Tesla charging stations are open to all: here are the details for Canada

Tesla charging stations are open to all: here are the details for Canada

While announcing support for the installation of 2,000 new charging stations in Ontario, the Government of Canada detailed last Friday a pilot project to make part of Tesla’s fast charging network available for other electric vehicles in the country later. not be Quebec.

Open-air Superchargers will be piloted between Sudbury and Ottawa in the coming months. Some existing stations will be renovated and some new ones will be connected to CCS1.

“By the end of 2025, after the modernization and construction of stations, 750 stations (including at least 350 250 kW Superchargers) will be accessible by electric vehicles of other brands in public areas, everywhere in the country, especially on the Trans-Canada Highway between Ottawa and Calgary,” explains Natural Resources Canada.

The pilot project in Canada includes those in the United States (New York and California) and also in Europe (15 countries), China and Australia.

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Earlier this year, we learned that at least 7,500 Tesla Superchargers in the United States will be available for other electric vehicle brands by the end of 2024, thanks to talks between the White House and the manufacturer.

Then, in the past few days, Tesla reached an agreement with Ford so that its American customers can get 12,000 Superchargers through an adapter. Starting in 2025, new generations of Ford electric vehicles will be manufactured to include a special Tesla charging port, eliminating the need for an adapter.

In an effort to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, Tesla has agreed to share the design of its technology with all automakers who invite them to integrate it into their own vehicle designs. Elon Musk’s company also wants to make its connector and charging port the “North American Charging Standard” (NACS), a mark on the continent.

Charging network operators are also encouraged to connect NACS to their future terminals, so that Tesla drivers can connect to it without an adapter.

To return to Tesla’s Superchargers, let’s remember that the new generation (V4) is starting to be implemented and provides up to 350 kW of power, a significant improvement compared to the stations of the second generation (V2, up to 150 kW) and the third generation ( V3, up to 250 kW ).

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