Tesla to open its network of "superchargers" electric car charging stations for other brands.

source: www.forbes.com

Other companies will be able to use the facilities from 2022. In principle, it will be in Norway, although it could also reach other countries.

Tesla plans to open its exclusive network of Superchargersto other brands. In other words, third-party electric vehicles can use their own charging stations. The letter does not confirm the exact date or if it will be done globally or will only be a strategy to be implemented in that country.

The network will become available to other companies by September 2022. A decade after implementing its first charger, Tesla now has more than 25,000 Superchargersat more than 2,700 stations worldwide. Is that unlike other manufacturers, the company bet from the beginning on the deployment of its chargers, a need that arose probably because they were pioneers in the field?

Now the next step will be to share or open that technology to other companies. It had been anticipated that Tesla would open its network to other manufacturers. Months ago, Elon Musk himself assured on Twitter that they could already be used by other brands, although in a discreet way.

In minutes of a council meeting obtained by the Electrek site, Norwegian government officials confirmed that Tesla told them that it plans to open the Supercharger network to other automakers by September 2022 and therefore agree to approve the incentives always that while Musk's company goes ahead with the initiative.

As mentioned on the site, it is not clear if this option will be available only in Norway, Europe or globally. In fact, Musk's company has talked about doing the same in Germany. At this point, it should be noted that it will be easier for you to open in Europe, where your supercharger network uses a CCS connector, which is standard in the region. On the other hand, in the United States, the company would have to have an adapter.

A few days ago, the company decided to cancel the Tesla Model S Plaid +launch, suddenly and with an explanation that did not meet the expectation: the Model S Plaid is already good enough to justify presenting a Plus edition.

The S Plaid offers a range of 628 kilometers. In comparison, the Plus version promised to extend that limit to 837 kilometers, undoubtedly a benefit that would have been well received by customers but, at least for the time being, we will have to keep waiting.

Tesla also made headlines around mid-June when Musk said the company could once again accept Bitcoin as a form of payment, something that had recently been discontinued.

"Once the rational use of clean energy (50%) is confirmed by a positive trend miner in the future, Tesla will once again allow bitcoin transactions."

Bitcoin rose more than 9% after that message, breaking above its 20-day moving average, and rose slightly more in Asia to hit $ 40,773.90.

It is not news that that cryptocurrency moves to the rhythm of Musk's sayings and comments. When it announced in February that it would buy a bitcoin for $ 1.5 billion and said it would accept the digital currency as a payment, it first saw a surge. However, he later said that the electric car maker would not accept such a virtual asset due to concerns about how mining the coin requires high energy use and contributes to climate change.