Using Tesla Superchargers As A Non-Tesla Owner? Here’s How Not To Be A D**k

From Transport Evolved.

At the end of February, Tesla opened up its Supercharger network to Ford EV customers in North America – and since then Rivian has also gained access for its customers. In the next few weeks, it’s expected Chevrolet will also gain access for its customers.

But while European EV drivers are now very much used to using Tesla Supercharger infrastructure, it’s a new thing in North America for non-Tesla EV owners.

So, in celebration of the new network access, we decided it was time to show some of the things that you should (and shouldn’t) do when using Tesla’s network.


00:00 – Start
04:20 – The Tesla Supercharger Network is now open!
05:33 – EA reliability… issues
06:31 – Make sure your EV is supported!
07:59 – Is your vehicle’s software ready?
08:42 – The unkowns for other vehicles
09:39 – Don’t just rock up – confirm the site supports non-Tesla charging!
11:34 – The actual charging experience
13:00 – Park on the right, if you can!
15:04 – What if the cable doesn’t reach?
16:21 – The benefits of sticking around
19:09 – Thanks, and Goodbye!


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Presenter, Script, Audio: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield.
Camera, Editor, Colorist: M. Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2024

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