After Holland, Norway and France, then also Austria, Belgium, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, Tesla has announced theopening of the Supercharger network to all electric cars in 5 other European countries: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
Waiting for Spain to finally be involved, the number of states in the Old Continent in which motorists can go to recharge in a Tesla station rises to 13. Only qualm: check that particular station actually has joined the testing program, as not all Superchargers from an affected country are part of the project (only happens in the Netherlands).
The largest network in Europe
In short, the Tesla initiative seems to be working and is becoming increasingly popular. Indeed, the House seems to have accelerated the program although initially, cautiously, it had declared the opposite, stating that the experimentation on Superchargers open to all would take place gradually and very slowly.
Instead, from November last year - the month in which the House made the first 10 Supercharger stations accessible to all - to date, the Superchargers concerned have increased dramatically. According to Tesla itself, in just 8 months the Supercharger charging infrastructure would have become the largest public fast charging network of over 150 kW in Europe. And we only refer to the one made up of columns open to all.
The compatibility node in the USA
At this point, the road to the future seems marked. Tesla is willing to open all the Superchargers it has in order to significantly increase earnings. It will take time, because one of Elon Musk's prerogatives is to keep the quality of the top-up service high for its customers. But it could actually happen eventually.
In North America, however, there is a significant problem to address. There, Tesla struggles to get the project off the ground due to the different connector used by its cars compared to the rest of the electric ones.
In the USA, Tesla uses a particular plug that is different from that of the CCS standard. To remedy the problem, however, Elon Musk recently declared that CCS-type connectors will be added to the new Supercharger columns in the United States.