Tesla opening its charging network to other electric cars for the first time with pilot program

Tesla is opening its charging network to other electric cars interestingly with a pilot program in the Netherlands, as the world’s most important carmaker hopes to carry electric vehicles into the standard.

The program will be tested at 10 areas in the Netherlands, the company said on Monday, adding that Dutch non-Tesla EV drivers can get to the Tesla stations, or Superchargers, through the Tesla application.

Tesla drivers can keep on utilizing these stations and the company will intently screen each site for clog.

Tesla operates more than 25,000 of its Superchargers around the world, while different carmakers have framed partnerships or put resources into new businesses for networks as they surge new electric vehicles to market.

The Superchargers are available to cars with the Combined Charging System (CCS) leaned toward by BMW, Mercedes-Benz creator Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen, which incorporates Audi and Porsche.

Tesla utilizes the CCS standard in Europe, permitting a wide scope of cars to charge in stations without a connector that utilizes a comparable connector.

Charging costs for non-Tesla drivers will incorporate additional expenses to help an expansive scope of vehicles and site changes in accordance with accommodate these vehicles, Tesla said. The cost to accuse can be brought down of a charging membership, it added.

“This move straightforwardly upholds our main goal to speed up the world’s change to manageable energy,” the company said.

Tesla, which crossed $1 trillion in market capitalization interestingly last week, has opposed supply chain issues and worldwide chip deficiencies to stamp a record quarter for vehicle deliveries as demand increase and its interests in new factories pay off.