Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot
Launched in November 2021, our non-Tesla Supercharger pilot will continue to expand to new sites and countries in support of our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
Access to an extensive, convenient and reliable fast-charging network is critical for large-scale EV adoption. That’s why, since opening our first Superchargers in 2012, we have been committed to rapid expansion of the network. Today, we have more than 35,000 Superchargers worldwide.
With this pilot, some stations are now accessible to non-Tesla EV drivers in selected countries via the Tesla app (version 4.2.3 or higher). Tesla drivers can continue to use these stations as they always have, and we will be closely monitoring each site for congestion and listening to customers about their experiences.
It’s always been our ambition to open the Supercharger network to non-Tesla EVs, and by doing so, encourage more drivers to go electric.
More customers using the Supercharger network enables faster expansion. Our goal is to learn and iterate quickly, while continuing to aggressively expand the network, so we can eventually welcome both Tesla and non-Tesla drivers at every Supercharger worldwide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the pilot currently live?
The non-Tesla Supercharger pilot is currently available for Supercharging stations in the following countries:
Can I Supercharge if I am visiting a pilot Supercharger site from another country?
The non-Tesla Supercharger pilot is currently limited to EV drivers who live in the following countries:
Tesla drivers from any country can charge as they normally would at these sites.
Will more sites open to non-Tesla vehicles?
We’re starting with a select number of sites so that we can review the experience, monitor congestion and assess feedback before expanding. Future sites will only be opened to non-Tesla vehicles if there is available capacity.
Can Tesla drivers still access these sites?
Yes. The Supercharger experience will remain unchanged for Tesla drivers.
I am a Tesla driver, what additional benefits do I get compared to other electric vehicles?
As a Tesla driver you benefit from the seamless integration of charge post and vehicle, optimized route planning and battery pre-conditioning. With your Tesla, you’ll also have access to the lowest Supercharger pricing.
How do I charge if I don't drive a Tesla?
Note: If you also own a Tesla, go to your profile in your Tesla app and swipe to find 'Charge Your Non-Tesla.’
How do I know which Supercharger post to select in the Tesla app?
Each Supercharger post has a label with a unique identifier at its base. If you are taking the cable from post 4A, simply select post 4A in the Tesla app to begin charging. Please note that if you don't plug in within two minutes of selecting a post, your session will time out and you'll need to start over.
Will Tesla drivers see Supercharging for non-Tesla vehicles in the app so they can charge other EVs and access their Tesla products from one account?
Yes. All Tesla products and services can be accessed via the Tesla app. Tesla owners can use their existing account to charge non-Tesla vehicles.
Can I see site availability and service information in the app?
Yes. You can view Supercharger site availability information in the Tesla app.
Will Supercharger pricing change for Tesla drivers?
Tesla drivers can continue to charge for the same price.
How much does charging cost for non-Tesla vehicles?
Pricing for non-Tesla drivers reflects additional costs incurred to support charging a broad range of vehicles and adjustments to our sites to accommodate these vehicles. Rates vary by site, and you can view charging prices in the Tesla app. The per kWh price to charge can be lowered with a charging membership.
Do idle fees apply to non-Tesla vehicles?
Yes. The same logic and fee structure applies to both Tesla and non-Tesla EVs to help ensure stalls are open for everyone to charge. Learn more about how idle fees work.
Does the Supercharger cable reach all EVs?
Certain Supercharger site layouts may not be suitable for some cars. Please do not obstruct other cars by parking over the lines if the cable cannot comfortably reach your car.
Do Supercharger posts support all connector types?
This pilot is only accessible for CCS-enabled vehicles. If a Supercharger post has two cables, non-Tesla cars can only charge with the CCS connector. Tesla is unable to accommodate vehicles that do not fully comply with CCS communication and safety protocols. If you encounter any issues while charging your vehicle, reach out to Tesla Customer Support or your vehicle manufacturer.