Tesla’s charging network is the largest in the world.
The idea is to make all charging stations operate in the same fashion, benefitting all EV owners.
Of the many reasons why Tesla is such a strong brand is its global Supercharger Network. With over 2,500 stations in operations and with no less than 25,000 individual chargers, Tesla owners are privileged as only they’re entitled to use the stations. This valuable asset should be made accessible to all EV drivers according to the German Government.
Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer would like to see a barrier-free, or hassle-free, use of all charging stations for all EV users, including Tesla’s Superchargers. This would require a uniform payment system as well as some technical issues to be addressed.
In the past, Tesla’s Musk has mentioned that he would “unlock” the Superchargers and make them available for other EVs to use. Interestingly, in some countries such as Sweden, Tesla has had to make its stations accessible to all in order to receive government grants to build Supercharger charging points.
Scheuer said, in an interview with Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ), as reported by Ecomento: “I am in direct contact with manufacturers such as Tesla to ensure that the existing infrastructure, for example, Tesla Supercharger, is also opened for other manufacturers,” He believes that access to the network could rapidly increase EV penetration in the automotive landscape.