Tesla Plans to Open its Supercharger Network to Other Brands in China

The vice president of Tesla in China, Grace Tao, has just granted a statement confirming that the US manufacturer evaluates the option of “opening” its fast-charging network to other manufacturers.

From China, the vice president warns that there is still no firm decision to choose this route but confirms that the idea is being analyzed at the highest level.

Tao’s statements make some media think that the ‘bug’ that affected the most extensive charging network in Europe, reserved only for Tesla owners, was not a software error as a test to study the network’s behavior with other electric cars.

Tesla will invest 7 million dollars in completing the Chinese production line from which 10,000 columns of the latest generation V3 ultra-fast charging will come out.

Tesla’s charging network currently exceeds 20,000 charging points spread over more than 2,000 charging stations covering all of North America (the United States, Canada, and Mexico), Europe, the Middle East, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

Opening up to other manufacturers may be an alternative for owners of electric cars of different brands to have access to what, at the moment, is the largest charging network in the world.

The widespread access would avoid problems such as those experienced by a British couple who used 9 hours to travel 130 miles with their new Porsche Taycan 4S.

On the other hand, this option may not be to the liking of Tesla vehicle owners, who especially value access to an exclusive charging network that, for the moment, does not suffer from saturation except at specific points and dates.

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