It’s finally happening: Tesla has opened “select” Superchargers in the U.S. to other electric vehicles.
The company announced the change in a tweet on Tuesday, and explained how the feature works in an accompanying video. Users will have to download Tesla’s mobile app, and create an account, together with their payment details. Then they’ll be able to get a map of Supercharger stations with Tesla’s Magic Dock, which converts Tesla’s proprietary charging plug to the widely used CCS adapter.
After selecting a Supercharger, users will have to select a dock that’s free and unlock the adapter via the app, after which they can undock the adapter, plug it in, and start charging.
Tesla Superchargers are already available for other vehicles in some parts of Europe, but this is the first time the company has opened them up to other EVs in the U.S.
According to Electrek, Magic Dock is mostly available in the state of New York, and only at a handful of stations.
The number will increase, though. The White House recently announced that Tesla will make at least 7,500 chargers available for all EVs by the end of 2024, roughly half of which will be Superchargers.