Tesla: 16 French Supercharger stations open to all

It had to happen eventually. Since Monday January 31, some of the Tesla Superchargers (or SuC, for insiders) in France have been open to vehicles from other brands, an approach that is part of the Pilot Program initiated in the Netherlands on November 1, 2021 .

While the French network currently has more than 1,000 charging points spread over more than 100 stations, some 16 Supercharger stations, representing 230 charging points, are now accessible to ANY vehicle with a CCS connector.

Tesla stations now accessible to competition:

Angoulême (16) – 8 V3 Superchargers

Blois (41) – 16 Superchargeurs V3

Buchelay (78) – 8 Superchargeurs V2

Labouheyre (40) – 8 Superchargeurs V3

Laxou (54) – 28 Superchargeurs V3

Le Mans-Saint-Saturnin (72) – 20 V3 Superchargers

Les Herbiers (85) – 8 V3 Superchargers

Lorient (56) – 8 Superchargeurs V2

Montélimar (26) – 16 Superchargeurs V2

Montluçon (03) – 8 V3 superchargers

Périgueux (24) – 8 V3 Superchargers

Rivesaltes (66) – 20 Superchargeurs V3

Salaise-sur-Sanne (38) – 20 V3 Superchargers

Valenciennes (59) – 10 Superchargeurs V2

Vélizy (78) – 16 V3 Superchargers

Vierzon (36) – 28 Superchargeurs V3

As a reminder, the V2 Superchargers offer up to 150 kW of charging power, while the V3 can reach 250 kW.

The charging price is €0.57/kWh without subscription, or €34.2 for a “full” 60 kWh. The rate drops to €0.40 per kWh if you take out a monthly subscription billed at €12.99 (i.e. €24 for 60 kWh).

In fact, this formula allows you to benefit from prices comparable to those applied to Tesla owners, which vary slightly from one station to another.

Tesla prices are interesting in absolute terms, but it is difficult to establish a direct comparison with what the Ionity network offers (VW group, Mercedes, BMW, Hyundai-Kia, Ford, etc.), which bills it on a time-spent basis . In this case €0.79/minute or €0.35/min with a €17.99 subscription.

To be able to access it, you must create an account through the manufacturer’s app, which will then guide you to the stations open to non-Tesla vehicles.

Finally, it should be noted that this “opening up” of the network also works with motorists coming from the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and Germany, which may raise fears of some thrombosis at the stations at the time of major departures in holidays.

However, the American company wants to be reassuring on this point. ” The desire to widen access to the network is not new. This is part of our approach of putting as many electric vehicles on the road as possible. “, delays a representative of the brand interviewed by Caradisiac. ” This extension of the program concerns only 16 stations which we have identified could continue to provide a satisfactory experience with this expanded access. We are now going to study the feedback, knowing that things have been going very well in the Netherlands since November 1. “Remains that France is not Holland, and that the Hexagon knows a much denser road transit.

And Tesla to argue that “increased number of customers using Superchargers enables faster network expansion which has more than 30,000 SuCs around the world and is set to triple in the coming years.

Even if everyone understands the inescapable nature of the approach, it is understandable that the prospect of having to share the stations with “other” vehicles upsets Tesla customers who had come to the brand attracted by the exclusive nature of its charging network.

Reference-www.caradisiac.com

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