercharger network, according to Gas2:

We are actually in talks with some manufacturers doing just that and it will be exciting to share that news.

Musk added the only requirements for using the network were A) the EV could take a high power level of charging — low-power-level charging would keep an EV at the Supercharger for too long, reducing the number of charging stalls available until charging was complete — and B) manufacturers pay a proportionate fee for how much their vehicles use the network.

As for which manufacturers are talking to Tesla about using the network, Musk said a non-German European company approached the automaker not too long ago.

Speaking of German manufacturers, however, Musk voiced his thoughts about the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal before reporters in Belgium. Per, he had this to say when asked if the debacle would cause the masses to lose faith in green technology:

Well, I think it's more the opposite. What Volkswagen is really showing is that we've reached the limit of what's possible with diesel and gasoline. The time has come to move to a new generation of technology.

Photo credit: Tesla/Facebook

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