Tesla has opened its first V4 Superchargers, but for now they’re for exclusive use by the brand’s vehicles.
The company confirmed overnight it has activated the first of its next-generation Superchargers in Harderwijk, the Netherlands.
The new charging stations are taller than the previous generation, which allows for a longer charging cable for use by non-Tesla electric vehicles.
For now, however, the 16 units at the Harderwijk site are only for Tesla vehicles as the company tests and evaluates their performance. They’ll be made available to non-Teslas “soon”.
The company confirmed on Twitter it’s opening more V4 sites across Europe.
According to Electrek, the chargers have the potential to feature a higher charging rate, though one owner who used the new charger confirmed it has the same 250kW DC output as the V3 Supercharger.
Tesla has been opening up its charging infrastructure to vehicles from other brands.
Some current generation Superchargers have been installed with a Magic Dock, as a solution to allow for CCS charging.
In late 2021, Tesla opened its charging network to non-Tesla electric vehicles with a pilot program in the Netherlands.
The program was then later opened up to drivers across Europe in Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Austria, France, Norway and the UK.
Non-Tesla vehicle owners are charged a higher premium to use the networks in an effort to recover funds for the additional infrastructure.
As of December 2022, in total there were 40,432 Superchargers at over 4470 locations worldwide.
Tesla has over 11,000 in Europe alone.