When Tesla first introduced its network of Supercharger stations, they were just for Teslas. But with the rise of competing EVs, demand for access to charging stations has steadily increased, prompting Tesla to start opening up its existing charging network to third-party EVs.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted last year that the company’s open-access supercharger pilot program — already in 13 European countries — would be heading to the US.
Now, InsideEV’s A recent White House fact sheet noted that open-top chargers could arrive by the end of the year: “Later this year, Tesla will begin production of new Supercharger devices that will enable non-Tesla EV drivers in North America.” to use Tesla Supercharger.” . To access it, American EV owners must use the latest Tesla app and select Charge Your Non-Tesla from the menu.
The challenge is to ensure interoperability. While open Superchargers operate in more than a dozen countries in Europe, only a few stations are actually available to non-owners. Only in the Netherlands is every Supercharger open to the public.
Compatibility in North America requires Tesla to install adapters at its stations to bypass the company’s charging connector, as well as to account for the software interactions between the charger and EVs from other manufacturers.
— Mat Smith
The Biggest Stories You May Have Missed
When are two screens better than one?
The ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 from ASUS is the laptop maker’s latest push to make dual-screen laptops a reality. And it matters. According to Engadget’s Sam Rutherford, this is an innovative option if you want to maximize screen real estate in a laptop, with a 16-inch main panel and a 14-inch secondary display. The main disadvantages include a weak battery life, a somewhat bulky body and a high price. The cost of an additional screen.
It still aims for the same near-realistic rowing experience as the original.
When it debuted in 2019, the developers at Hydrow said they would build the peloton of smart rowers. Now the company introduces its second generation ergometer, Hydrow Wave, with a lower price and smaller footprint.
“A Quality of Mercy” leads us to the company of tomorrow.
We live in the age of the prequel, says Engadget’s Dan Cooper. Since Star Trek: Strange New Worlds announced, it was spoiled by the same hard stop dictated back in November 1966: Captain Pike’s fate in the original star trek Series. How does the latest show deal with it?
Warning: Major spoilers ahead.
It invests 20 million dollars and builds its own factory in Germany.
Volkswagen Group has broken ground at the site of its forthcoming electric vehicle battery cell plant in Salzgitter, Germany, and announced the formation of a new company, PowerCo, to be responsible for VW Group’s burgeoning battery business. According to the announcement, PowerCo will take over the group’s worldwide battery operations, from manufacturing the batteries themselves to conducting research and development on new battery technologies and “products such as large-scale storage systems for the energy grid”.
The leak shows every angle of the new wearable.
A leak out 91mobile phones reveals two new Samsung wearables that appear to confirm a high-end Pro model that will lead the range. Codenamed Project X, this unit will be available in black or gray titanium. The vanilla Watch5, meanwhile, will replace the Watch4 as the more fitness-focused device in the lineup. Much like its predecessor, it will appear to have two body sizes and the option of an LTE modem, as well as a far wider range of colors to choose from.
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independently of our parent company. Some of our stories contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may receive an affiliate commission.
https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-teslas-open-supercharger-network-111553788.html?src=rss The Morning After: Tesla’s ‘open’ supercharger network