Tesla’s large network of Superchargers is famously known for being exclusive to the company’s own cars but for some time, Tesla has hinted that it would be open to sharing the network with other customers of competing electric cars. Marques Brownlee from YouTube asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk why this isn’t happening.
Musk came back and said while it is happening, it is “low key” but work is being done to allow it.
They are, although it’s kind low-key. Tesla Superchargers are being made accessible to other electric cars.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2020
It would work, a lot of new cars here in the UK and Europe already use the CCS socket, which Tesla started using with the Model 3 when it launched. But to get the system to work, Tesla would need to work with the other car makers on compatibility and how users would pay, as with a Tesla the car bills the account when it is being used. However while it is unknown which manufacturers came forward, it is good to see the compatibility expanding.